Michael Finkelstein, MD

Michael Finkelstein, MD

Dr. Michael Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD. Dr. Finkelstein is the founder and medical director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine; he is an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times and CNN; he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation and Omega Institute; and he blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for The Huffington Post. Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine, and he is the recipient of numerous distinctions. Drawing from his diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.

For more information, please visit www.SlowMedicineDoctor.com.

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The Relationship Between Health and Consciousness

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The Slow Medicine Kitchen: Nourish Your Body, Heart, Mind and Soul

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Slow Medicine for Arthritis

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Mind Matters

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Slow Medicine for Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss

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Slow Medicine for Heart Health

In the case of most illnesses, we have the opportunity to respond conventionally and/or holistically, so as to resolve the root problem and return to balance. In the case of…

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Slow Medicine for Depression

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