"Whereas conventional allopathic medicine is largely occupied with the suppression of unpleasant and distressing symptoms, Ayurveda is more directed at correcting the underlying causes and contributory factors. The two medical paradigms if appropriately and wisely implemented can truly complement each other. By combining both medical systems in an integrative approach, the probability of cure is increased."
The above statements which I wrote more than 30 years ago, still epitomize my personal philosophy--now supported by many years of medical study and experience.
I am pleased to announce that after 31 years, The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (GIAM) has shifted its main offices and facilities to Jupiter/West Palm Beach, Florida.
I will of course continue to offer comprehensive Ayurvedic consultations four to five times a year in New York City for both new and existing clients. I now hold active medical licences in both Florida and New York. In addition, GIAM is recognized by and continues to operate under the auspices of AYUSH (The Department of Ayurvedic, Unani, Sishha, and Homeopathic Medicine)--a division of the Central Government of India.
I will definitely continue my Ayurvedic medical practice in Florida, but will be devoting much my time to Ayurvedic medicinal plant research, teaching Ayurvedic principles, and further clinical studies of Panchakarma, which will continued to be offered at our new home for Panchakarma Services at the tranquil setting of Seagull Ranch in Indiantown, Florida. Seagull Ranch is also the home of the PhytoVeda farm--where fresh Organic Ayurvedic and other medicinal herbs are grown, picked fresh when you order them, and sent to your door the very next day.
To clarify, though I now live in Florida I have no intention of closing my practice in New York for now. I will continue to return to New York until such time as there are not sufficient patients wishing to consult with me to support my activities. I will return to the New York area three to four times a year and continue to consult with individuals in a non-medical capacity purely as an Ayurvedic consultant. This is solely due to the exhorbitantly high cost of physician's medical malpractice insurance in New York State for physicians who work there only part time. What this means is that you will not be able to apply your health insurance to get reimbursed for your Ayurvedic consultations in New York. Everything else is the same.
You are all welcome to travel to Florida and consult with me here in my full medical capacity because physican's medical malpractice insurance in Florida is much less costly and not mandatory.
Great news! If you are a Florida resident you can use your health insurance to be reimbursed for all or part of your consultation with Dr. Gerson in Florida. Dr. Gerson is an out-of-network provider. We collect all fees at the time of service and provide you with a detailed invoice (or “superbill”) for you to send to your insurance company. Most patients receive reimbursement for a significant portion of their out of pocket costs. Massage oils, herbal medicines, and panchakarma therapies are not covered.
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