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Dr. Linda Isaacs: Why I do what I do

Dr. Linda Isaacs
Dr. Linda Isaacs

I‘m Linda Isaacs, M.D. My office is in Austin now, but for many years I worked in New York City with another physician, the late Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. I’d like to share an anecdote about one of his patients and one of mine, to explain why I do what I do.

In late December 2009, a man got some very bad news.

He had several tumors in his lungs, biopsied and found to be squamous cell cancer. The cancer had spread to his bones. Even with treatment, the prognosis was bleak. But he heard through a friend of the program offered by Dr. Gonzalez, and he became Dr. Gonzalez’s patient in January 2010. A year later, scans showed the tumors were gone. A detailed description of his case is included in this article, starting on page 40.

A few years later,

he agreed to an interview, which was later televised. Around that time, another man got some very bad news. His colon cancer had returned, after surgery and chemotherapy; he now had disease in his liver and lung. The outlook was grim. He and his wife happened to watch the first man’s interview, and he contacted me and became my patient. Now, he has no sign of cancer on multiple follow-up scans. His oncologist is amazed. A detailed description of his case that was published in a medical journal article is available here.

He tells his own story on page 10 of this magazine.

I can’t promise that everyone who sees me will get these results. But because one man diligently followed his treatment plan and then shared his story, another man was inspired to diligently follow the program I gave him. A ten-year-old boy did not have to attend his father’s funeral. And the first man was moved to tears when I told him recently what his documentary appearance had meant.

That’s why I do what I do. To learn more, visit

Dr. Linda Isaacs
Dr. Linda Isaacs

Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She offers individualized nutritional protocols for patients with cancer and other illnesses, as well as protocols for health maintenance.