My name is Michael Scott and I LOVE to speak and teach. I am a Pharmacist, Professor, and Professional Musician. I have a passion for Music and Health & Wellness. I truly enjoy providing entertaining presentations that both address current relevant topics in Medicine and highlight healing modalities that are outside the conventional medicine box.
I utilize demonstrations, audio/video resources, audience involvement, and even musical performance in order to promote assimilation of the material and to provide an enjoyable experience for the audience.
"Medical Marijuana 101", "Music as Medicine", and "The Opioid Crisis--It's Worse Than You Think" are my favorite presentations to give.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
My goal is to provide presentations that are not only educational, very entertaining, and perhaps even Inspirational utilizing many resources such as audio / video, demonstrations, musical performance, and engaging the audience; so as to not only increase their enjoyment of the presentation but to foster great comprehension of the material and information presented.
When I taught in college, the 2 most common compliments that I received from my students on their reviews of my teaching, were that my lectures were very enjoyable and that I was very good at taking complex information and making it easy to understand. In my pharmacy practice, I received many such comments as well.
I have had a Love for music my entire life as I was raised in a home where my Father was a Bandleader. He played piano and noticed I had a strong love of music and that I would try to play along with records. I started piano lessons at 9 years old but was quickly disenchanted by playing scales and lullaby-ish songs. Playing drums was an idea I gathered from watching The Monkees TV show. I took drum lessons for 4 years followed by 4 years of vocal training. Singing has always been a love of mine (see AudioTracks).
In 6th grade I decided to become a Pharmacist. As a child I always had chemistry sets and loved Science. I had a "lab" in my basement and once almost blew up the house with a hydrogen gas explosion! LOL.
I attended Wayne State University Pharmacy College on a full-ride academic scholarship. After working for various companies in traditional retail pharmacy, and starting to see large deficiencies in our conventional system of medicine which relies solely on pharmaceuticals, I opened my own Compounding Pharmacy. Most people, healthcare professionals included, do not know what compounding is. Essentially, a compounding pharmacist utilizes all of their knowledge of drugs and disease, but instead of dispensing one of Big Pharma's products, a custom formulation is arrived at and the medication is prepared specifically for their specific problem. In a nutshell, it is Problem solving pharmacy.
I was very interested in providing solutions that did not involve pharmaceuticals.
I have a strong passion for pointing out the problems with Big Pharma and mainstream medicine which seems to be all about profit and to Hell with compassion and healthCARE !
For all of human history, mankind has practiced many forms of healing; utilizing Spiritual rituals, prayer, food, herbs, and music, for example, to heal and promote ongoing Health and Wellness. My intention is to help make known these alternative methods of healthcare as much of this type of information is sequestered by "The Man".
For several years now I have discovered the field of healing through the use of Music and Sound; a perfect blend of my two passions of Music and Health & Wellness! New science is supporting these treatments and my aim is to help bring awareness of these and other alternative medicine practices. I am recording and producing music that utilizes various aspects of sound and music that can be used to promote health, stress-reduction, and energy balancing through my CD, Chakra Vibes (see sample track called "Oceana".)
Mainstream medicine surely has it's place in emergency and urgent, acute conditions, but with chronic diseases and disorders, there are usually safer, more effective, and all-natural options; utilizing our own body's amazing Wisdom to heal itself.
Having closed my practice I am now dedicating my efforts for teaching and public speaking. Providing presentations that are not only educational, but entertaining and perhaps even Inspirational!
Specific presentations that I love to give are "Music as Medicine", "Medical Marijuana 101" and "The Opiod Crisis--It's Worse Than You Think!".
Influences & Inspiration
Now more then ever, I see and approach Healthcare on a very Holistic level. Some of my mentors are Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. Joe Dispenza.
My perception of Health and Healthcare has completely morphed throughout my 30 year career.
Mainstream medicine does not take a Body-Mind-Spirit approach--I believe in treating the whole person not just slapping a Band-aid (tm) on a symptom.