First and foremost, I am a happy husband and proud father. I am also an Emergency Medicine physician passionate about health and wellness, and I am board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with renal cancer. Although this was a frightening time, it began a journey of discovery into topics such as wellness, nutrition, meditation, and personal development. Much of my belief regarding the importance of healthy lifestyles stems from my experience with cancer and subsequent self-education. The essential nature of this knowledge was then solidified by caring for an abundance of patients in the Emergency Department suffering from complications of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer. Over the years, I began to realize that there was a positive side. I understood that many times these conditions could be prevented and often reversed.
I have years of experience taking care of tens of thousands of patients, and it is my unshakeable belief that we should all be active participants in our health, doing the best we can to take care of the most valuable gift that has been given to us. I sincerely believe that we can be better.
To this end, I have written two children’s books that impart lessons of good health, and my latest work: “My Steps Forward: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Better Life,” which is part memoir and part inspirational. In its pages, I also share many of my thoughts on health and wellness.
I enjoy eating foods close to their natural state the majority of the time. I find peace in meditation. I love running, biking, and upper body workouts, and I also take great pleasure in reading, learning, and teaching. Last but certainly not least, I cherish the time I spend with my family.
Steven Piriano, MD