Dr. Zelfand’s Media Page
Dr. Erica Zelfand is an integrative family physician, medical writer/editor, and public speaker. She is deeply committed to a patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approach to healing. After completing a residency in family medicine, Dr. Zelfand pursued additional post doctorate training in pediatrics and opened an independent integrative medical clinic in Oregon, where she was surprised to find that a staggering percentage of her patients were children battling ADHD and adults struggling with hormonal imbalances and related mood disorders. This led Dr. Zelfand to further study and ultimately specialize in psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology (PNEI).
Dr. Zelfand is one of the first physicians in the country to enroll in above-board training in MDMA-assisted therapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She is also a volunteer “trip sitter,” medical lead, and psychedelic harm reduction workshop co-facilitator with the Zendo Project and other organizations.
Dr. Zelfand loves sharing her knowledge, her reverence for nature, and her zesty sense of humor with her colleagues, her clients, and audiences of all sizes worldwide. To learn more and connect, please visit www.DrZelfand.com.
For media or speaking inquiries please contact email@example.com.
Podcast & Radio Interviews
Community Classes & Workshops
Health Empowerment in Developing Countries
These workshops were taught in remote villages affected by poverty, afflicted with high HIV/AIDS rates, and isolated from hospitals and healthcare service centers.
The goal of these classes was to enhance the community members’ working knowledge of basic nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and first aid to prevent the spread of disease, save lives, and help individuals understand the life or death situations that truly require medical attention.
All of the following programs were researched, developed, and delivered by Dr. Zelfand:
- CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and Basic First Aid (3 hours)
- Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hygiene for Pregnant Women (1 hours)
- Attending a Birth and Troubleshooting Obstetric Emergencies (2 hours)
- Puberty Talk for Adolescent Girls (1.5 hours)
- Nutrition Foundations & Meal Planning (1 hour)
- Hygiene & Sanitation for Disease Prevention (1 hour)
To ensure the continuation of health education, Dr. Zelfand trained local NGO workers as well as local empowerment volunteers in all course material before departing each region.