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LifeWorks Sponsors Screening of Major Autism Documentary

LifeWorks Wellness Center is sponsoring the first Tampa Bay screening of an important new documentary about autism, called The United States of Autism.

Clearwater, FL – LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the foremost alternative health clinics in the US, is sponsoring the screening of The United States of Autism, at AMC Woodlands Square, Oldsmar on Thursday, April 18th. The screening will begin at 7:30pm and the documentary will be introduced by LifeWorks’ practitioner, Dr. George Springer.

The release of this major new documentary is very timely; recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released a report that suggests 1 in 50 children has autism. As the father of five sons, Dr. Springer is concerned to see the number increasing. He says, “Autism is a modern epidemic and the latest statistics reflect that. I am seeing a growing number of autistic children in my practice at our Clearwater clinic, and I welcome this documentary as a way of showing America through the eyes of people who have autism.”

Filmed in 2010, The United States of Autism shares the stories of 21 families impacted by autism and gives real insight into their world. The documentary premiers in New York on April 5, and the screening in Oldsmar will be the first in Tampa Bay.

AMC Woodlands Square is at 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL and the screening takes place on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the box office and cost $10.75

For more information visit LifeWorks Wellness Center, which combines complementary and alternative medicine with traditional approaches, to give the best health care possible. The clinic offers more than a dozen different modalities for wellness, all in the same Clearwater clinic. For more information about LifeWorks Wellness Center call our New Patient Scheduler at (727) 466-6789.

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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.