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LifeWorks Wellness Center: Recover Your Health at the Top Functional Health Clinic in the World

LifeWorks Wellness Center

In a world dominated by symptom-centric medicine, there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift toward addressing the root causes of illness. What began as an experiment by David Minkoff, the Medical Director in 1997, LifeWorks Wellness Center, became one of the most successful clinics for recognizing this pressing demand and thus positioning itself as a beacon of hope and transformation.

The center emphasizes eliminating the superficial approach of “band-aid” medicine, instead focusing on uncovering the underlying factors contributing to chronic conditions and providing comprehensive healing solutions. LifeWorks’ commitment to supporting this objective is evident in its personalized treatment plans and holistic approach to patient care. It strives to create an environment where individuals feel like they are part of a caring family. The dedicated team of healthcare professionals goes beyond surface-level treatments and dives deep into the underlying causes of ailments. They firmly believe that there is always a genuine and discoverable cause behind chronic pain, fatigue, heart disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, menopause, memory loss, sleep disorders, obesity, and autoimmune diseases. By addressing these root causes, LifeWorks offers patients a path to true healing and a life free from debilitating symptoms.

Additionally, LifeWorks Wellness Center aims to empower individuals to achieve optimal health, vitality and youthfulness beyond just eliminating symptoms. They work closely with patients to develop tailored treatment plans that address immediate concerns and focus on overall wellness and long-term prevention. Through their comprehensive approach, LifeWorks assists patients in eliminating unnecessary medications and guides them towards a pain-free, energetic body that can enjoy a life filled with vitality.

Let’s dive in to learn more about the Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive healing, personalized care, and empowering individuals to live their best lives. It makes them a frontrunner in promoting true wellness and transforming how we approach healthcare.

History of LifeWorks Wellness Center

LifeWorks Wellness Center was founded in March 1997 by David Minkoff, M.D. and his wife Sue Minkoff, R.N. “From the beginning, we wanted to create a healing center where people could get the best medical care possible in an environment where they would be treated like family. LifeWorks has become a place where the chronically ill person can get better, the well person can gain more youthfulness and the athlete can see a soaring performance. We love what we do and we get these results routinely every day. We fix your health naturally!” says David.

David Minkoff in Brief

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity, for very high academic achievement. He is board certified in Pediatrics and has completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as Co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad-spectrum anti-viral agent to fight infection. He also was Board eligible in Emergency Medicine and worked for 12 years at the Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida which ranked in the top 100 chest pain hospitals in the U.S.

In 1995, his wife Sue, an RN became interested in nutrition and biochemistry. As her interest increased, she brought Dr Minkoff on board and his curiosity bloomed into a passion. Dr. Minkoff went on a search to find the best way to cure the ailing body and improve its performance of anybody. That transitioned him from Emergency Medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition, Integrative Oncology, and acupuncture. He studied under the Master in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right.

The answers he found were soon in demand. In response, he and his wife, Sue, established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and quickly became one of the largest complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

Unique Diagnostics to Treatment

LifeWorks Health Center has developed and used unique diagnostic and treatment methods and laboratory tests for more than two decades to find and treat the root causes of many chronic health conditions. “We learned that the treatment of severe chronic diseases requires a unique approach and coordinated guided work with highly trained technicians. We are very proud of all the positive results achieved. Our approach and results are based on starting with a precise and accurate diagnosis, “We learned, that the treatment of severe chronic diseases requires a unique approach and coordinated guided work with highly trained technicians. applying very precise steps that are managed and carefully monitored, and we combine several cutting-edge therapies and treatments at our facility. That’s why we can’t refer patients to other medical services in the US,” says David.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Approach to Healthy Living

LifeWorks’ approach involves several therapies to ensure that its patients seek the support they need. However, one therapy that fulfills the objective of empowering patients is the HBOT approach, which relies on the purest element, oxygen. Oxygen is the most healing substance on earth. Injured tissues need oxygen. Sick cells need higher levels of oxygen. By breathing 100% oxygen under pressure, the amount of oxygen delivered is much more. This allows healing. David points out that the word hyperbaric refers to the medical use of oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. It comes from hyper, meaning “above”, and baric, meaning “heavy”, referring to the atmosphere marked by air pressure.

HBOT is a safe and effective treatment that provides the patient with pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, allowing the lungs to absorb very high concentrations of pure oxygen. At LifeWorks, the team has four double HBOT’s and one single HBOT chamber. Being an FDA-approved treatment for a variety of conditions, from cancer, Lyme, mold, heart issues, wounds, lung issues, arthritis, ALS, Parkinson’s, CFS, long haul Covid—it provides a therapeutic value in promoting healing, enhancing cell and tissue repair, and stimulating nerve regeneration and blood vessel growth. An HBOT session is 90 minutes. One hour of full atmosphere and then 10 to 15 minutes on each side to pressurize and depressurize the chamber. HBOT can create amazing effects in supporting patients. It helps them get better. The team at LifeWorks combines several modalities to deliver oxygen like HBOT and ozone and this helps patients heal. Their pain goes away, brain fog is lifted, energy is returned and sleep is improved.

Patients are monitored the whole time during their treatment. They are given fans, pillows, blankets and a walkie-talkie where they can speak with their HBOT technician if anything arises. They are also given an oxygen mask where they receive 100% oxygen whilst also doing the HBOT treatment as an added benefit.

Developing Treatment Plans

At LifeWorks, the team performs a very careful and detailed physical exam and lab testing for each patient. By doing this, they can pinpoint the exact problems the patient is suffering from and address them for each patient. It is not a one size fits all. Each individual is a little different and unique. Therefore, the treatment is exactly detailed for them.

Envisioning the Future

Looking ahead into the year, David states, “We do HBOT on both well and sick patients. It helps everyone. The future of HBOT is that we will continue to expand so we can provide it for whoever needs it. Right now, we have 9 chambers. As we grow, I am sure we will add more.”

Success Stories

“I noticed since I have been in treatment I have not noticed any pain with my arthritis. I used to wake up in the morning all stiff and sore. I realized a few days ago that I did not have any pain, not even a little. Something good is happening.”


“I came to the center in a weakened condition physically, history of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) for years, with a burning sensation all night long, highly sensitive feet and legs with difficulty standing or walking for more than 15 minutes, brain fog, fatigue and decreased vision. After just a few weeks of 5 x a week HBOT Therapy I feel a great improvement in energy, active all day into the evening, and able to do all normal activities. I am on a balanced nutritional support program and keeping hydrated provided improved vision clarity and focus in reading. I highly recommend this program….it has given me a new attitude of positivity and excitement to create a dynamic and active future! Thanks to Dr. David and Sue (RN) Minkoff and all your amazing team for your support, expertise and unwavering commitment, and professional, caring care! You inspire hope for all and answers to conditions for life renewal and return to meaningful function! Blessings to you all!”




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