Dr. Darrell S.C.S. Misak, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
What is your education or professional work experience?
Darrell S.C.S. Misak ND, RPh is an Oregon licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Licensed Pharmacist in Pennsylvania, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and a father of five healthy children. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1992, he gained 3-1/2 years of university hospital experience at Duke University Medical Center. During hospital pharmacy experience, his primary focus was clinical rounding in Oncology and General Medicine before realizing the pitfalls of traditional medicine and searching for a better way. This search for his life's calling led him to move his family across the country and find himself in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, while in school he was blessed with the opportunity to gain compounding pharmacy experience at Lloyd Center Pharmacy, where understanding and supporting natural medicine is a primary focus. Dr. Misak performs lectures that focus on health alternatives and integrative medicine from a traditional naturopathic approach, as well as having a weekly radio show (A Natural Connection) Fridays from 12 noon till 1:00 pm on WKHB (620AM) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
What is your expertise or focus?
When people ask me what I do, besides explaining naturopathic medicine and my pharmacist background, I tell them my gift is "systems analysis." I've always had the ability to figure out how things work and to find the most efficient way to "beat the system," per se. I believe God has helped me to apply that gift to the human body, with the observation of natural laws in health, to guide people on their path to health. With that said, my focus is on the individual. I attempt to understand each person's health concerns, coping mechanisms, and body's vitality. I look for an individual's observable and probable causes for their symptoms and then formulate a plan to walk them through healing by systematic support and detoxification, after addressing their "causes" of poor health. All the while, I become a cheerleader in helping each person reach their health goals using the tools I've learned through pharmacy and naturopathic medical training.
How do you work with clients?
Primarily by in office consultation, however phone or email consultations are available.
What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?
Cost for initial consult (1-1/2 hour) = $200
Follow up visits (20-30 minutes) = $50
Electrodermal testing for food/chemical sensitivities (recommended at time of initial visit) = $150
What is the preferred method of contact?
Phone: (412) 563-1600
What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?
Both personal and in my practice for 3 years. Have experimented with all cleansing kits and generally recommend yearly the Internal Cleansing kit followed by the Colon Cleansing Kit in the Spring and a repeat Colon Cleansing Kit in the fall.