Episode 17, Dr Keith Rafal, Our Heart Speaks
Creating a “Culture of Possibility” is the vision of Our Heart Speaks (OHS) and its founder Keith W. L. Rafal, MD, MPH.
In this episode, Dr Rafal discusses his philosophy of creating a “Culture of Culture of Possibility.” He explores a new mindset and paradigm shift. This interview digs deeper into the work and vision of OHS.
Dr. Rafal is the Chief of Rehabilitation and Restorative Care at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University. He is the founder and director of Healing Choices, P.C. an integrative medicine private practice who specializes in drug free treatment in collaboration with other practitioners for patients living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other chronic medical conditions. He has been the Director of the Fibromyalgia Program at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and has had additional training in the areas of behavioral medicine, homeopathy and western herbal medicine, which he has been able to successfully incorporate into his practice at Healing Choices along with rehabilitation and nutritional approaches.
Dr. Rafal is a proud supporter of many organizations including Hand in Hand: A Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel that builds peace, coexistence and equality through a network of integrated, bilingual schools for Jewish and Arab children. He is an advisory board member of HeadsUp Providence, a non-profit organization that serves the underserved populations, including the homeless, with a primary focus on health, education and the arts.