Dr. Brad Rachman has been a driving force in functional medicine and natural healing for more than 30 years. Early in his career, Dr. Rachman founded and led one the county's most prominent natural health care facilities, the Healthy Living Clinic, in Fort Myers, Florida. As Clinical Director, he oversaw a multidisciplinary team that used natural methods to treat challenging and persistent health conditions. In the years that followed, he spread the message of healthy living as the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, "Healthy Living with Dr. Brad Rachman". At the same time, Dr. Rachman served as CEO of two integrative health organizations. At Digital Dynamics, he developed educational videos and animation projects to promote alternative and complementary medicine. With ER Technologies, he created advanced nutraceuticals and natural compounds that were distributed throughout the United States and in 26 countries. In 1998 Dr. Brad Rachman transitioned from private practice, accepting the position as the Director of the Department of Medical Sciences at Genova Diagnostics. During his tenure with the Asheville, North Carolina-based company, he led the development team that launched Genovations ™- one of the first diagnostic tools which harnessed the power of genomics as a tool for private practitioners and their patients. Through his tenure at Genova, Dr. Rachman led the new product innovation team and medical education initiatives. He is a respected medical educator; having delivered over 250 presentations to multidisciplinary clinical meetings and symposia. Dr. Rachman is highly respected for his ability to translate complicated physiologic concepts into meaningful uses in clinical practice. In 2008 Dr. Rachman returned to private practice as clinical director of the Rachman Clinic, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Dr. Brad Rachman uses a functional medicine approach to support patients with chronic illnesses and challenging conditions. He leads a multidisciplinary team to offer patients a safe, comprehensive and mindful path back to wellness and vibrant health. Dr. Rachman attended the University of Michigan and Albright College, where he studied biomedical engineering and biochemistry, respectively. He then obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He studied Personalized Lifestyle Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Rachman has also received specialty training in endocrinology, oncology, gastroenterology and preventive medicine through the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, NIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Yale Cancer Center, and Stanford School of Medicine. A committed healer, tireless researcher and consummate educator, he constantly seeks the most efficient and sustainable methods to improve his patients' health. Dr. Brad Rachman co-founded Black Mountain Yoga Center with his wife, Martia Bennett Rachman. He is a father of four beautiful daughters and enjoys yoga, hiking and music.
While symptoms can tell us a lot about your health condition, they don't tell us the whole story. We explore something deeper than your symptoms- central cause. We assure that the underlying, root cause of your health condition is uncovered and directly addressed. We are committed to getting to the functional imbalance at the root of your health concerns.
You are more like a snowflake than a widget- you are a unique collection of genes, lifestyle and vitality. We do not support mass-media, cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches to your health. We appreciate that you have a unique physiology and we work hard to match your therapeutic regimen to your unique genes, distinctive constitution and specific health imbalance.
We recognize that in healing, small things matter. We utilize advanced laboratory diagnostics and comprehensive statistical analysis to monitor very subtle changes in your physiology- continually refining our therapeutic approach.
Dr. Rachman does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Rachman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Conditions
Liver Diseases and Disorders
Lower Back Injuries
Neck Muscle Strain
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Nutrition Support for Cancer Patients
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for North Carolina.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2012
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1956
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Rachman has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Rachman has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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