Richard G. Petty, MD

About Me

I really don’t much like talking about myself. But everyone tells me that I have to write something personal.

So here goes!

I am a physician who has practiced integrated/holistic medicine since the late 1970s. I am also a specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, neurology and psychiatry. And no, I’m not a hundred years old: it’s just that I was a bit of a Doogie Howser!

I was once described at a meeting with one word: "Iconoclast!" Which is probably not wrong.

I live in the US, but graduated in Medicine in the United Kingdom. Apart from the medical degree, I have an advanced degree in Physiology, another in Biochemistry, and a doctorate in Endocrinology. I have the privilege of being a Member of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK.

After 14 years in internal and metabolic medicine and endocrinology, I needed a new challenge and decided to get some more training, this time in Psychiatry. Things then moved very fast. After seven years on Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, I moved down South, and have now moved away from individual treatment in favor of helping people reach their full potential.

For there has been another life: I have had an odd awareness of my ability to sense people’s "energy," personal history and Path since childhood: a sometimes painful gift. Yet also uncommonly accurate. I’m sure that everyone has this ability and I think it’s a shame when people brag about something so natural. I have spent many years helping others uncover their own abilities and to support and nurture them as they appear.

Apart from the medical credentials, I’ve been an acupuncturist since 1981 and did my advanced training in China; a homeopath since 1985; Reiki Master for almost ten years and teacher of meditation, t’ai chi and qigong since 1986.

Over the last 35 years, I’ve been heavily involved in the development of a new model of integrated medicine. Several years ago we made an astonishing discovery: that some of the time-honored Laws of Healing were evolving, which lead me to work with and discuss all of this with Nobel Laureates, intuitives and some of the finest spiritual leaders of our time.

I had the incredible honor of being the Scientific Chairman and a Trustee of the Prince of Wales’ Foundation for Integrated Health and Chairman of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine.

I’ve spent decades researching and practicing different orthodox and unorthodox methods of healing and hundreds of ways of maintaining health and wellness. Despite all that, several years ago I developed a potentially serious illness myself, which was eradicated with first rate medical care, qigong, homeopathy and three prayer groups. Which was the most important I don’t know! I took this to be a loud wakeup call, and changed the direction of my life. The key words of my work have always been empowerment, enrichment, integrity and integration. So I’ve recently started to move away from helping individuals to helping groups of people manifest their own Inner Light or, as we also call it, in more scientific language, their "Informational Matrix".

As a part of that, I am producing a series of books and CDs. The first is "Healing Meaning and Purpose: Using the Magical Power of the Emerging Laws of Life." More books and CDs will be coming out in the very near future.

I advise on treatment and lecture on serious mental illness, neuroendocrine topics and personal empowerment throughout the world, having been a Visiting Professor, Guest Lecturer or Keynote Speaker in 44 countries in just the last five years. My lectures, speeches, seminars and workshops have been presented to more than a quarter of a million people, and I’m a regular guest on television and radio shows throughout the world.

I remain an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster.

I really do believe that we can learn a great deal by studying the writings of the geniuses of the past. So I like some of the classics, and I’ve constructed a quotations database with just shy of 30,000 entries. Many of them not at all run of the mill, and really inspirational, so I plan to share them when time permits.

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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