Binyamin Rothstein began practicing medicine as a Doctor of Osteopathy in Brooklyn in the fall of 1982. He entered military service the following May, and resumed his practice after being discharged in 1986, this time based in his native Baltimore.
“I was frustrated – too many of my patients got well but could not stay well,” he recalls. “So I began looking into other areas that made the benefit of the treatments last longer. Beginning with nutrition, vitamins, dietary changes, and exercise, I then employed IV vitamins, chelation therapy, and all kinds of different approaches, which evoked the ire of my colleagues. Rather than getting curious as to why my patients were getting well, they got furious.”
“The journey into complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) entails venturing beyond the tight and secure box of western medicine and exploring “forbidden” areas of healing, such as: nutrition, supplements, herbs, detoxification, oxidative therapies, homeopathy, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Prolotherapy.” Despite the fact that my treatments were safe, effective and scientifically based, they were frowned upon by the medical establishment.
After successfully treating a patient who had been misdiagnosed by two colleagues, Dr. Binyamin Rothstein was subjected to a prolonged investigation by medical authorities, resulting in the revocation of his license in 2005. Hundreds of patients rallied in his defense, and in 2012 he received the opportunity to begin practicing in Pennsylvania. That same year he had already moved his family to Israel, but he is now preparing to return to the United States.