Michael Finkelstein, MD, is the founder and director of the holistic healing and living center SunRaven, a Westchester-county destination for anyone looking to take control of their own health and happiness. An expert in holistic, skillful living, he has gained acclaim for his pioneering approach to integrative medicine since beginning his private practice more than 20 years ago.
Finelstein is a dedicated healer who views health and well-being as a wholly singular unit, one that must be taken seriously, and considered with compassion, intention, and commitment. His concept of “skillful living” applies this holistic approach to overall well-being.
Finkelstein’s approach to health is consultative and instructive, not prescriptive. He encourages his patients to examine their lives as a whole and to meet each obstacle—whether health-related, financial, or relationship-based—as an opportunity for introspection, personal growth, and improvement. His deeply rooted belief that everyone has an inner potential for greater health is the foundation on which he now bases his practice.
In November of 2009, in partnership with Business TalkRadio Network and Lifestyle TalkRadio Network, Finkelstein launched The Skillful Living Room, a nationally syndicated healthy living discussion that features patient success stories, physical and mental health tips, nutrition, fitness and wellness advice, a call-in portion, and expert advice from Finkelstein, as well as commentary from colleagues and friends whom he has met in his own personal journey.
Before becoming dedicated to holistic, skillful living and patient care, Finkelstein held various positions in the allopathic medicinal community, including Assistant Director of the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief of the Department of Medicine and Medical Director at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. Finkelstein has successfully maintained his affiliations with traditional western medicine while associating with and learning from a wide range of complementary and alternative practitioners.