Who is Dr. David Minkoff? Extended Biography, Credentials & Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. David Minkoff is an American physician and best selling author. He is the co-founder and medical director of LifeWorks Wellness Center and a regular speaker at numerous conferences on health, wellness, Lyme disease, ozone therapy, alternative cancer treatment, and autoimmune diseases.

About Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff has always had a passion for helping others. Serving in emergency medicine at one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. doctor Minkoff’s passion grew for helping others in times of acute need. From broken bones, and accidents and injuries to witnessing the ravages of chronic disease, it was through these first-hand experiences that he realized serving others and alleviating their suffering was one of the greatest goods one can aspire to.

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A Medical Transformation

In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance.

Throughout this time of intensive research and study, Dr. Minkoff gained through expertise in functional and biological medicine and the role of the environment in the disease process.

This led him into further fields of research and intensive study such as:

  • heavy metal detoxification
  • pesticides & environmental toxins
  • detoxification protocols
  • regenerative medicine
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • functional medicine
  • energy medicine
  • neural and prolotherapy
  • homeopathy
  • diet
  • optimum nutrition.

Dr. Minkoff studied under some of the most preeminent doctors in each of these disciplines until he finally became an expert in his own right.

Dr. Minkoff and his wife sue

Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some 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.


Dr. David Minkoff Establishes LifeWorks Wellness Center

LifeWorks Wellness Center was established to offer the very best medical treatments available and to expand the focus beyond the biomedical health model which explains that illnesses are caused by biology.

The goal was to expand this incomplete view and take into consideration what today is widely known, that social, psychological, and environmental factors also play a role in the disease process.

This opens up many more non-invasive treatment options that have a long history of assisting in the prevention, treatment, and cure of disease. While we fully use and embrace the wonders and successes of modern medicine, we also recognize that there is a wealth of both old and new technologies and treatment options that people can use today in a complementary manner to achieve even better outcomes.

Beyond the Limits of Health Insurance

Traditional health insurance companies aren’t interested in doctors spending lots of time with patients and looking for the social, psychological, and environmental factors that may be contributing or even causing their disease. This approach does not conform to their world-view of disease and current standard of care mandates.

As most anyone can attest who has been treated or seen under this system, most feel the doctor is rushing them, doesn’t give them an adequate amount of time, and are often ready with their prescription pads to “treat” their symptoms.

Healthcare, the Right Way

Just like organic food used to be the norm, healthcare treatment in ages past was much different as well. Doctors were able to offer very personalized care but in today’s hectic insurance-driven healthcare system, it’s simply not possible.

We decided we were going to do things differently and we did. Unshackled by the restraints of health insurance we could offer the kind of healthcare we felt was best for our patients.

Instead of merely masking symptoms and handing out medications as the primary treatment option, Dr. David Minkoff decided he wanted to change the face of healthcare by offering personalized healthcare in a way that wasn’t being practiced. By spending ample time with patients, looking for the underlying causes of disease, and then treating them, his successes with patients grew and word of mouth spread like wildfire.

A new model of disease treatment, health enhancement, and wellness emerged that predicated itself on removing antagonistic substances from the environment and body of the person under treatment and restoring their immune system, repairing gut issues, restoring mitochondrial function, detecting and eliminating hidden sources pathogens, viruses and microbes and supporting the immune system through diet and nutrition. All while offering more therapies under one roof than any other integrative clinic in the U.S.

Dr. Minkoff – Developer of Nutraceuticals

Bodyhealth. Com - founded by dr. David minkoffThe demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes hundreds of products designed for many health problems today.

Dr. Minkoff Author

Dr. David minkoff's book - perfect aminoIn 2019 Dr. David Minkoff wrote The Search for the Perfect Protein  In this book Dr. Minkoff provides a new appreciation and understanding of these vital components of life and wellness. He examines the healthful or harmful effects of the foods you eat regularly. And he explores the importance of clean proteins in your diet while offering indispensable guidance on where to find them.

Monthly Newsletters

Dr. David Minkoff also writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Contributor & Speaker

Dr. David Minkoff also contributes to several platforms, lending his voice, knowledge, and experience to everyone.

Thrive Global

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Follow Dr. David Minkoff on Medium where he shares insights to improve one’s daily routines, general wellness, and health at home or at work.


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Dr. David Minkoff Athlete

Learn more about dr. David minkoff is an mdDr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons as of 2019. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.


Dr. David Minkoff Important Dates

  • 1974 – graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.
  • 1974 – 1995 – worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit, and worked in emergency medicine until 1995
  • 1997 – his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S
  • 2000 – Founded
  • 2019 – completed his 43rd Ironman Triathlon

Where is Dr. Minkoff?

You can find Dr. Minkoff practicing at LifeWorks Wellness Center.