Dr. Richard G. Fried, founder and medical director, was born and raised in New York City and rural NY State. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Binghamton University with a degree in English and World Literature, and became inspired to study medicine after 2 1/2 years at Camphill Special School, working and living with children with autism and developmental disabilities. He graduated Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1976, and completed a Family Practice Residency at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading Pennsylvania in 1980, which included a year’s training at the Klinik Oeschelbronn for Anthroposophical Medicine in West Germany. He has been in private practice in the Kimberton area since 1980, and is on the staff at Phoenixville Hospital. When away from the clinic he enjoys organic farming and gardening, backpacking, horseback riding, and playing chamber music. He also regularly teaches international folk dancing, and writes essays on contemporary medicine. He was the Medical Director of Camphill Special School for over 35 years.
Lisa Brenner, MSN, FNP-BC, is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner with a background in nutrition. She obtained her FNP degree at Villanova University and her nutrition degree at University of Massachusetts.
She is experienced in Primary Care for all ages, Woman’s health, Rheumatology, and Integrative Medicine. She is also a practicing clinical hypnotherapist specializing in smoking cessation, weight and stress / pain management.
Michael J. Blahut, D.O., is a Family Physician recently graduated from UCLA Northridge Hospital Family Medicine Residency program in Los Angeles, California. Originally from San Diego, CA, he has lived all over the country on both coasts, and volunteered internationally with the Peace Corps.
He completed his medical training from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, undergraduate studies in environmental science at VCU in Richmond VA, and master’s degree in biomedical science from Regis University in Denver, CO.
He has background training in massage therapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, and additional training in integrative medicine, herbal medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is a certified Yoga in-structor and has an advanced certificate in Yoga Therapy Rx program from Loyolya Marymount University.
He enjoys working with families of all ages, focusing on healthy life-style promotion, encouraging excellent health through body, mind, and spirit.