About Dr. Ferrer
Gustavo Ferrer, MD FCCP, is an experienced pulmonologist trained both in Cuba and the US, founder of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Cough Center and president of Intensive Care Experts based in Weston, Fla. An authority on respiratory ailments with more than 20 years experience, Dr. Ferrer grew up in a culture that effectively utilized herbal teas and folk remedies for coughs and colds. His new book, Cough Cures: The Best Natural Remedies and Over-the-Counter Drugs for Acute and Chronic Cough (Moxie Life Press, April 2016) challenges our Western mindset that over medicates. Dr. Ferrer offers a blend of Western and natural remedies to effectively address both acute and chronic respiratory issues. He has also translated Cough Cures into Spanish for Latin America titled Cura Tu Tos con los Remedios de Abuelita: Una Guía Completa de los Mejores Remedios Naturales y Medicinas Sin Receta Médica Para la Tos Aguda y Crónica (Moxie Life Press, October 2016) and has successfully launched this book in the Dominican Republic.
While living in Cuba, Dr. Ferrer learned effective, natural medical treatments from his grandmother, who relied on herbs to cure patients in her role as the village healer. While attending medical school in his home country for internal and pulmonary medicine in the early 1990s, he discovered professors were also secretly turning to their herbalist grandmothers when they became ill.
In 1999, while working with the native peoples of Venezuela’s Orinoco River region, he was hired by the United Nations University to serve as the Director of Respiratory Research. He emigrated to the United States the following year, where he completed his residency at Texas Tech University and received a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at George Washington University. He joined the Cleveland Clinic Florida and led efforts to open centers of excellence for lung fibrosis and chronic cough.
Dr. Ferrer was appointed to the national steering committee for the COPD Alliance in 2011 and was invited to the White House to help shape end-of-life policies and practices in the Affordable Care Act. He left the Cleveland Clinic in 2013 to establish Intensive Care Experts, a practice dedicated to bringing high-quality medical advancements to acute care hospitals, long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home-care patients. In December 2016, he was appointed as one of the board members for the NCQA’s Geriatric Measurement Advisory Panel. He continues to be actively involved in medical research for the advancement of medicine and patient care.
He has since received several prestigious awards, including: being listed among the Best Doctors in the US by U.S. News & World Report, Most Compassionate Doctor, Patients’ Choice Award, and multiple teaching awards. He has been featured in USA Today, NBC News, CNN en Español, the Miami Herald, and on Radio Caracol Miami. As well as in El Salvador and Honduras national newspaper.
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His dedication to medicine and to his patients is remarkable. Dr. Ferrer has never wavered in his commitment to finding options that will afford my husband the best quality of life. I recommend Dr. Ferrer without reservation.”
Iris Goldschmidt, CEO APW Holdings, LLC