Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Chronic Pain Doesn’t Stand A Chance – Optimum Health Report #369

A woman suffering from chronic headaches, wondering about a good treatment

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Look what arrived today in the email! She is a patient that came all the way from Germany for treatment at LifeWorks.

“Dear Dr Minkoff,
It took 4 years to find a competent Doctor!
Everything started slowly.  My joints hurt, tingling in my hands and feet, and all my muscles hurt and extreme back pain.  Every step I made hurt.  I was always tired and tired.  Sometimes there were days where I could not see properly.  I drove from doctor to doctor, but no one could help.

For the last 1.5 years I was no longer able to work and I kept pulling back.  My husband always said let’s keep looking, we’ll find the right Doctor.

Then my best friend from America called, because she heard what happened and told me to come to her, she had a good Doctor.  I did not want to hear about it anymore, but my husband and friend did not let up until I was on the plane to Clearwater.

So I visited Dr. Minkoff together with my friend.  Dr. Minkoff took a lot of time. I did not know any doctor would do that and was impressed.  He examined me and did a lot of testing and he really found the problem.  Everything he found made perfect sense and I started treatment right away and after a few weeks, I felt much better.  My eyes did not hurt anymore and I could see well again.  The pain got less, my gut got better and I lost 36 pounds.  Now I feel full of energy again and can work again.  Honestly, I can’t even find the words to describe my happiness!

Dr. Minkoff, never have I met such a Doctor, who is as knowledgeable and interested in his patient as you are.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me.
You gave my life back to me.  I have fun again and many plans.  You are the best!!!

Many thanks to all Lifework staff members!  You are a great Team, always helpful, service oriented and friendly.  I felt very well with you and will miss you!!!

I don’t exaggerate when I say that we are best clinic that you will find anywhere. We love what we do and what we do is help people get their lives back.

Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

A woman suffering from chronic stomach pain, wondering about a good treatment

Chronic Pain

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you looking for help and don’t know where to turn? You are not alone!

Kelley’s Testimonial

“Those that suffer with chronic pain, you know part of the struggle is getting people to believe you.”
Watch Kelly tell her story of how she got her life back after living with chronic pain for years.

Dr. Minkoff Talks about Chronic Pain

““We have a very specific approach where we can find the causes that underline pain.”

*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient’s medical history and other factors.

LifeWorks Accepts Care Credit
LifeWorks is happy to announce that we are now accepting CareCredit cards. For many people CareCredit can provide an easier way of financing you and your family’s healthcare needs*. For more information go to carecredit.com

*Subject to credit approval.


About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.