As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor. Much of my personal life has been a constant quest for healthier eating and lifestyle. And just like the patients I have been honored to care for, my life, education and the way I practice medicine continues to be a journey.
Over the years, the more knowledge I gained, the more eager I was to share it with my patients. However, insurance constraints did not afford my patients coverage for the time I needed to practice this basic aspect of medicine, which has been grossly overlooked. I always felt rushed with patients, despite the fact I saw far fewer patients than most of my internal medicine colleagues. Somewhere along the way, I realized my passion was stifled by the demands of a primary care doctor. The love I had for medicine near died.
But as fate would have it, I had the opportunity to spend time with the late Shari Lieberman, PhD, who informed me of the American Academy of Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and opened my eyes to the role of nutrition in health and healing. This catapulted my journey into the integrative world. But there came a point when the diet, hormones, and the exercise just wasn’t enough. I knew something more existed. After meeting other mentors such as Norman Shealy, MD, PhD and Carolyn Myss, PhD I found out what that missing piece was, as they educated me about Energy Medicine.
My goal is to restore people back to optimal wellness by balancing hormones, providing good nutritional counseling, removing toxins and, of course, balancing the mind, body and spirit. What I want most for patients to understand is the body will only thrive if the spirit is full of energy.
Balancing the spirit is not at all about religion, rather the inward journey to one’s true self and life purpose. This journey is best taken with someone who understands this intuitively, and can help you tap into your own intuition. Like the many people I have had on my journey, we all need teachers. This is what Lenka Spiska LMT, Intuologist, Medical Intuitive and Quantum Energy Healer is for me. Lenka is one of my greatest teachers and has helped further me along on my healing journey by addressing the spirit. I had the mind and body well addressed, but the integration of spirit was not there until I worked with Lenka.
Just as I could wait no longer to adopt integrative and functional medicine into my practice, my experience with Lenka made me again eager to share energy medicine with my patients. I knew they would benefit from her services just as I did. Everyone knows the part of the Hippocratic oath of “Do no harm.” But few are aware of the part of the oath that says, “I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required [for healing]. In my experience, doing this required bringing back what was thrown out with the onset of conventional medicine over 100 years ago: the role of the one’s spirit.
While I had referred patients to Lenka in the past several years, it wasn’t until I experienced the deep shift within myself that we knew we had to join forces. Lenka, or as I call her, my Eastern counterpart, now provides energetic healing to clients in my office. The synergistic effect of healing that clients experience when working with both Lenka and me has allowed patients to tap into their ability to heal more effectively than working with either of us alone.
I truly believe my calling as a physician is to assist people in their personal journey of change toward a better lifestyle that includes addressing the mind, body and spirit.
“Getting you healthy is my passion; being healthy is your choice"
*The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida board of medicine.