We regret to inform you that Dr. Ben unexpectedly passed away on January 19 of this year following a very brief illness. While his passing is a shock to all of us who knew and loved him, we have faith that his lifetime of compassionate service and caring for others has brought him to his well-deserved Heavenly Reward.
As many of you know, Dr. Ben was a truly exceptional physician. Not only was he an accomplished medical doctor (MD), he was also a skilled osteopathic physician (DO) and doctor of naturopathic medicine (NMD). His extensive medical training and background made him a leader in the field of complementary, integrative, and alternative medicine, as well as an expert in complementary cancer care, thermography, and diagnostic ultrasound. In addition to his long medical career, Dr. Ben served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War, and was a flight surgeon in the Army Reserve for many years. He was also a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) for twelve years.
When he was not caring for his patients, Dr. Ben devoted much of his time helping to educate the public at large about the many effective, non-drug-based healing approaches he championed. He was a featured speaker at health conferences and seminars around the world, profiled many times in the annual The Truth About Cancer series, and was the only physician to be featured in the feature film documentary The Secret. He was also the author of a number of important health books, including Healing Waters, The Secret Of Health: Breast Wisdom, and No Ma’amograms!
What most people do not know about Dr. Ben is the full extent of his caring for his patients. There were many times when he provided treatments while bearing the full cost out of his own pocket, knowing that some of his patients were unable to pay him for his services. “That doesn’t matter,” he would always say. “They need my help.” And he gave it freely.
To honor his memory, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.
Rest in Peace, Dr. Ben, and thank you for the many blessings your being in this world gave to so many.