Slow Medicine: An Evening with Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Michael Finkelstein, MD, author of the newly released book, Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, will speak at the University of Arizona on Monday, Feb. 9,t 5 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium at the UA Medical Center in Tucson.

Presented by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Dr. Finkelstein will present, “Living from Your Heart Is the Best Medicine of All,” with a focus on the connections between excellent health and a life filled with passion and purpose.

Certified in both internal medicine and integrative-holistic medicine, Dr. Finkelstein received his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania and completed an associate fellowship in integrative medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Finkelstein has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the medical director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including two i integrative medicine hospital departments/programs that he founded. Drawing from this diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a “micro” and “macro” point of view on today’s health-care needs and challenges, and he provides an alternative for healing individual patients and the medical system as a whole: “Slow Medicine.”

Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; the John O. Vieta, MD, Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement; and “Attending of the Year,” an honor he received two years in a row.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the UAMC Parking Garage (1501 N. Campbell Ave.) at the rate of $1.50 per hour.