Who is DrM?
Alternative DrMCare Natural Medical Self-Care Protocols
Mitchell A. Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.M., Dc.A.B.C.T.
- Double board-certified family physician in family and homeopathic medicine.
- Specialized in classical homeopathy, nutritional and botanical medicine, chelation and bio-oxidative therapy.
Over twenty-five years experience practicing and teaching the gentler art and science of integrative CAM (complementary alternative medicine).
- Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.
- Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Homeotherapeutics.
- Diplomate Candidate of the American Board of Chelation Therapy.
- Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.
- Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Biology graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Attended Stanford University School of Medicine, during which time he began his homeopathic and nutritional medical studies in 1975.
- Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and former Associate Medical Director of the MCV/Blackstone Family Practice Residency Training Program, of which he is a graduate.
- Served on the faculty of the New England School of Homeopathy and as a Clinical Preceptor for the esteemed Hahnemann
- College of Homeopathy and he is a graduate of both postgraduate institutions.
- Served as an active member of the clinical faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy, a Clinical Instructor for the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and at the Medical College of Virginia.
- Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
- Taught clinical homeopathic medicine and nutritional therapy in the introductory alternative medicine programs at major university medical centers.
- Lectures throughout the U.S. and internationally on classical homeopathy and nutritional therapy to both medical professionals and the lay public.
- Serves on the teaching faculty of the Global Medicine Education Foundation.
- Professional, integrative medicine consultant and medical director for several major health care institutions and nutriceutical corporations.
- Organizer of and active participant in integrative CAM (complementary alternative medicine) clinical research.
- Editorial advisor for several published texts on homeopathy and nutritional therapy.
- Author of many articles on homeopathic medicine, nutritional therapy, chelation therapy and integrative, complementary alternative medicine published in medical journals and popular magazines.
- Actively engaged in a very busy, solo, integrative CAM practice in Virginia.
My sincere passion for and roots in medicine and natural healing run deep and strong. It began at the tender age of 5 years old, when my dear grandpa Sam, a WWII U.S. Army surgeon and general practitioner, took me on house calls in his old Studebaker. I was curious about the fluid-filled bell jars hosting strange things on his back car seat and he regaled me with fascinating stories about Mr. Zuckerman’s prostate, the neighbor’s bladder polyps, etc., painting such colorful pictures of these people that they came alive in my hungry, young mind. I was also influenced by my uncles who were physicians, and by our old, crusty, British family physician, Dr. Russell, whose clever, dry wit and gentle encouragement to explore medicine as a career inspired me to yearn to be a doctor from my youth. Though, I felt a strong inkling that there was far more to healing than what my childhood mentors knew and practiced.
As the 1960s and 70s unfolded, the Human Potential Movement impacted my mind with the meeting of Eastern mysticism and ancient systems of healing with Western science and philosophy. I was first introduced to alternative medicine when I read a classic textbook on naturopathic health care at the age of 17 years old, attended seminars on herbal medicine and holistic nutrition, and then, discovered what really worked to improve health through personal experimentation. I reasoned that the only way to truly know whether something worked to improve health and well-being was to try it yourself. Hands-on learning experiences always appealed to me. It has served me well over the years, creating a solid foundation of proven knowledge and acumen.
I decided in college to pursue a career in family medicine, specializing in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), since they were the most comprehensive systems of healing of which I was aware at the time. I attended courses and seminars in everything from acupressure to Zen meditation learned the fundamental skills of naturopathic fasting and detoxification methods, macrobiotic cooking, Hatha Yoga, polarity therapy, therapeutic massage, essential oils and flower essences, you name it! My college apartment walls were lined with layers of shelves covered with small pots of the many, different, medicinal herbs that I gathered on herb walks in the countryside and from the seeds that I purchased and grew. My indoor herb & spice garden was a thing of beauty, pleasure and practical value and helped me to learn about the healing power of plants. It also motivated me toward a modicum of mastery in the culinary arts. I have been an avid student and practitioner of the gentle, beautiful and powerful, ancient Chinese martial arts, Taijijuan and Qigong, since 18 years old, over 35 years.
