I am an integrative cardiologist practicing here in Scottsdale Arizona. After finishing my cardiology fellowship at that the Deborah Heart and Lung Center I realized one thing; people come back. I began seeing the patients coming back with recurrent blockages in their coronary arteries, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. After being in practice for 42 years essentially not much has changed. Yes, we are using more medication, but we are doing more surgeries essentially with the knowledge that heart disease is progressive. After suffering from a mild heart attack at age 50 I began to explore alternative and integrative therapies that would keep me alive. I have had no cardiac stenting, no angioplasty, and no surgery. My heart function is excellent, and I am angina free. At this point in my life I use several integrative therapies which I have incorporated into my daily program. I am convinced that not one thing that keeps me alive or keeps my arteries open. It everything acting as a symphony. Having evolved over the years my protocol has gotten better and better.
I still advocate traditional testing and treatment including calcium scores, nuclear stress testing, echocardiography, doppler, 24-hour Holter monitoring, event recorder’s cardiac catheterization and even sometimes coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacement. I feel there is still a need for noninvasive and invasive testing, but the difference is that my treatments are now personalized and based on the genes of each patient. They are also based on the patient’s toxicity, infections, nutrient levels, and the amount of inflammation and free radicals and oxidative stress. Also important are degrees of methylation and homocysteine, cholesterol, coagulation, nitric oxide and hormone status.
With the new science of genomic testing I am now able to evaluate your genes which are your book of life. I am now able to look at the genes from both your mother and your father and have developed a personalized program for your angina, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, or cardiomyopathy. I do extensive testing to get to the root cause of your disease. The infections need to be controlled, the heavy metals need to be lower and the inflammation and free radicals need to be extinguished. Nutrient levels need to be replaced and amino acid deficiency are corrected. The use of magnetic therapy with PEMF as well as stem cells and exosomes are times utilized. IV nutritional therapy is very important, and this includes ozone therapy, glutathione, poly-MVA and many others.
Stem cells and exosomes are very beneficial too.
As a cardiologist I feel I have the unique opportunity to help many many people. I have learned this over the years from treating myself. I am still a very traditional cardiologist but having been sick with a heart attack 20 years ago I feel that the integration of these other therapies is very important for myself as well as my patients. Testing is the key and an integrative approach is the answer.
If you would like more information please call me at 480-860-2030