Your Chronic Pain Specialist and Medical Marijuana Consulting Expert

Dr. Rav Ivker

Holistic Family Physician And Health Educator, and Best-Selling Author

Dr. Robert (Rav) Ivker is a holistic healer, family physician, cannabis clinician, health educator, and best-selling author of eight holistic healing books, most notably SINUS SURVIVAL: The Holistic Medical Treatment for Sinusitis, Allergies, and Colds, 4th edition, and Cannabis for Chronic Pain. He is a board-certified integrative holistic physician, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the co-founder and past-president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and a past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA).

Dr. Ivker began practicing family medicine in 1972 after graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since curing a 10-year bout of chronic sinusitis in 1987 using a holistic (body-mind-spirit) approach, his focus has been treating, preventing, and curing chronic disease by teaching patients exceptional self-care; and transforming health care by establishing Fully Alive Medicine (integrative holistic medicine) as the foundation for primary care in the 21st century, based on the core belief love heals.

During the past seven years in his Fully Alive Medicine practice in Boulder, CO, he has evaluated and treated more than 7500 chronic pain patients using medical marijuana to relieve their suffering. He also continues to work with challenging chronic and fungal sinusitis patients, in addition to asthmatics wanting to break their dependence on inhalers.

His new book, Cannabis for Chronic Pain (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 2017), is an introduction to the holistic sub-specialty of Cannabis Medicine. The book is focused on the application of medical marijuana for relieving chronic pain (both physical and emotional), and its use as a complement to a holistic treatment program for potentially curing the underlying condition causing the pain. With Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Ivker is helping to establish the standard of care for the safe and effective use of medical marijuana for treating chronic pain and offering a solution to the opioid crisis.