-Dr. Brad Rachman
Having experienced the ravages of a crippling autoimmune arthritis in my 20s, I know far too well the frustration, uncertainty and hopelessness that can accompany serious and chronic illness. I know what it’s like to desperately need answers, but to only be met with more questions and dead ends- to loose all hope of ever finding a path back to your former self.
My own personal journey back to wellness lead me through a conventional clinical training.
Fortunately, I also have studied under some of the worlds foremost functional medicine thought leaders- big, bold thinkers who instilled in me the relentless pursuit of “Root Cause” in the patients who entrust me with their health.
If you have chronic, challenging or difficult to diagnose health issues and are seeking to really know why you are ill and how to find your way back to your full self, I hope you will read more about my work. Perhaps I can be of value and service…
While symptoms can tell us a lot about your health condition, they don’t tell us the entire story. I explore something deeper than your symptoms- central cause. I assure that the underlying, root cause of your health condition is uncovered and directly addressed. I am committed to getting to the functional imbalance at the root of your health concerns.
You are more like a snowflake than a label- you are a unique collection of genes, lifestyle and vitality. I do not support mass-media, cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches to your health. I appreciate that you have a unique physiology and work hard to match your therapeutic regimen to your unique genes, innate constitution and specific health imbalance.
My approach is not “alternative.” I don’t reject medication, surgery or other more conventional therapeutics. I do, however, prefer solutions which are safe, effective and, most importantly, sustainable. Although I utilize sophisticated natural compounds and personalized lifestyle interventions to return your body back to balance, my ultimate goal is to have your food, movement, sleep and mindfulness be your best medicine.
I recognize that in life (and healing), small things matter. I strive to perfectly match the therapeutic solutions that leverage the innate healing properties of your own body. I utilize advanced laboratory diagnostics and breakthrough statistical analysis to monitor very subtle changes in your physiology- continually refining my therapeutic approach.
At my heart I am a team player. And my collaboration begins with you. I ask you to become an active member of your own healthcare team- fully participating in clinical discussions, data collection and decision making. I also strive to integrate into your existing healthcare team- often bridging gaps and uncovering the web-like connections between various providers and therapies. When necessary, I refer to primary care physicians and other specialists- always keeping your health as my primary focus.
My care for patients does not simply start and stop with each scheduled virtual consultation. I encourage my patients to be in communication with me throughout the healing process- to share any concerns, changes in their symptoms, and also their enthusiasm as they begin to finally feel better again. Whether by phone, email or text messaging, I remain available and connected with my patients in an organic and meaningful way.
Autoimmunity, immune fatigue, chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), Long COVID
Menopause, PMS, fertility, male performance, stress/adrenal dysfunction
Imbalances of digestion, assimilation, elimination
Joints, muscles, organs & tissues
Brain fog, unusual body sensations, weakness, lack of coordination & balance
Heart & vessel disease, poor blood flow
Loss of energy, poor motivation, depleted endurance
Chronic illnesses, difficult diagnostic challenges, complex cases
Partner on this Path
I feel blessed to have found you and appreciate your knowledge in the science of functional medicine. You have helped me so much. I know there is still more to uncover but I find comfort in the fact that you are my partner on this path.
An extraordinary, life-changing journey!
I write to share my feelings of gratitude for all that you have offered me and shown me. The last five or more years under your care have been an extraordinary, life-changing journey! I greatly admire your depth and breadth of understanding, as a physician, as a bodyworker, as a yogi and as a Human Being. I have thought more than once during our time working together, that were it not for your care, I would be dead - if not literally, then dead to the world in some irretrievable way. And now... in short, I am more alive than ever, and less often afraid of being all that I am; I am more "at home" in myself than I thought possible, and less overwhelmed by life's slings and arrows. You have supported me through some of the darkest times in my life, and always challenged me with love. Thank you from the core of my being!
What a gift to have a health practitioner who dives deep into my body’s physiology and emotional state and offers diagnosis and guidance. I’m already feeling the benefit. With gratitude….two palms together in front of my heart….
You have truly changed my entire life.
I am the healthiest that I have felt since I can remember. Sometimes I even hesitate to tell people I feel healthy because I had forgotten for so long that it was possible to feel this way. Dr. Brad, thank you for being the first doctor to look at me with sympathy and promise to figure out the whole picture. Thank you for working so hard on my behalf to help find the perfect recipe to help me re-remember what it means to feel vibrant and alive in my body/mind/spirit. You have truly changed my entire life. There are truly not enough words to articulate the depth of my gratitude to you and to your staff.
Thank you for seeing me (in every sense of that word).
I just wanted you to know I love you immensely for who you are and how you are in this world. Thank you for seeing me (in every sense of that word).
Thank you for doing what you do
I can't tell you how healing it is to have someone who is so experienced, wise, and insightful simply ask some basic questions, really listen, and then take such a holistic approach to interpreting the answers and suggesting some immediate next steps. Thank you for doing what you do - and to you and your entire staff both for creating such a completely lovely environment - and for welcoming me into it.
I am thankful and feel hopeful
Thank you so very, very much for our wonderful consultation today. I feel so grateful (more than you can ever know) to have met you. You have more knowledge of, and interest in, the true workings of the human body than any health practitioner I have ever experienced (or heard of). I am thankful and feel hopeful due to the information you found out and shared with me. I trust that you will help me, and that is a gift that words can't express. I have been in the role of “the helper” for so, so, so long- so trusting you is a joyful feeling for me. Thank you.
