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Each mentoring session offers a small group, virtual setting to get all your questions answered on mistletoe therapy and/or general anthroposophic medicine. Sessions are open to all registered members of the Foundation but cater specifically to beginners in the field. Each session will cover a specific topic but will be open to any questions attendees may have. Sessions will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Some sessions are hosted by Dr. Steven Johnson and some sessions will be hosted by guest doctors of various backgrounds to provide unique perspectives on key topics, like advanced applications of mistletoe, fever therapy, intertumoral therapy, general remedies for common health problems, etc.

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We know there is a need for continuing education on prescribing mistletoe and anthroposopic remedies. That’s why we’re excited to share a valuable resource with you: our small group mentoring sessions.

Each mentoring session offers a small group, virtual setting to get all your questions answered on mistletoe therapy and/or general anthroposophic medicine. These sessions are open to all registered members of the Foundation but cater specifically to beginners in the field. Each session will will cover a specific topic but will be open to any questions attendees may have, including those who may be more advanced. Sessions will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Mentoring sessions are also a great way to meet and network with other professionals, as well as connect to further education/training opportunities in mistletoe and anthroposophic medicine.

Dr. Steven Johnson will host many sessions as well as the occasional guest to offer unique perspectives on key topics, like advanced applications of mistletoe, fever therapy, intertumoral therapy, general remedies for common health problems, etc.

About Dr. Steven Johnson, DO

Dr. Johnson finished his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts affiliated hospitals, in Worcester in 1996 as Co-Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. He has lectured frequently in Europe and the U.S. on integrative medicine and oncology, with a focus on mistletoe therapies, and anthroposophic, biological and nutritional modalities. He directed one of the first major integrative medicine clinics in the U.S., bringing together a multi-disciplinary team with extensive conventional and holistic modalities of care. He has spent the majority of his career deeply immersed in clinical practice helping patients across the country.

Dr. Johnson has written numerous articles and will soon co-release a book on Mistletoe Therapy and Integrative Medicine. Recently, he served as the director of the first European Mistletoe/integrative medicine training program and currently serves as a mentor to clinicians across the U.S. He is the president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and of the Foundation for Health Creation. Presently, he works part time in private practice in upstate New York and serves as a medical consultant.

About Dr. Mark Hancock, MD, MPH

Mark Hancock is board-certified in family medicine and has worked extensively in hospital settings caring for patients. In 2015, he opened the Martin Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia to bring the benefits of anthroposophical medicine to more people. He believes everyone should have access to quality integrative healthcare, and this philosophy is the driving force behind his donation-based policy that finances the clinic to this day.

About Dr. David Gershan, MD

David Gershan has worked as a physician in California since 1993, serving in the public sector in the fields of family medicine, HIV primary care and homeless care. The public sector was the setting he chose in order to address the needs of peripheralized communities in San Mateo County and San Francisco.

While he offered alternative medicine to all patients who requested it throughout his career, he now works exclusively within the anthroposophic medical model. Prior to his medical training, he was a medic in the Berkeley Free Clinic, where his interest in street and community medicine was born, as well as his study of anthroposophyHe now teaches students, nurses and physicians through Rudolf Steiner’s methods. He is a cellist and a new researcher in the field of anthroposophic medicine.

About Dr. Jennifer Schmitt, ND

Dr. Jennifer Schmitt is a board-certified, anthroposophic, naturopathic doctor. She has an integrative pediatric and family practice outside of Santa Rosa, California. She studied pre-med at St. Edward’s University in Austin, received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Marymount Manhattan College in New York and received her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle. Her medical school specialty training included family medicine, maternity, advanced pediatrics, diabetes and cardiovascular care. She also specializes in naturopathic oncology supportive treatment with mistletoe therapy.

Dr. Schmitt lectures and teaches at Waldorf schools and works in classroom observation, parent education and with the school’s faculty to have a greater understanding of the development of the child. She is the on the board of the Society for Physicians of Anthroposophic Naturopathy and is on the faculty of the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, Center for Educational Renewal Waldorf Teacher Training and International Physicians Medical Training in Anthroposophic Medicine. She is also a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, as well as a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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