WEEK I: Introduction to an Integrative History & Physical

Dr. Ronald Hoffman is recognized as one of America’s foremost complementary medicine practitioners. He is founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York City, author of numerous books and articles for the public and for health professionals, and is host of the popular nationally-syndicated radio program Intelligent Medicine, and the Internet podcast of the same name. He is active in several medical professional organizations, and is a past President of the country’s largest organization of complementary and alternative doctors, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and is frequently quoted in popular magazines and newspapers. He is also called upon to lecture both to the public and to groups of medical professionals. Dr. Hoffman is one of the pioneers of complementary and alternative medicine. In 1985, he established the Hoffman Center as one of New York’s first comprehensive practices for the delivery of innovative medical care. As Medical Director of the Hoffman Center, Dr. Hoffman maintains a busy practice seeing patients and supervising the therapies administered by the team of health professionals he has selected and trained. Based on years of clinical experience and intimate familiarity with vitamins and herbal preparations, he has designed a line of nutritional supplements for Hoffman Center patients, now available to consumers.

WEEK II: Detoxification Strategies
WEEK III: A Systems Approach to Cardiometabolic Insulin Resistance

Dr. Lyn Patrick graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and recently in Colorado for the last 30 years. She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been a Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, a Medline-indexed journal of complementary/alternative medical research. She speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine, liver disease, endocrine disruption and other topics. She is a currently on the Executive Committee, as well as the Board of Directors, for ACAM and Co-Chair of ACAM’s Education Committee and Chelation Committee, lecturing in the area of environmental medicine and metal toxicology. She is also a physician-member of the Hepatitis C Ambassadors Team, a national interdisciplinary team of integrative medicine providers and hepatologists seeking answers to chronic hepatitis C treatment through research and education in complementary/alternative medicine. The book ”Choices”, which she co-authored, is available at no cost to physicians and patients at In 2013, along with fellow naturopathic physician and educator Jessica Tran, she started Progressive Medical Education, an online continuing education site for primary care providers. She has taught and created curriculum in a variety of areas: integrative treatment of chronic hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and clinician training courses in environmental medicine.

WEEK II: An Introduction to Supplementation

Thomas G. Guilliams Ph.D. earned his doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) where he studied molecular immunology in the Microbiology Department. Since 1996, he has spent his time studying the mechanisms and actions of natural-based therapies, and is an expert in the therapeutic uses of nutritional supplements. As the VP of Science and Regulatory Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he has developed a wide array of products and programs which allow clinicians to use nutritional supplements and lifestyle interventions as safe, evidence-based and effective tools for a variety of patients. Tom teaches at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, where he holds an appointment as an Asst. Adjunct Professor; and at the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy. He is a faculty member of the Metabolic Medicine Institute  (Formerly FAARM), through which he has an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

WEEK IV: A Systems Approach to GI


WEEK V: A Systems Approach to Cancer: Advanced Testing for Early Detection
WEEK VI: A Systems Approach to Hormones

Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. attended the University of Texas School of Public Health, and then attended the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School.  She completed her post-graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Connealy began practicing medicine in 1986. In 1992, she founded the Center For New Medicine in Irvine, California, where she serves as Medical Director. In 2009 she opened Cancer Center For Healing and in 2015 she opened Addiction Center For Healing. Dr. Connealy soon realized that conventional medicine had very limited returns and did not always improve the health of her patients.  This led her to study integrative and complementary therapies, and since then she has revolutionized the landscape of medicine through her integrative medical centers. With over thirty years of experience in finding the ‘root cause of an illness’, Dr. Connealy has taken numerous advanced courses, including homeopathic, nutritional and lifestyle approaches, while studying disease, chronic illness, and cancer treatments.  She has a true passion to change her patients’ lives, and give them their life back.
WEEK VII: An Introduction to Lab Testing

Allen Green, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician currently in private practice at the Center for Optimum Health in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his practice of general family medicine, Dr. Green specializes in Integrative/Wellness Medicine, combining conventional or allopathic medicine together with natural, nutritional and herbal therapies. Dr. Green has over 20 years of experience working in integrative healthcare settings with various practitioners of complementary and alternative healthcare. He is the founder and medical director of the Center for Optimum Health which offers comprehensive traditional Family Medicine with Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr. Green completed his medical training May 1985 at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. His undergraduate education was completed at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology. Dr. Green’s post graduate medical training in family medicine was completed at Montgomery Family Practice Residency Program, Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania. For over 15 years Dr. Green had served on the faculty of the University Of California, Irvine, School Of Medicine as assistant clinical professor of medicine where he taught other physicians, residents and medical students the principals and practice of natural and integrative medicine. He frequently lectures to other healthcare practitioners as well as the general community on various topics related to complementary and holistically oriented medicine. Dr. Green has been particularly successful at bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine. In the past he served as chairman of Department of Family Practice as well as chairman of the Bioethics Committee at that same hospital. Dr. Green has been an active member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine for over 20 years, a professional organization dedicated to advancing safe and natural therapies and health optimization. Presently he serves on their Executive Committee as Immediate Past President, as well as the Board of Directors and on the Education Committee.

WEEK VII: Case Study

Dr. Dana Cohen is renowned by her peers and beloved by patients for her nuanced practice of Integrative Medicine. In practice for over 15 years, she trained under the late Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the iconic Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman, a pioneer of integrative medicine and founder of the Hoffman Center in New York City. She earned her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Cohen was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998 and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the leading voice of Integrative Medicine for MD, DO, ND and master-level health care providers, where she is also the past program director of their yearly symposiums. She is currently an advisor to the Board of Directors and sits on the Education Committee.

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