Creating a “Culture of Possibility” is the vision of Our Heart Speaks (OHS) and its founder Keith W. L. Rafal, MD, MPH.
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.
Our Heart Speaks
Through an international patient stories project that gives voice to those living with an acquired disability who have been successful in finding meaning and purpose in their lives, the OHS team is reaching out to a broad audience of patients/disability community, caregivers, health care providers and thought leaders to inspire a new mindset.
This is an inclusive international online platform that welcomes the power of the story as told through a variety of artistic medium.
In this interview, Dr. Keith Rafal shares more details about this important initiative, the power of the story and helping us all achieve our fullest human potential with a new paradigm shift to what is possible.