Our Heart Speaks is edited by Keith W.L. Rafal, MD, MPH, a medical doctor, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with training in internal medicine and fellowship training in geriatric medicine from Brown University. Dr. Rafal received his Masters in Public Health from Tufts University.
His passion is to bring the best that science has to offer while acknowledging that true healing must embrace the art of medicine and the humanity in each of us.
Dr. Rafal is Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and former Chief of Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. He is the founder and director of Healing Choices, P.C. an integrative medicine private practice who specializes in drug free treatment in collaboration with other practitioners for patients living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other chronic medical conditions. He has been the Director of the Fibromyalgia Program at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and has had additional training in the areas of behavioral medicine, homeopathy and western herbal medicine, which he has been able to successfully incorporate into his practice at Healing Choices along with rehabilitation and nutritional approaches.
Dr. Rafal is a proud supporter of many non profit organizations including Hand in Hand: A Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel that builds peace, coexistence and equality through a network of integrated, bilingual schools for Jewish and Arab children. He is an advisory board member of HeadsUp Providence, a non-profit organization that serves the underserved populations, including the homeless, with a primary focus on health, education and the arts.