Dr. Richard G. Fried, founder and medical director, was born and raised in New York City and rural New York State. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Binghamton University with a degree in English and World Literature, and became inspired to study medicine after 2 1/2 years at Camphill Special School, working and living with children with autism and developmental disabilities. He graduated Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1976, and completed a Family Practice Residency at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading Pennsylvania in 1980, which included a year’s training at the Klinik Oeschelbronn for Anthroposophical Medicine in West Germany. He has been in private practice in the Kimberton area since 1980, and is on the staff at Phoenixville Hospital. When away from the clinic he enjoys organic farming and gardening, backpacking, horseback riding, and playing chamber music. He also regularly teaches international folk dancing, and writes essays on contemporary medicine.
Dr. Pamela Gordon has left the Clinic to work at an urgent care center. We and our patients will miss her, and wish her the very best. We are also sorry to report that Patricia Kehoe, after working for more than ten years at the Clinic as a Rhythmic Massage therapist, has returned to her family home in Michigan. We are grateful for her years of wonderful service to our patients and community and wish her the very best for the future. Additionally, David B. Schwartz, who practiced a unique and very successful approach to individual psychotherapy here at the Clinic, has relocated to Ithaca, New York. He continues to work with some of our patients via the phone. We will miss him sorely. We continue to work with a network of therapists in the area to offer our patients therapeutic services which complement the medical work at the Clinic, and are actively seeking a massage therapist and a psychotherapist to join us here in the clinic.