By Charles F. Glassman, MD

I am excited to be part of Families On-Line. As you get to know me, I hope you will learn quickly that I serve more as a coach and guide, than a know-it-all authority.

Through my over 20 years of medical practice, I have gained plenty of practical experience to go along with my overall knowledge and keeping up with the fast paced field of medical research. But with that experience comes a great deal of humility; as I have seen, over and over again, that what we think we know in medicine and what the textbook and research tells us, often does not translate into an individual’s circumstance.

 

Alternative methods don’t threaten me and I will never ridicule or judge someone’s beliefs. One thing you will see is that I live by the mantra, “vulnerability is my greatest asset.” As I share with you my personal experiences and challenges, I know that it can help you deal with yours.

As our relationship develops, I am hopeful that you will view me as your advocate, in whom you can trust. I openly encourage you to email me with feedback (even negative or contrary opinions), and suggestions for future columns.

To be sure, life deals us many challenges. I have always believed that to live a truly fulfilled, healthy life, balance is essential. For me, that balance involves recognition and nurturing of mind, body, and spirit. William Londen summed it up when he wrote, “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

 

Dr. Charles Glassman

Charles F. Glassman, MD, FACP - has practiced general internal medicine, for over 20 years.  Dr. Glassman specializes in personalized, patient focused care, with an emphasis on wellness and prevention. He approaches medicine in an integrative manner, looking carefully at all traditionally approved methods while recognizing the power of unconventional therapies. Dr. Glassman has repeatedly earned National and Regional Top Doctor and Patient Choice Awards. His new service, Coach MD blends the knowledge and experience of a caring medical doctor with the passion and guidance of a life coach.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Brain Drain, which helps explain and fix self-sabotage. It is the winner of the 2011 Independent Publisher's Award and 2011 Eric Hoffer Award as the best Self-Help and Health book, 2010 Pinnacle Book Award for best Self-Help Book, and 2009 LA Book Festival Best Spirituality Book.

To new subscribers on his website, he is now offering his free, new EBook, Destiny Diet. Weekly, Dr. Glassman hosts Medicine on the Cutting Edge, which gives a voice to pioneers in medical research and development. Dr. Glassman lives with his family in Rockland County, NY.

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