“Meditation as Medication – A Doctor’s Perspective”
Can meditation improve high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or pain? If a doctor told you to meditate, would you hesitate? Matthew Raider, MD is a clinical physician and coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut. Learn how meditation can have a profound effect on your life. Dr. Raider is a co-author of the book, “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” a best seller. There will even be a short meditation sitting.
Dr. Raider graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with honors in 1979. He maintains a clinical practice in geriatric medicine. He held a faculty position at the University of Connecticut Medical School and has coordinated the geriatrics curriculum for the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program for over 30 years. He is currently medical director of four Connecticut health care facilities.
As a physician and long-time meditator, Dr. Raider has a strong interest in meditation and its relationship to health and disease prevention/treatment. He has lectured extensively on the subject in hospitals and other venues in the United States and Canada and recently he spoke at the United Nations. He is also a contributing author to “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” by Rajinder Singh.