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
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
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.