I have a surge of renewed hope and faith
Since consulting with you and beginning to take control of my health, I have a surge of renewed hope and faith. My wife and I are so impressed by your knowledge and thoughtfulness as well. Thank you also for your kindness and compassion. It is both refreshing and appreciated.
I now have the energy to live the life I choose!
Thank you for all your help and encouragement! It is nice to finally see steady and continued improvement; I believe I am in high learning mode about my body, and now have the energy to live the life I choose! You bring encouragement, solutions, kindness, strength, clarity, and expectations to the process. I am grateful.
It is amazing the empowerment I experienced just being heard.
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for the work you do. I felt validated by having the opportunity to tell my health story and to experience a medical professional who really listened. It is amazing the empowerment I experienced just being heard. I felt for so long like I was coming to a dead end and now I know, with your expertise, I am on a new and better path. Thanks again for your continued support of me and my entire family!
I have never been healthier
After consulting with you I changed my diet and took all of your advice to heart. I have never been healthier and I appreciate you.
Thanks for saving my life!
I feel so much better since following your recommendations and eating the way you suggested for me. Seemed so simple but the effects were astronomical. Thanks for saving my life!
Simply said, you are the magic man.
I am extremely grateful for your presence in my life. I had thought to tell you of the particulars and realized there are too myriad to tell… a short story’s worth. Instead, simply said, you are the magic man.
I was blessed by your kindness and expertise.
I was blessed by your kindness and expertise. My thyroid has returned to a ‘low normal’ and I am much less fatigued. My weight is normalizing also. BUT… the best, is I am healing emotionally and my spirit is home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Your listening skills are exceptional
I know of no other physician who would have answered my call for assistance one very bleak Saturday this past winter. You have no idea what that meant to me. Your gentle ways and your listening skills are exceptional; you truly care about the folks who come to you and they are blessed to have you in this community.
I am very, very grateful.
You provide me with such peace and hope that what is off can and will be balanced again. In you I now have someone, who I actually respect- who I can toss around ideas and thoughts with. You have given me guidance and your expansive and engaged mind- and I am very, very grateful. Thank you.
I cannot thank you enough
I cannot thank you enough for being such a thorough, knowledgeable and wonderful practitioner to/for me! It is such a relief to have someone to talk to and someone to help guide me- someone who truly looks at my body and pieces together the pieces of the puzzle… and what a complicated puzzle it is! I have been so dumbfounded at the lack of understanding that the medical profession has- and how basic it is to “Do No Harm”.
I finally feel well enough to dance again
As we are preparing for our trip, it is evident how much better I am now as I fill my days with so much more than I would have had the stamina a year ago. I finally feel well enough to dance again and I am so grateful for the joy that has been brought back into my life. I am so glad you chose the field of medicine. The world needs more people like you.
You and your staff are so wonderful
Thank you so much for all you have taught me… I am so grateful for your help with my health. It is so often frustrating and anxiety-producing to visit any doctor or medical professional. You and your staff are so wonderful at making the experience of being a patient pleasant.
How do you thank a person for changing one’s life?
How do you thank a person for changing one’s life? The week you put together for me was incredible! I will never be the same. It feels as though the journey is just beginning. I appreciate who you are.
I feel fortunate
I feel fortunate to have such a gifted healer assisting me in recovering good health. Thank you for being someone who knows that even the most challenging puzzles can be solved with persistence and dedication.
We will never be able to thank you enough
We will never be able to thank you enough for noticing a test was in order, to keep pushing for it (you first suggested it over 6 months ago), and then making it happen. We dodged a bullet… we couldn’t see.
You are an inspiration
The work you and your staff are doing is an enormous inspiration for me. Thank you for your commitment to service and healing. You are an inspiration for me to never give up on my own precious physical body.
I truly feel suspended in grace
I am not sure how to express my gratitude to you for helping me feel healthy for the first time in five years. It has only been a few months but I can feel myself shifting and feeling in ways that I forgot were possible. Ever since my surgery I have felt trapped on a path that is out of my control. Since meeting you, I truly feel suspended in grace and held in the hands of the universe.
I couldn’t have felt more “important”, more loved.
I want to emphasize the importance of the opportunity you provided to “co-create.” That came from your active listening, your questions, your desire to “go back and look at things again”, to say “I got up early to look this up…” I couldn’t have felt more “important”, more loved.
I knew you would have the answers I needed.
Of course, Brad, you know what your gifts are. The moment I walked into your office I knew you would have the answers I needed. Your intellect, your curiosity, and your way of communicating allowed me to actively partner in the solutions. While I am normally quite confident, this area of my life is where doubt and fear had lived and your calm presence allowed me to ground myself.
What can I say, besides “thank you.”
I came to the clinic with the desire to slow the deterioration of my physical capabilities and left knowing that in fact, my body was strong and capable and “ready” to do more and be more. I realize that everyone who visits you will have a unique outcome, and I also know whoever they are and wherever they are, their results will be optimized and their spirit will be lifted. What can I say, besides “thank you.”
What a wonderful gift you gave to me…
What a wonderful gift you gave to me… When my friends ask me about my experience, I tell them it was quite simply transformational. It was the opportunity to take a pause in the day-to-day frenetic world and lean into an incredibly gifted, loving team whose sole focus (or should I say soul focus) was just on me – my health, my well-being, my happiness.