Meet Dr. Firshein
Dr. Richard Firshein, DO, board-certified in family medicine, is the leading authority in the fields of Integrative, Anti-aging,and Precision- Based Medicine. He embarked on his journey as a physician over 25 years ago; and founded the Firshein Center for Integrative Medicine, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As an early pioneer in Integrative medicine, Dr. Firshein has treated over 25,000 patients who have experienced life-saving results while receiving the most exclusive, state-of-the-art, and personalized treatment available. At the Firshein center, he uses cutting-edge, DNA-based, diagnostic, nutritional, and allergy based testing to create customized longevity and anti-aging protocols for his patients. Dr. Firshein is the best-selling author of the groundbreaking books The Nutraceutical Revolution, the Vitamin Prescription for Life, Reversing Asthma and Your Asthma Free Child. Dr. Firshein is a Certified Medical acupuncturist trained at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), incorporating both Eastern and Western modalities into his therapeutic regimen. Dr firshein has helped other doctors come up through the ranks by serving as assistant professor of Family Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and as director of residency training in Family Medicine and director of medical education at Brookdale and St. Claire's Hospital in New York City
In addition to his professional/medical experience, Dr. Firshein belongs to numerous medical organizations, such as The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the New York County Medical Society, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association
Dr. Firshein’s innovative approach to holistic treatment methods and his considerable experience have garnered him numerous awards, such as Castle Connelly's “Top Doctor” and The Vitals “Most Compassionate Doctor” Award.(others) His groundbreaking approach to medicine has made him a consistently sought-after medical expert on numerous television programs, including CNN, FOX News, CNBC, HLN, Good Day New York, WPIX Morning Show, CBS Morning News, and The Food Network. Dr. Firshein also hosted a highly successful radio show, House Calls, for over 10 years. He has traveled the world and spoken at numerous prestigious medical conferences educating physicians, pharmacists and the lay public
As a contributing editor for Psychology Today, Dr. Firshein explored the connection between mind, body, and nutrition. He has been prominently featured in numerous popular magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, People, Self, Good Housekeeping, Men's Health, and Bottomline Health. His practice was most recently featured in Town and Country magazine, which highlighted his work and research on the role of precision-based medical treatments, allergies, and diet. On the professional side, his clinical approach to health has been featured in the international medical journal Biomed where he authored numerous articles for an International physician based audience looking to incorporate advanced medical therapeutics
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Firshein has researched the role of alkylglycerols (shark liver oil) as a treatment modality for cancer. His research was published at the American Association of Oncologists' annual meeting. His work was supported by a grant from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Ultimately, Dr. Firshein was awarded a patent for the Treatment of Cancer Using Alkylglycerols in conjunction with chemotherapy.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Firshein advocates and supports a number of philanthropic ****organizations, including Oceana,(others) Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, where he developed the "Breath of Life Program" for children as medical director. His work with asthmatic children was recognized by both the AMA and the NYC mayor’s office.