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About Dr. Rothfeld

Dr Glen RothfeldDr. Rothfeld became interested in complementary methods while studying at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1975. Upon graduating, Dr. Rothfeld worked with acupuncturists and other alternative providers, and received his first acupuncture treatment in 1979. He went on to study acupuncture himself at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, and subsequently integrated acupuncture into his regular medical practice. He was astonished at the differences in how patients responded to conventional treatment in tandem with complementary methods compared to conventional treatment alone. He took a sabbatical from his practice to further his studies in acupuncture, attending the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. He also received training in nutritional medicine and herbal medicine. In 1990, Dr. Rothfeld Received one of the nation’s first master’s degree in acupuncture. He subsequently became board-certified in the new medical specialty of medical acupuncture.

Today Dr. Rothfeld is the founder and medical director of WholeHealth New England, an integrative health care practice with offices in Arlington and Plymouth, Massachusetts. There, he heads a team of clinicians in a practice that includes nutritional counseling, botanical and Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, natural and innovative approaches to a variety of medical problems, as well as conventional medical treatments. Dr. Rothfeld is trained in family medicine, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of family medicine and community health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, He lectures frequently, and has authored seven books.

It is the Oath of Maimonides, a 12-century physician, that inspires Dr. Rothfeld: “Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being.”

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