Business Spotlight: Michael Biamonte, CCN -- Creating the Future of Medicine
Michael Biamonte, CCN
Thomas Edison wasn’t just a technological pioneer. He also had a pioneering vision of how western health care would evolve. In 1903, he said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” More than a century later, we’re seeing the culmination of Edison’s vision in multidisciplinary clinics like The Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition, located in Astoria.
The Center’s owner, Michael Biamonte, is a doctor of clinical nutrition. Together with William Hammesfahr, M.D., who practices alternative medicine, he offers full access to the best of both worlds, with patented technology that detects nutritional deficiencies and prioritizes treatment based on the individual patient. (“No cookie-cutter treatments,” Biamonte says.)
The philosophy behind their work is the belief that the cause of any illness can be found with the correct testing, and that nature is a cure. Although natural- and nutrition-based health and wellness practices are growing, Biamonte says he’s still surprised by how much of what he and Hammesfahr do is “years and years ahead of current medicine.”
“I have fought extremely hard with many other doctors to be allowed to do what it is that we do,” he says. “If we hadn’t fought so hard for these freedoms of choice in a patient’s treatment, the healthcare system could look very different than what it is today.”
Practices like his still get pushback from the traditional medical community, Biamonte says, but it’s limited: “Only the ignorance of a few people and those in high government positions who seek to block the truth for their own greed.” He considers it his mission to “supply the community with the truth.”
And the hard work is worth the results he sees every day, he adds.
“What excites me most about what I do is giving people their lives back.”