In my first year of medical school, I organized that college’s first, introductory course in alternative medicine, bringing experts in various fields of CAM to speak to interested students after hours. It was during that course that I had the great fortune of being introduced to homeopathic medicine and was thrilled to discover that there was a truly profound, effective and comprehensive system of natural healing in the Western medical tradition. Up until then, I had been studying Chinese to help learn TCM.
Soon thereafter, I arranged an extended, clinical preceptorship with an accomplished, homeopathic family physician and nutritional specialist, in which I witnessed firsthand; true cures of serious, acute and chronic illnesses that I had been taught in regular medical school were incurable. I then immersed myself in intensive, ongoing study with my homeopathic mentor’s guidance over several years and dedicated my life to the pursuit of excellence in the art and science of homeopathic medicine and nutritional therapy. It was not without some painful bumps along the road, since I had chosen a path far outside of conventional, allopathic medical orthodoxy, but I have never regretted my choice to become an expert in natural, integrative medicine. It is my ‘path with a heart’ and deeply nourishes my soul to serve others in this way of true healing.
Alternative DrMCare Natural Medical Self-Care Protocols is the perfected end result of many years of intensive, ongoing, scientific research study and the clinical wisdom gleaned from the day to day practice of integrative nutritional medicine and sincere dedication to the honored principle of primum non nocere (first do no harm). It was a ‘labor of love’ and a gift to my patients and their families, friends and associates, who encouraged me for years to share my vast medical knowledge, and now to you too, to help promote and maintain your best possible health, happiness and well-being.
Dr. Mitch Fleisher is a double board-certified family physician specializing in classical homeopathy, nutritional and botanical medicine, chelation and bio-oxidative therapy with over twenty-five years experience practicing and teaching the gentler art and science of integrative medicine.
Dr. Fleisher is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Diplomate of the American Board of Homeotherapeutics and Diplomate Candidate of the American Board of Chelation Therapy and earned certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He is dedicated to the lifelong study of integrative medicine.
He attended Stanford University School of Medicine, during which time he began his homeopathic and nutritional medical studies in 1975, and he is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and former Associate Medical Director of the MCV/Blackstone Family Practice Residency Training Program, of which he is a graduate.
Dr. Fleisher has served on the faculty of the New England School of Homeopathy and as a Clinical Preceptor for the esteemed Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, and is a graduate of both of these postgraduate homeopathic institutions.
Dr. Fleisher has served as an active member of the clinical faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy, a Clinical Instructor for the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and at the Medical College of Virginia, where he has taught clinical homeopathic medicine and nutritional therapy in the introductory alternative medicine programs, as well as continuing to lecture throughout the U.S. and internationally on classical homeopathy and nutritional therapy to both medical professionals and the lay public. He is also a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
He currently serves on the teaching faculty of the Global Medicine Education Foundation.
Dr. Fleisher serves as a professional, integrative medicine consultant and medical director for several major health care institutions and nutriceutical corporations, as an organizer and active participant in integrative CAM (complementary alternative medicine) clinical research, as an editorial advisor for several published texts on homeopathy and nutritional therapy and contributes articles on homeopathic medicine, nutritional therapy, chelation therapy and integrative, complementary alternative medicine to medical journals and popular magazines.
|Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Friend|
"I sat through the meeting with school officials, teachers and guidance counselors, trying to hold back my tears. They handed me a large workbook: Your ADD/ADHD Child.
|Pure Pilates Fitness Instructor|
"In December of 2005, I was introduced to Dr. Mitch Fleisher for some health issues, one being, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
L&D Commodities, Inc.
|Gretna, Nebraska 68028|
"When I received the message that the skin biopsy report showed the tumor to be malignant, I didn't sink into a pit of despair.
