Dr. Siegel was just a youngster when he had a life-threatening experience that initially ignited his interest in medicine and healing. One warm summer day, with no cares in the world, he was quietly sitting alone on his aunt’s porch while thoroughly enjoying a bowl of recently picked strawberries. Suddenly and without warning, Dr. Siegel found himself unable to breathe due to a single strawberry having gotten stuck in his throat. Unable to call out, he helplessly felt his life quickly fading away. Thankfully, as fate would have it, someone from behind him came up and with no time to spare, performed the Heimlich maneuver. This well-timed life-saving intervention was able to force the stuck berry out of the throat and restore breathe and life back into his body. Despite the scary experience, Dr. Siegel still loves to eat strawberries, but maybe at a much slower pace.
Besides being enormously thankful, Dr. Siegel’s near-death experience acted as his initial inspiration for wanting to learn how he too could medically help people. As the years passed, there were other experiences in life that further cemented his desire to dedicate his life to helping those suffering. Being close to his grandmother, he saw the many conditions she suffered with throughout her lifetime. Despite being treated with literally mounds and mounds of pharmaceuticals, she was never able to reach a good state of health. This struck Dr. Siegel as extremely odd since he had always been told, either by the doctors or TV, that drugs were the “only answer for what ails you”. This permanently planted the seed of thought that maybe there truly MIGHT be other ways of healing since the drugs were certainly not able to provide all the answers, at least for his grandmother’s health struggles.
“My mission is to restore hope by finding the underlying causes to your health challenges, and provide customized, natural and drug-free care to lead you on your path to optimal wellness.”
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Siegel became further inspired to pursue a medical career when he had the fortunate opportunity to begin working with his uncle in the summers between his high school and college undergraduate years. His uncle was a nationally recognized forensic pathologist who faced daily situations where he needed to think “outside-the-box” in order to solve the many mystery puzzles encountered. Through years of these close-up observations and experiences, Dr. Siegel became increasingly aware of the importance of applying a more flexible, expansive and varied thought process when it comes to figuring out the underlying causes of people’s suffering.
For Dr. Siegel, this journey in healthcare has not been just a rewarding career, but a true opportunity to carry out his destiny. Through the many years of constant dedication and study, he has become recognized amongst his peers as a pioneer in the field of Functional and Energetic Medicine. His remarkable instincts and insights into healing are unmatched throughout his and other health professions. Dr. Siegel has a unique ability to investigate, creatively combine and effectively apply non-invasive, natural methods that have helped thousands of patients find relief and healing of their chronic health struggles.