What is Medical Marijuana and How Can It Improve Your Health?

Dr. Rav Ivker

Holistic Family Physician And Health Educator

Welcome to the DR RAV website. Hi, I’m Dr. Rav. For nearly my entire 5-decade career as a holistic family physician and health educator, I’ve been envisioning a more rejuvenating, compassionate, and healing health care system. I’m thrilled to share this vision with you and to guide you in utilizing the most effective tools and self-care practices for relieving your pain, healing your dis-ease, living the life of your dreams, and feeling fully alive!


For the first 15 years as a family doctor I saw myself as a fixer-of-broken- parts as well as a health educator. But after curing chronic sinusitis in 1987 I realized that I and everyone else have much to learn about creating a state of optimal well-being. Today, holistic (body-mind-spirit) health education is the focus of my practice, this website, and my life. I call it Fully Alive Medicine.

Latest Posts from Dr. Rav

Cannabis Medicine: A Sub-Specialty of Holistic Medicine

In my nearly 5-decade career as a holistic family physician I’ve not found a more powerful holistic healing herb than cannabis. Holistic medicine is defined (by the American Holistic Medical [...]

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Health Risks of Dabbing Concentrates

Following a review of recent research in addition to my clinical experience working with nearly 8000 medical marijuana patients in my Fully Alive Medicine practice in Boulder, I’ve concluded that [...]

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

This often-asked question is a legitimate concern, given the fact that marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I drug (“no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”) [...]

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