Health Medicine Center, Functional Medicine
Total years in practice: 30
Dr. Len Saputo, MD is a graduate of Duke University Medical School and board certified in Internal Medicine. He was in private practice in affiliation with John Muir Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. His approach to healing has evolved from mainstream medicine into “Health Medicine”—an integrative, holistic, person-centered, and preventive style of practice.
Over the past 15 years, Len has led the Health Medicine movement as the founder of the Health Medicine Forum, a non-profit educational foundation. Since 1994, “The Forum” has sponsored more than 350 public and professional events including lectures, workshops, and conferences. In 2001 Len founded the Health Medicine Center, an integrative medicine center that is located in Walnut Creek, California, that is bringing the model of Health Medicine into clinical practice.
Active in public and professional education, over the past decade Len has produced and hosted the Prescriptions for Health Show on KEST Radio (WWW.KEST Radio) every weekday morning with his wife Vicki. He has also made more than 70 presentations to hospitals, medical schools, universities, and community organizations. He has edited six books, has contributed dozens of articles and chapters on topics in complementary and alternative medicine, and authored the 2010 Nautilus Gold Award Book of the Year in health and healing, “A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine.”
Len has been a strong advocate of fitness all of his life. In 1995 and 2001 he won the World Senior Mens Singles Tennis Championships and was formerly ranked the number one in the world by the International Tennis Federation in mens singles.