Michael E. Platt, M.D.EDUCATION
Undergraduate: Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
Medical School: New York Medical College, New York, NY
Internship: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Residency: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Board certification in internal medicine: 1972
Dr. Platt has practiced internal medicine from 1972-2009. He began his career as an internist with Kaiser in Richmond, California, one of the nation’s first HMO’s. The Kaiser philosophy of care, at that time, was preventive medicine, not managed care. He then moved to Los Angeles to join Ross-Loos, which was the nation’s first HMO – all patient procedures, lab fees, prescriptions, etc. were covered, and doctors were allowed one hour with each patient. When insurance companies took over the management of HMO’s, the whole approach to patient care changed.
Subsequently he worked with a traditional medical group, and then became a hospitalist with acute care facilities in Los Angeles. In the late 1970’s, he turned his attention to convalescent home medicine. He developed insight into health problems associated with aging, which reinforced his interest in preventive medicine. For a period of almost 20 years, he served as medical director for over 30 nursing homes in Los Angeles, CA.
In 1981, following the premature death of his mother from breast cancer, he discovered that keeping hormones in balance might be a key to wellness, a concept he says, that was not taught in medical school. He learned everything he could about hormones, and in 1995 he opened an office in Palm Desert, California, to focus on a natural hormone approach to wellness. Since that time, he has placed his attention on the causation of illness, and has developed a protocol to eliminate or alleviate disabling conditions such as ADD, ADHD, fibromyalgia, menopause, migraines, osteoporosis, restless leg syndrome, weight challenges and more. The protocol includes natural hormones, nutritional guidance, and supplements.
In 2009, Dr. Platt, M.D. surrendered his license to practice medicine in California because the “experts” for the California medical board felt that his approach to treating patients was dangerous. They were concerned that he was taking too many patients off medications, an idea that was actually above “the standard of care” expected of licensed medical practitioners. Drugs are known to kill over 100,000 people a year and cause a huge number of hospitalizations. Dr. Platt had found that treating the underlying cause of problems eliminated the need for medications.
In spite of the fact that in 40 years of practicing medicine Dr. Platt has never hurt a patient, the Medical Review Board (MRB) still felt that his approach was questionable. If getting people well was actually an important concern of the MRB, he wouldn’t have surrendered his license. Nevertheless he is still free to talk to clients and share with them his recommendations for their health. He is also free to help educate and share his vast experience and knowledge with other medical professionals on the importance of hormonal health. All clients are advised to discuss any suggestions with their own doctor.