For over 30 years, Dr. Glassman practiced general internal medicine, in Rockland County, NY, a suburban community 30 miles north of New York City, designing his practice to be patient-centered instead of problem-focused. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. He graduated from New York Medical College and completed his Internship and Residency at Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester County Medical Center. Over the years, he had seen the shift of medical practices from patient-focused to problem-focused; from health care to sick care. In 2002, Dr. Glassman became the 10th doctor in the United States to develop a Concierge medical practice. He retired from that practice in November 2019.
As a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Life Extension Foundation member, Dr. Glassman approached medicine in an integrative manner, looking carefully at all traditionally approved methods while recognizing the power of unconventional therapies. Throughout his career, Dr. Glassman saw mainstream medicine discredit some of these unconventional approaches, only to endorse them years later.
Never sacrificing doing what was right for the majority opinion, he strongly believed that his patients could not afford to wait for mainstream medicine to endorse present cutting edge medical technology that may greatly enhance and even extended life. He is excited to bring the same level of competence and open-mindedness to his new designation as Coach MD.
In The Media
Dr. Glassman has appeared on ABC News, Bloomberg Radio, National Public Radio, Sirius/XM, Hay House Radio with Wayne Dyer, The Wall Street Journal Radio, and numerous other affiliates around the country speaking on his unique approach to health care. Dr. Glassman’s numerous articles and letters on health care have appeared in The New York Times and other publications. Dr. Glassman has hosted radio shows on A2Zen.com and Killer Healthcare and Medicine on the Cutting Edge on WebTalkRadio.net.
Dr. Glassman feels fortunate to have received numerous awards and recognition from his peers and patients. Among them is the respected Top Doctors award in the NY Metro and Hudson Valley regions, U.S. World and News Report Top Doctor list, Consumer Research Council of America Top Doctor, Compassionate Doctor Award, and Patient Choice Award.
Dr. Glassman began distributing a weekly motivational email message to patients and friends in January 2007. By May 2008, his distribution list had grown so much and interest in his messages had become so high that Dr. Glassman decided to turn his philosophy and advice into a book. That’s how Brain Drain came about. Starting in May 2008, his weekly messages formed the basis for chapters of this book. Brain Drain has won multiple awards; among them the IPPY Award for best book in the Self-Help category, the Eric Hoffer Award for best book in the Health category, and the Los Angeles Book Festival Award for best book in the Spirituality category.
Although he practices in a relatively small community, Dr. Glassman as Coach MD is known in more than 40 countries delivering his brand of physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance. His Facebook following alone is over 750,000!