About Second Opinion Physician

Second Opinion Physician is a telemedicine practice managed by Dr David Epstein, specializing in the the 'Walsh Approach'. Dr Epstein provides online testing and a detailed Biotype Assessment of one's history, symptoms and lab results, based on thee Walsh Approach.  If you are searching for a Walsh Approach to treat depression without drugs, as well as other mood disorders, our practice offers comprehensive services, no matter where you are located.

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Focus on the Walsh Approach

The Walsh Approach is a cornerstone of Second Opinion Physician's practice, which was pioneered by Dr. Walsh, a prominent expert in mental disorders and a trailblazer in orthomolecular psychiatry and nutritional medicine. His three-decade-long career has been devoted to developing biochemical test protocols and supplement plans to support neurotransmitter activity and production. His non-profit organization, the Walsh Research Institute, has analyzed countless cases of patients with mood and behavior disorders. The results of his work can be applied to major mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and others, as well as conditions such as ADHD, OCD, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, and insomnia. According to Dr. Walsh, as many as 95% of people with mood and behavior disorders can be categorized into one of five depression biotypes, which are the results of biochemical imbalances in the body.

Second Opinion Physician Founder: Dr. David Epstein, D.O.

In my over 35 years in the medical field, my commitment to natural alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments has remained constant. My interest in this approach was further solidified when I encountered Dr. Walsh's work, which highlighted the significant role of biochemistry in mood and behavior disorders.

The privilege of participating in my first Walsh practitioners' workshop offered me the opportunity to learn from Dr. Walsh directly. I came to appreciate that his method provided physicians a critical tool to address the increasing prevalence of mood and behavior disorders.

Throughout my career, I've acquired extensive experience in functional medicine. I founded and operated a medical clinic in Atlanta that emphasized EDTA chelation, IV vitamins, and oxidative therapies. My early experiences with oxidative therapies and antioxidants for chelation of heavy metals and metastatic calcification of arteries, and activation of innate antioxidant activity through ozone therapies and exogenous antioxidants, such as mega doses of vitamin C, solidified my interest in the Walsh Approach.

The profound reactions from patients as I began to implement the Walsh Protocol inspired me to transition from a group practice to a solo telemedicine practice. Treating nearly a thousand patients using this protocol, I have seen first-hand its effectiveness and the transformative power it can have on patients' lives.

Today, I take immense pride in offering a natural and effective approach to treating mood disorders through Second Opinion Physician. I firmly believe in the holistic view that our lifestyle, diet, nutrition, hormones, genetics, and digestive health significantly impact our overall wellbeing and longevity.

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Mood and Behavior Disorders Treated

Alcohol Abuse
Anger Management
Antisocial Personality
Asperger’s Syndrome
Autoimmune Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality

Chronic Relapse
Developmental Disorders
Digestive Disorders
Drug Abuse
Eating Disorders
Emotional Disturbance
Learning Disabilities
Medication Management
Narcissistic Personality

Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Oxidative Stress
Sleep or Insomnia
Substance Abuse
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD
Weight Loss