Osher Center Featured in new NPR Humankind Program

mckinneyOur integrative medicine physician, Dr. Rick McKinney and his patient Deb Graceffa are interviewed in a two-hour National Public Radio program, Humankind, entitled The Search for Well-Being: Treating the whole person in the new healthcare era.

Dr. McKinney has also just been named the President of the national organization, Integrative Healthcare for the Underserved (IM4US).

Synopsis:
Here’s the story of a frightening situation that could happen to any of us. When a California attorney, Deb Graceffa, started experiencing strange symptoms an initial diagnosis pointed to a potentially crippling illness. But high-tech testing and conventional medicine failed to arrest her symptoms, which continued to worsen. After trying numerous doctors, she was referred to a respected physician, University of California medical professor Rick McKinney, who is deeply experienced in integrative care. His approach differed from the others’ and led to a fairly rapid diagnosis requiring minor, mostly natural treatments that gave rapid relief. We hear from the physician and grateful patient about the nature of their communication.

Listen to the program:

  • Listen on San Francisco’s NPR station, KQED 88.5 on Wednesday, February 19  at 8:00 pm. The second hour, focusing on medical education will air the following day, February 20, also at 8:00 pm.
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