Richard J. Clofine, D.O.
Celebrating his 21st year of practicing medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Richard J. Clofine
is proud to open his new practice of Office Gynecology and Holistic Medicine in
the North Georgia Mountain.
Dr. Clofine brings to this practice his years of experience in both conventional
medicine and surgery as well as a life long focus on natural healing and alternative medicines. Dr. Clofine lives in the Blairsville area. He has 3 grown children and one grandchild.
EXPERIENCE: For 12 years Dr. Clofine practiced Obstetric
out of three metro-Atlanta hospital
(see his curriculm vitae here). This
included normal & high-risk obstetrics and the complete range of
gynecology surgery. After practicing in a small group for 6 years he opened his own solo private practice, Lotus Ob-Gyn PC, in Lilburn, Georgia which he closed in 2002. At that time he discontinued delivering babies and practicing surgery and hospital medicine. Since that time he has focused on the holistic practice of office gynecology.
HOLISTIC MEDICINE: Dr Clofine’s interest in Natural Healing and alternative medicine long predates his becoming a physician. As a young man he spent 5 years as an organic farmer in beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. He grew his first healing herb garden in 1972. Throughout his medical training and practice he has maintained a focus on integrating natural healing with conventional medicine. He is very experienced in alternative medicine and is always open to expanding options to creating health. He believes that, whenever possible, finding and utilizing methods that resonate with the patient is best course of action in creating health.
- CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE: As a convention physician Dr. Clofine to served his hospitals in numerous positions including 2 years as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and was elected Chief of the Medical Staff for 2 years at Northlake Regional Medical Center in Tucker, Georgia. He has always been deeply involved in professional and patient education.
- ATLANTA PRACTICE: After discontinuing hospital medicine in 2002 he joined Millennium Healthcare, Atlanta’s largest multispecialty holistic group practice, in Dunwoody, Georgia. He still practices at Millennium Healthcare every Tuesday and Wednesday. For appointments in Dunwoody please call 770-390-0012. www.templeofhealth.com
- PERSONALIZED MENOPAUSE CARE: Caring for women experiencing the natural transition into menopause is of particular interest to Dr. Clofine. He understands that the best place to start is by listening carefully to what women want and what they need. His broad experience allows him to provide women professional advice in developing medicine-free natural support programs. He also has twenty years experience prescribing low-dose gentle supportive BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy when desired and indicated.
- OSTEOPATHIC BODYWORK: As an Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Clofine upholds a long tradition of using hands-on healing. Rooted in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy he has always applied these skills throughout his years of medical practice. Drawing on a wide range of manipulation techniques, his gentle and nurturing bodywork sessions are utilized to treat specific problems as well as to promote healing and general wellness. He has 25 years experience in utilizing these methods specifically to treat women's issue.
A deep interest in professional, patient and
community education is seen in a number of his personal endeavors...
During his hospital practice years he taught many medical students and family practice residents during their hospital training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has lectured many times at meetings of The Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association.
For over 10 years he has cohosted Millennium Healthcare's "Temple Of Health Radio Show". On this show he interviews best selling authors in the fields of Integrative Medicine, Spirituality, Shamanism, Metaphysics and New Science. View current and past shows at http://www.plastikos.com/radio_show.htm
He often lectures and teaches courses offered to the general public, most recently his "Woman's Wellness Series" in Blairsville, GA (spring 2010).
Dr Clofine would be happy to speak to your group
on a wide range of health related topics.
Click here for Dr. Clofine's full Curriculum Vitae
Contact Dr. Clofine via email at: Aumdoc@LotusGyn.com
Or leave a message at the office: 706-835-1045
Elaine Mueller, RN
Elaine is our Office Manager and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. She has 25 years experience as a registered nurse, including over 10 years of certification by The American Holistic Nursing Association. Elaine’s training in Therapeutic Touch, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Aromatherapy and other Energetic methods of healing provide her the experience to fully support Dr Clofine and Lotus GynEcology patients. Feel free to contact Elaine with any questions about our practice.
Or leave a message at the office: 706-835-1045