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Dr. Jack Wolfson, D.O., FACC
I am a board certified cardiologist who left a large group to start my own holistic practice. I use nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle changes to get patients off medications and reduce cardiac risk. My ecofriendly office is in Paradise Valley, AZ.
Brainwashed! That was how I spent the first 35 years of my life. Words like organic and natural were not in my vocabulary, certainly not relating to health. Nutrition was deemed worthless, vitamins were quackery, and drugs and surgery were healing. I actually believed (as many docs do) that statin drugs should be in the water supply. But as you will read below, I transformed from a doctor who follows mindless, cookbook medicine to one who will be amongst the leaders of the health revolution in this country.
I was born in Cleveland where my father was the first osteopathic resident at the Cleveland Clinic. My family moved to Chicago and lived there until age 31. I attended the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree and then, following in my father’s footsteps, spent four years at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for my D.O. degree. A three year internal medicine residency then a three year cardiology fellowship followed at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois while serving as Chief Fellow in my final year. I am board certified in cardiology and was admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Cardiology (FACC) in 2002.
In 2002, I moved to Arizona and joined a large cardiology group. My first few years, I practiced like any other cardiologist, consulting with office patients and making hospital rounds. Procedures such as heart catheterization, implanting pacemakers, and interpreting echocardiograms and nuclear stress tests was my daily routine. I served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Paradise Valley Hospital and also as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation. In four years, I achieved partner status with the large cardiology group and was a very successful conventional cardiologist.
In 2004, I met the most amazing woman who would soon become my wife. Heather is a chiropractor and has a heavy focus on nutrition and healthy, chemical free living. Since meeting her, I have changed my whole life and medical practice style. I have switched from the sickness paradigm to one of health and wellness. I read countless books, studied hundreds of articles, and attended as many conferences as possible. I met with natural doctors including chiropractors, homeopaths, naturopaths and different types of healers (at which most medical docs would scoff). I immersed myself in the natural lifestyle. Most importantly, I opened my mind from the brainwashing of medical training. My explicit goal in treating patients is finding the cause of disease instead of using the band-aid approach. The CAUSE is the CURE.
In 2012, I decided to do leave the large cardiology group and open Wolfson Integrative Cardiology.
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LDL IS NOT THE BOOGIE MAN – So why do doctors want to lower LDL and cholesterol? by Dr. Jack Wolfson, D.O., FACC 4 years, 6 months ago View Over millions of years human beings have evolved. Take a minute to realize all that the human body can do: create, destroy, laugh, cry, run, jump, see, hear, taste etc. Human organs are so intricate and complex that despite technology, they cannot be duplicated.Now think of one good reason why the human body has evolved [...]
CODE PINK – Ways to Help Avoid Breast Cancer and Improve Cancer Treatment by Dr. Jack Wolfson, D.O., FACC 4 years, 6 months ago View I have a couple of pink dress shirts that match a few ties so occasionally I may wear the combo to work…..but not this month. This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As if we are not reminded every day about the increase in cancer rates, society has deemed the 31 days of October to focus on [...]
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