Dr. Ferrer is an experienced platform speaker who inspires, encourages, and educates his audience large and small. He brings over 20 years of medical experience and with his wisdom and expertise, will add value to your meeting, special event, or conference.
Gustavo Ferrer, M.D.
Dr. Ferrer’s message is a continuing emphasis on the relationship between patient, doctor, and family and its vital place when approaching critical decisions.
Gustavo Ferrer, MD, FCCP
Pulmonologist and Author of COUGH CURES
On December 1st, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to speak at Dr. Roizen’s 14th Annual Preventive, Integrative, and Lifestyle Medicine Conference. He was invited by the host to present two topics to the 200+ attendees. Before the doctor was called up to start his presentation, Dr. Roizen urged him to take the time to tell the audience about his journey to America from Cuba. It was a story marked by homelessness, imprisonment, hunger, perseverance, hope, forgiveness, healing and the love of medicine. Many were touched and encouraged by his story. Dr. Ferrer also presented on two important topics, “Holistic Solution for the Nagging Cough” and “Respiratory Wellness: 5 Habits for Healthier Lungs” where at one point he had the audience stand to teach them how to do some breathing exercises.
Sunday morning, Dr. Ferrer had a book signing where he shared his gratitude to all that bought Cough Cures, and received many words of encouragement from those who heard his presentations, and his moving story of what he went through coming from Cuba. He was able to encourage students to follow their passion, talk to colleagues about integrative medicine, and make new connections with others that have the same mindset and goals in medicine.
Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy!
THE JOURNEY FROM COUGH CURES TO CURA TU TOS
Dr. Gustavo Ferrer published his first book, COUGH CURES: The Complete Guide to the Best Natural Remedies and Over-the-Counter Drugs for Acute and Chronic Coughs, on April of 2016. The successful book launch was held at the Huizenga School of Business building at NOVA South Eastern University. He had the honor of being introduced by Major General Loeffke who also shared a few words on the benefits of this amazing book. Many attended, from stay-at-home moms to medical students who see integrative medicine as a benefit to the American healthcare system. As Loeffke stated, “We’ve needed this book for years.”
Dr. Ferrer has many family members, friends, and colleagues that speak Spanish and one of the most frequent questions asked was “Do you have this book available in Spanish?” As a native to Cuba, this question inspired Dr. Ferrer to write the Spanish version of the Cough Cures. He felt this was important because he recognizes the need for this book in Latin American countries where the unregulated pharmacies sell dangerous over-the counters of unproven efficacy.
After 6 months of hard work translating, developing, and proofreading the Spanish version, it was finally completed. CURA TU TOS con los Remedios de Abuelita was launched on October 6, 2016 in the DR. It was a hit! He was pleasantly surprised to see over 160 people attend despite Hurricane Mathew. It had passed over Haiti and DR as a powerful category 4 hurricane just days before. Regardless of the massive amounts of flooding, people drove from all over the country to attend the event.
The largest book store in the Dominican Republic, Libreria Cuesta, has reported that the books are flying off the shelves! They are constantly restocking to keep up with the demand. After his debut on national TV, newspapers and radio, Dr. Ferrer was invited to return to the DR and speak in multiple cities. He hopes to not only improve the health and quality of life of the people, but to also improve the HealthCare system in the Dominican Republic as well as all Latin America.
Dr. Ferrer has expressed his heart felt gratitude through a video in Spanish dedicated to all who attended the book launch and to all who made the event possible. Click Here to view.
It’s been said that the role of a leader is to keep hope alive. Dr. Ferrer is keeping hope alive for many with his new approaches and his constant striving to learn so that he can teach.”
M. General USA (R) Bernard Loeffke, PhD – President of Helping Others Today