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Today, I’m so grateful to be joined by Dr. Patrick Fratellone, MD. Patrick transformed my thinking and feeling about how doctors can help us heal and overcome the physical and emotional impacts of child sexual abuse in our adult lives. But that’s also because Patrick is not your conventional doctor—I hope he’ll do the same for you in this podcast!
Dr. Fratellone’s guiding philosophy is a raw, real, and highly individualized approach to health and well-being. Patrick is guided by his personal mission to serve, empower and partner with his patients on the path to wellness, transformation, and wholeness, beyond what he came to see as conventional “cookbook medicine” that can too often leave patients unhealed and hooked on medications. Born with an undiagnosed congenital heart disease, and inspired by his grandparents’ use of herbs and plants as remedies, Dr. Fratellone become passionate about nurturing the intrinsic healing of the whole person.
As Dr. Fratellone was pursuing his more creative approach to healing, he was recruited by the late Dr. Robert Atkins, (the world-renowned physician and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Diet) to become Chief of Medicine and Director of Cardiology at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. “Practice what you believe in,” were the words of advice to Patrick from Dr. Atkins, and those words committed Patrick to do just that. Following Dr. Atkins’ death, Patrick moved to Arizona to work with the now-celebrity integrative doctor, Andrew Weil, MD., where Patrick embarked on his fellowship of integrated medicine, and the pursuit of new and alternative approaches to medicine and healing that continue today through Patrick’s New York-based integrative medical practice.
Sobriety has become a cornerstone of Patrick’s own healing, not only for his physical healing, but also for his healing from childhood sexual trauma. That journey remains a source of strength for Patrick and helps him to be the best partner to his patients through an innate intuition and empathy to “get real and raw” in order to help us heal “wholly” from our deepest physical and emotional challenges.
For more resources, visit www.OvercomingChildSexualAbuse.com and www.End1in4.org