Today's episode of Redefining Medicine spotlights Ines Alfaro, MD. Dra. Inés M. Alfaro-Mendoza graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1980. She then completed a year of Social Service in an indigent community, living an experience that marked her life. After completing her Social Service she performed her rotating residency program in Family Medicine at Hospital Metropolitano in Mexico City. In 1989, she moved back to Puerto Rico completing a year of Internship and another year of Public Service as required by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Dr. Alfaro attended the mini-residency program directed by Dr. Joseph LaDou in Occupational Medicine through Berkeley University in San Francisco. She dedicated 13 years to the practice of Occupational Medicine, but her life totally changed when in July of 2002 she was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer. Being a conventional physician, she immediately went on to surgery and chemotherapy, but results were poor and prognosis reserved. Determined to live and raise her children, she started seeking other possibilities of treatment, and it is then when she came across Integrative Medicine. She started with Acupuncture, went on to Homeopathy, then Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Chelation and then pursued Board Certification in Regenerative and Metabolic Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies. At present, Dr. Alfaro is the Medical Director for Alpha Institute of Preventive Care in Caguas, Puerto Rico, focusing her practice on Metabolic Medicine and Integrative Cancer Therapies. She is also a board examiner for A4M.
Dr. Alfaro´s motto in life is:
¨To Love and to Serve is to Live¨, and that is exactly what she does with her patients.
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