About Dr. Michael Leff
It is very difficult to describe what Complementary and Alternative Medicine is. I’ve been doing this for almost fifteen years, and I’m not much closer to a proper explanation, so I’ve given up trying.
Instead, I’m going to tell you what happens in my office, and why I may be able to help you.
I’m also going to tell you that I’m not your average doctor. I will sit down with you and listen. The majority of all diagnoses are made by listening to a patient. Tests and labs are used to confirm a diagnosis. The second thing you should know about me, is that I’m a smartass. We have a good time in my office. We will get to the bottom of the problem and fix it, but I see no need to be an uptight stick-in-the-mud. If you’re laughing, I’ll laugh with you. If you’re crying, I’ll be there for you. We’re going to be spending some time together. We will get to know each other. Frequently, this is where the ‘golden nuggets’ of missing information come from. It is so important to find the missing details of your history. Things you never thought to mention to anyone before. It is the ‘whole picture’ of the patient that sets Complimentary and Alternative Medicine apart.
There are two things I can tell you about the types of patients I see. The first group is in pain. It doesn’t matter where really, I see it all. The second group doesn’t know where else to go, but were referred by someone I have helped.