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Herbal Medicine IS Modern Medicine

Broadcast on September 27, 2021
With David Kiefer, MD
Hosted by Kelsey Barrett

The use of plants for healing is a key part of past, present, and future health modalities. Dr. David Kiefer shares exciting evidence, along with profound and important traditional healing practices, to guide herbal medicine use for a variety of symptoms and diagnoses.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • Botanical treatments that remain a common healing modality in the United States
  • Factors to consider in order to effectively use or prescribe herbal medicines
  • Examples of effective and commonly-used plants, including garlic, lavender, lemon balm, and turmeric
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David Kiefer, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin

David Kiefer, MD, is a board-certified family physician with extensive experience in botanical and integrative medicine. His research and teaching activities encompass both national and international universities and conferences, and he has a focus on Latin American ethnobotany and evidence-based herbal medicine. Dr. Kiefer has medical licenses in Washington, Arizona, and, his current residence, Wisconsin, where he is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Kiefer’s past work included teaching naturopathic medical students at Bastyr University in Seattle, and supervising family medicine residents at a homeless youth clinic. He completed a fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for many years. Dr. Kiefer graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, and completed his residency training at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.



David Kiefer, MD