Dr. Gail Lowenstein graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Fordham University in 1975 and graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1979. She completed residency training in internal medicine from Long Island Jewish Hospital, and fellowship training in geriatric medicine from Jewish Institute of Geriatric Care (now known as Parker Jewish Geriatric Center). She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, and has added qualifications in Functional Medicine. Additionally, she is a certified wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management, and is a certified medical director from the American Medical Directors Association.
Dr. Lowenstein had a 24-year career as the chief medical officer of the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a facility dedicated to the well-being of Holocaust survivors. With the support of grant funding, she founded the Holistic Program, which was designed to address body, mind, and spirit. In addition to providing oversight to the long-term and short-term rehabilitation patients, she also provided oversight to the Center’s inpatient hospice unit and adult day health care center.
Dr. Lowenstein now provides home visits specializing in:
1) Prevention of hospitalization while supporting aging-at-home
2) Wound management
3) Holistic weight loss
4) Conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat
Telephone consultations for medical guidance and weight loss coaching are also available.
Dr. Lowenstein is a community educator. She is the founder and coordinator of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Group and Elder Life Options Group for physicians, health care professionals, as well as lay people. She also founded and coordinates Use Your Mind Learning Group, a forum specifically for lay people. She is currently writing a book entitled: “Taking Control of Your Health and Your Life: The Holistic Journey of a Western-Trained MD”.