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).

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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