Black Mountain, NC
A traditional naturopath and yoga therapist who studied at the Institute for Functional Medicine, Brad Rachman is medical director of the Rachman Clinic in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Located in suburban Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the clinic offers naturopathic primary care with an emphasis on chronic and challenging conditions.
Brad Rachman has been an established presence in the Blue Ridge area since the mid-1990s, when the former founder and medical director at the Healthy Living Clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, was named vice president of medical sciences for Genova Diagnostics in Asheville. While at Genova, Rachman helped to develop Genovations, a pioneering medical tool that combines elements of genome science and preventive medicine to treat chronic diseases.
Rachman returned to private practice in 2004, and in 2007, he and his wife Martia co-founded Black Mountain Yoga, also in the suburban Asheville area. He serves as medical supervisor and is responsible for yoga therapy curriculum development, including all restorative yoga programs. The New York Times, in a 2010 article, listed Black Mountain Yoga as a preferred destination for travelers to the region seeking health and elimination of stress.
A dedicated traditional naturopath, Rachman touted the virtues of healthy living and natural alternatives as the host of a syndicated radio program, Healthy Living with Dr. Brad Rachman, which aired in more than 60 cities across the US and Canada from 1990 to 1996. While hosting this show, he simultaneously served as chief executive of two Florida-based wellness companies, ER Technologies and Digital Dynamics.
Brad Rachman studied biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan and is a 1986 honors graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 1990, he completed studies at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington, which provides continuing naturopathic education to health care professionals. Rachman enjoys music, the outdoors, and yoga in his spare time.