Dr. Fred Pescatore - Biography

Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H, is a traditionally trained physician who has chosen to practice Integrative Medicine. By practicing Integrative Medicine, Dr. Pescatore is able to combine traditional and alternative medical techniques while treating his patients in a progressive and effective way.

While studying for a Masters Degree in Public Health at Columbia University and traveling extensively throughout Asia and India, Dr. Pescatore trained with practitioners who specialize in alternative healing techniques. This invaluable exposure provided him with the knowledge that opened his eyes to the world of alternative medicine and the realization that by combining traditional and alternative medicines you can treat a patient in a way that allows the truly holistic process of healing to take place.

Current Role
In order to further expand his knowledge of alternative medicine, Dr. Pescatore joined the staff of the Atkins Center, the world's preeminent center for Complementary Medicine. Working alongside Dr. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Pescatore has quickly risen to his current position as the Associate Medical Director of the center. In his daily practice, Dr. Pescatore treats patients with illnesses ranging from AIDS and life-threatening cancers to more daily concerns such as diet and nutrition by employing a combination of alternative and traditional medicines -- orchestrating all the healing arts for the benefit of the patient.

Speaking the Message
Dr. Pescatore has taken to the airwaves as the host of "Your Health Choices -- The Friday Edition," his own weekly radio program on New York's WEVD. His hope is that this program will teach people about integrative medicine and its ability to link the "fix-it" mentality of traditional medicine with the body-mind-spirit philosophies that play a critical role in the healing process.

In addition, Dr. Pescatore appears regularly on national news magazine programs and national morning programs; he has written several well-circulated articles and speaks to audiences around the world to share his insights on these important topics. In September 1998, his first book, "Feed Your Kids Well," wil be published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Dr. Pescatore's Medical History
Dr. Pescatore's traditional medical knowledge comes from his training at three of New York's preeminent teaching hospitals -- St. Vincent's, M. Sinai Medical Center and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center -- and his treatment of thousands of patients using traditional methods. To keep abreast of both alternative and traditional teachings, Dr. Pescatore is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine and the American College for the Advancement of Medicine.