|William Cates, age 68|
|Owner & Winemaker, Tantara Winery|
|Santa Ynez, California|
"My story started back in April 2001, when I suddenly lost all function in my right, dominant arm. I was incredibly scared, in intense pain and clueless as to what had happened to me.
|Office Manager & Mom|
"I was plagued with respiratory allergies throughout my childhood and early adulthood. I had been having seasonal allergies that occurred primarily in the spring and fall.
|Santa Ynez, California|
Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is a very knowledgeable and gifted healer. DrM has generously chosen to share his healing protocols with us. Please indulge, as I have, and you will find incredible results."
|Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.|
Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher and I have been professional associates and friends for over twenty years. He was one of my clinical instructors in my postgraduate classes
|Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.|
|Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician|
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Director, Downtown Family Practice Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia Medical Center
Julie Joslin, Ph.D.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been treating me holistically for over a dozen years. When I first met him, I had suffered for many months with reflex sympathetic dystrophy in my left foot
|Julie Joslin, Ph.D.|
|Professional Educational Consultant|
|Spencer, North Carolina|
"Our family has found Dr. Mitch Fleisher's natural medical self-care protocols invaluable. Since she was a baby, my youngest daughter quickly develops ear infections with nasal congestion.
|Teacher and Mom|
Thomas Hessin, Sr.
"My odyssey of treating Chronic Hepatitis C began in 1993, when, during a routine physical exam, a blood test came up with a positive test result. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor
|Thomas Hessin, Sr.|
|President, Valley Real Estate Partners|
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I want to share with you some of my experiences with this brilliant and caring physician. I have had several opportunities to work with
|Certified Massage Therapist|
"I began my homeopathic relationship with Dr. Mitch Fleisher in 1996, while looking for relief for my son's reoccurring asthma.
|Paris, France, New York City, NY, & Braunsfel, Texas, USA|
Bill Maher, CADC, ACI
"I have been working both personally and professionally with Dr. Mitch Fleisher for a number of years. With his guidance, I have achieved a quality of health
|Bill Maher, CADC, ACI|
|Board Registered Interventionist II|
Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M
"Having known Dr. Mitch Fleisher for many years now, I have the highest regard for his knowledge of nutritional and herbal medicine and have frequently drawn upon his expertise.
|Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M.|
|Specialist in Homeopathy and Family Medicine<|
Malcolm Smith, N.D., D.H.A.N.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is the doctor that I turn to for professional nutritional advice for my patients and myself. I can count on him to be fully knowledgeable about
George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.
"As a family and homeopathic physician with over 30 years' experience, I can attest to the therapeutic efficacy of Dr. Mitch Fleisher's nutritional/botanical support protocols.
|George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.|
|Editor, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine|
Vice President, American Institute of Homeopathy
Associate Faculty, Center for the Study of
Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
University of Virginia (CSCAT)
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I've come to truly appreciate the vastness and excellence of his knowledge of alternative medicine.
|Certified Life Empowerment Coach|
Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman
I was diagnosed with a rare cervical cancer on February 12, 2008. Over 90% of cervical carcinomas are of squamous cell origin.
|Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman|
Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.
"For over 10 years, Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been my 'fount of knowledge' for all things natural and nutritional in medicine and he continues to be the mainstay
|Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.|
|Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist|
Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management
Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Founder and Former Medical Director of Industrial Medical Services at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital
Recognized as the foremost practitioner of Prolotherapy in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore Metropolitan area
Administrative Director, Capitol Spine & Pain Centers (formerly 'Center for Physical Medicine & Pain Management')
Dawn B., EdS, LPC,
Upon reaching forty years of age, it was as if a switch was flipped and the train I was riding careened onto the fast track to ill health.
Dawn B., LPC, SPHR
Josee Bourbeau, M.D.
"Dr. Fleisher's vast experience in natural medicine has greatly helped my patients and my family. I have consulted with him for years for different pathologies