Yelena and I are in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. We are finishing the construction of a new house and a medical office here. You may have heard of doctors opening up a second practice location in a neighboring county or another city in the United States. We are among the few who will have a second practice location on the other side of the planet!
We love practicing integrative medicine in the U.S. and will continue to do so. Even now, I am continuing to see patients remotely for functional medicine consultations. But there is an enormous need for holistic medicine here in Russia. As in the U.S., there are many patients with under-treated or even untreated chronic illnesses. Except here, some fewer medical professionals are filling the need. Dr. Yelena’s Russian medical license will come in handy, and we expect she will be busy here. And I expect to have many functional medicine patients requesting my remote services, which is becoming more common worldwide because of the pandemic.
Being here in Russia has given us some perspective. We are truly fortunate in the U.S. to have a vibrant integrative medical community that has so much to offer, as well as access to quality food and supplements. Let’s not take these things for granted.
We’ll be back soon. Meanwhile our office in Pembroke Pines, FL remains open and continues to serve are loyal patients. We look forward to seeing you again!
David Pakula, A.P., D.O.M.
Vita-Health Acupuncture & Wellness Center
12301 Taft Street, Suite 200
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
Tel: (954) 880-0090