I know it’s been a while since I last wrote here, but it’s been a busy time for me as an academic surgeon working at one of the busiest hospitals in the epicenter of the Covid pandemic (The Bronx/New York City).
I’m letting you know that I have formally resigned from my position with Montefiore Medical Center. For the past few years, I have been conflicted between responsibilities to my employer vs. the importance of getting helpful information out to you and thousands of other people like you who place a high priority on optimizing your health through better breathing and better sleep.
With the onset of the pandemic, I have been unable to carve out the time needed to create new content for my website and my podcast. Honestly, I have even thought about shutting down the website entirely, but I realized that this is irresponsible. I truly believe that what I put forth on my website and podcast has the potential to help many more people than seeing one patient at a time.
As you may be already aware, my priority has always been addressing potential health problems long before it’s necessary to see a doctor. And if you do need to see a doctor, make sure that you are treating the main problem that’s causing your symptoms, rather than just covering it up with medications. Therefore, it was a no-brainer for me to leave practicing medicine at this time and to focus full-time on getting my important message out to you as often as possible.
As a result, I am no longer seeing patients in a clinical setting. However, for those of you who still want to see me, I do have a virtual coaching option through this website.
Expect more frequent emails, blogs, podcasts, Youtube videos, and other material from me for the latest in optimal health and wellness through better breathing during sleep. I will be expanding from focusing on obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome to encompass a wider variety of health-related topics, ones that Kathy and I began to address on our podcast before we stopped last year. I will also reinstate my Ask Dr. Park webinars on a weekly basis, this time on Zoom.
I am looking forward to this new and amazing opportunity to serve you with the latest in optimal breathing-centered wellness.
As my website is now my main source of income, I ask for your support, patience, and encouragement as I embark on a new stage of my career.
Hoping we can all breathe and sleep better together,
Steven Y. Park, MD
P.S. I also just reorganized my website (doctorstevenpark.com) under my new company, Health Wise Media, LLC.