Firshein Center

Richard Firshein, D.O.

Integrative Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

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Dr. Richard Firshein, DO , is board-certified in family medicine, and 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 on Park Avenue in New York City. Dr. Firshein’s inspiration to practice medicine began with his own personal battle with asthma  and food allergies but was also deeply influenced his mother battle breast cancer, and as a teenager after losing his two best friends to leukemia and the loss of his father to heart disease. These early experiences motivated his lifelong pursuit to find alternative and complementary treatments to often complex diagnostic conditions and illnesses. As an early pioneer in Integrative medicine, his mission has been to help each of his patients achieve not only an optimal health span but an extended lifespan.

“It became apparent to me that the current system of medicine had numerous shortcomings and failed to treat patients in a holistic way. I received thorough medical training, became a board-certified acupuncturist, and set my sights on integrating the best practices from traditional medicine with alternative therapies proven to assist in disease prevention and the healing process.”

Dr. Firshein has treated over 25,000 patients who have often experienced life-saving as well as life-enhancing results while receiving the most intensive, state-of-the-art, and personalized treatment available. At the Firshein center, he uses cutting-edge, DNA-based, diagnostic, nutritional, gut biome, and allergy based testing to create customized longevity and anti-aging protocols for his patients. As the best-selling author of the groundbreaking book The Nutraceutical Revolution, Dr. Firshein was the first physician to recommend a precision-based Nutraceutical approach for treating patients by utilizing a customized vitamin supplements and an individualized dietary approach. Known specifically for his detailed consideration of each patient’s medical history and markers’ for chronic conditions, he has developed a reputation for a uniquely compassionate, and effective form of medical care. He treats a wide variety of chronic issues, including asthma and allergies, chronic lyme, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis, menopause and cancer utilizing therapies which he says are the best of both worlds. Early on in Dr Firshein's career he advocated for a variety of cutting edge therapeutics which were considered avant grade at the time including IV Therapy, food allergy desensitization drops and bio-identical hormones.

Dr Richard Firshein is the author of the best-selling books the Vitamin Prescription for Life, Reversing Asthma and Your Asthma Free Child. In addition to being an Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Firshein is  also 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,  and was also recognized as one of "The Leading Physicians of the World" as well as a  Healthgrades Honor Roll physician.  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 his own  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 precision-based approach was 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 spent time researching natural therapies, specifically the role of alkylglycerols ( found in Greenland 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 

Outside of his practice, Dr. Firshein advocates and supports a number of philanthropic organizations, including Oceana, We Are Family, The Northside Center, and the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, where he developed the "Breath of Life Program" for children as medical director. The program he designed for asthmatic children via the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation; was recognized by both the AMA and the NYC Mayor’s Office. Dr. Firshein’s   approach sets him apart from other physicians because of his belief in proactive healthcare; rather than reactive. Instead of waiting to see how a person reacts to a certain medication or treatment, he is able to analyze their DNA, taking a close look at their genetics, underlying deficiencies and potential underlying risk factors . From there, he is not only able to treat diseases and prescribe medications, but can also create a personalized approach to overall health by creating a completely customized supplements and a dietary plan that will optimally benefit the patient.

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Meet Dr. Firshein


 
 

Dr. Richard Firshein, DO , is board-certified in family medicine, and 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 on Park Avenue in New York City. Dr. Firshein’s inspiration to practice medicine began with his own personal battle with asthma  and food allergies but was also deeply influenced his mother battle breast cancer, and as a teenager after losing his two best friends to leukemia and the loss of his father to heart disease. These early experiences motivated his lifelong pursuit to find alternative and complementary treatments to often complex diagnostic conditions and illnesses. As an early pioneer in Integrative medicine, his mission has been to help each of his patients achieve not only an optimal health span but an extended lifespan.

“It became apparent to me that the current system of medicine had numerous shortcomings and failed to treat patients in a holistic way. I received thorough medical training, became a board-certified acupuncturist, and set my sights on integrating the best practices from traditional medicine with alternative therapies proven to assist in disease prevention and the healing process.”

Dr. Firshein has treated over 25,000 patients who have often experienced life-saving as well as life-enhancing results while receiving the most intensive, state-of-the-art, and personalized treatment available. At the Firshein center, he uses cutting-edge, DNA-based, diagnostic, nutritional, gut biome, and allergy based testing to create customized longevity and anti-aging protocols for his patients. As the best-selling author of the groundbreaking book The Nutraceutical Revolution, Dr. Firshein was the first physician to recommend a precision-based Nutraceutical approach for treating patients by utilizing a customized vitamin supplements and an individualized dietary approach. Known specifically for his detailed consideration of each patient’s medical history and markers’ for chronic conditions, he has developed a reputation for a uniquely compassionate, and effective form of medical care. He treats a wide variety of chronic issues, including asthma and allergies, chronic lyme, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis, menopause and cancer utilizing therapies which he says are the best of both worlds. Early on in Dr Firshein's career he advocated for a variety of cutting edge therapeutics which were considered avant grade at the time including IV Therapy, food allergy desensitization drops and bio-identical hormones.

Dr Richard Firshein is the author of the best-selling books the Vitamin Prescription for Life, Reversing Asthma and Your Asthma Free Child. In addition to being an Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Firshein is  also 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,  and was also recognized as one of "The Leading Physicians of the World" as well as a  Healthgrades Honor Roll physician.  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 his own  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 precision-based approach was 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 spent time researching natural therapies, specifically the role of alkylglycerols ( found in Greenland 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 

Outside of his practice, Dr. Firshein advocates and supports a number of philanthropic organizations, including Oceana, We Are Family, The Northside Center, and the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, where he developed the "Breath of Life Program" for children as medical director. The program he designed for asthmatic children via the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation; was recognized by both the AMA and the NYC Mayor’s Office. Dr. Firshein’s   approach sets him apart from other physicians because of his belief in proactive healthcare; rather than reactive. Instead of waiting to see how a person reacts to a certain medication or treatment, he is able to analyze their DNA, taking a close look at their genetics, underlying deficiencies and potential underlying risk factors . From there, he is not only able to treat diseases and prescribe medications, but can also create a personalized approach to overall health by creating a completely customized supplements and a dietary plan that will optimally benefit the patient.


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Richard Firshein, D.O.
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New York, NY 10128