Categories: Celebrity Speakers | Medicine, Science & Health Care | Motivation
Travels from Chicago, Illinois, USA
The inspiration behind the Hollywood hit of the same name, Patch Adams M.D. is known all around the world as a healthcare professional, social activist and hilarious entertainer.
The real-life inspiration behind the massive Hollywood hit of the same name, Patch Adams M.D. is known all around the world as a healthcare professional, social activist and hilarious entertainer. For more than four decades Adams has been promoting his philosophy that the best healthcare needs laughter, joy and creativity to be an integral element for successful healing.
Patch Adams has a vision of a healthcare system in which patients get all the time they need from their doctors and the two interact on a basis of mutual trust. He believes that conventional and alternative therapies should be blended into one holistic healing process, delivered with joy. This philosophy is delivered with resounding success at the Gesundheit Institute in West Virginia, and Adams aims to see it rolled out across the USA and around the world.
The success of the Gesundheit Institute has led to plans for a model healthcare facility to be built on a 310 acre site in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. In recent years, Patch Adams has temporarily stopped practicing medicine in order to raise funds for this revolutionary project, which will include a 40 bed hospital, theater, arts and crafts shops, horticultural projects and vocational therapy. Five million dollars are needed to fulfill this dream; by inviting Adams to speak you are not only guaranteed a hilarious and thought-provoking evening but you are also investing in one of the most exciting healthcare projects in the world.
For 37 years Patch Adams has been lecturing and performing 200 – 300 days of the year. Throughout the world in 68 countries, giving 50 separate presentations. He has lectured at 90 Medical Schools in the United States and in Universities and Medical Schools in over 60 countries.
Patch Adams has 2 books published: Gesundheit and House Calls. Both have been translated into 14 languages.