Dr. Jeff Horacek is the founder and medical director of Healthy Connections in Hood River, Oregon. For over 20 years, Dr. Jeff Horacek spends each day helping people transform their health. Board certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 after graduating with honors from the U. of Oklahoma Medical School, he served as Chief Resident at Providence Portland from 1995-96.
After attending the Applying Functional Medicine to Clinical Practice conference in 2015, Dr. Horacek found his passion. In 2020, after months of intense preparation and study, he became an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). The centerpiece of Functional Medicine is the “whole person approach,” and this is how Jeff treats patients with complicated, unrelenting chronic illnesses. He implements the latest in scientific and medical breakthroughs to advance the healing of his patients, with individualized care for each one. While he knew he was helping people using traditional Internal Medicine protocols, implementing a Functional approach has resulted in powerful and positive health improvements for patients who had been suffering for years.
Host Donald Altman
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 20 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolboxwon two national publishing Ben Franklin IPBA awards as best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. His books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code, were both chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice.
Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating, he has taught mindfulness to over 15,000 health care and business professionals. His newest book is Travelers, a spiritual novel about a grieving psychiatrist who finds hope, healing and renewal when a mysterious traveling pet therapist, a sentient canine, and suicidal young patient come to the psych ward. To be released Feb. 2023.
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