Dr. Dov Rand is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who owns the Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey. Originally from Washington DC, he has been running his practice for over fifteen years with the goal of helping ailing patients seek evidenced-based methods to optimize their health and aging.
A longtime practitioner of physical fitness and pursuer of athletic excellence, Dr. Dov Rand’s drive toward hard work and determination began at a young age with his interest in tennis and other sports. Through a strong work ethic and will to succeed, he was able to train his body to compete at a level he might not have otherwise able to attain.
This desire to perform at a high level carried over to his medical career from the start. He pursued his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and went to medical school at Howard University. After that, he completed his internship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and completed his residency at the renowned Albert Einstein Medical Center.
To what do you attribute your success from a business standpoint?
I think continuously learning new information is key. I attend conferences and read books quite often to further my professional development. Because I pursued something I was passionate about, it really doesn’t feel like work. And it allows me to better care for my patients.
What is the one thing you recommend everyone do in their career?
Again, I’m a big believer in continuing education. That doesn’t have to mean school, the internet is a great resource. Studies, articles, anything you can get your hands on. It’s important to stay abreast of your field.
Where did you get the idea for the Healthy Aging Medical Centers?
I’ve always been fascinated by health and nutrition. When I first began in medicine, I was astounded by all of this research out there that was just being ignored by mainstream practitioners. So I felt it was incumbent upon me to take this information I was gathering and use it to help people improve their lives through health optimization.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I get up early to work out and eat breakfast. Then I spend the majority of the day at the office working with patients or researching their medical history. I come home from work but usually still have a few work related things to catch up on — calls, emails, things like that. I often end the day with some reading for pleasure or professional enjoyment.
Dr. Dov Rand, How do you work to grow your business?
Everything depends on quality. I’m dependent on my patients for referrals, but that has never been a problem because once people see that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about providing care, they want to send friends and family to you.
What do you do to bring your ideas to life?
My focus is always on being the best doctor I can be. With a focus on education and spending ample time with my patients, I’m able to provide a level of care many people aren’t used to. Once they see that, they take the whole thing much more seriously and we really start to see astonishingly positive results.
Can you name a failure you’ve overcome?
I honestly don’t really think of things in terms of failure or success. Everything’s a learning experience. If I ever feel like things are sluggish or not going how I want, I refocus my energy and direct myself onto a new path.
Is there a specific trend in your field that excites you?
The potential of stem cells is mind-boggling. Regenerative medicine will continue to gain momentum and it’s going to accomplish big things for healthcare in the not too distant future. Genetic markers are also an interesting area of research as they can really help us tailor our care to a patient’s specific needs.
Is there a piece of software or service that helps you do your work?
Google scholar is such an important one for me. I’m always using it to look up the latest research in my field.
What’s a good book you’ve read recently?
“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. It gives an insight into the incredible heights we can attain when we put our minds to it. Truly inspiring.
Dr. Rand, Do you have any advice for your younger self?
Believe in yourself and don’t just blindly trust what others tell you.
Do you have an opinion that isn’t a widely held belief?
A lot of doctors are practicing some form of preventative medicine, but I truly believe it is the key to health. If you work to make healthy lifestyle choices, you are taking huge leaps and bounds towards optimizing your aging and wellbeing.
Do you have a business idea you’d give away to our readers for free?
Health is something everyone needs but lots of people have no information about. Starting some kind of means of distributing health information to large segments of the population would be a great place to start.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” — George Bernard Shaw.
Last question for you Dr. Dov Rand. Can you tell us the best $100 you’ve spent lately?
I took a trip to Martha’s Vineyard on the ferry. It was so relaxing and it was a great way to spend time with some of the people I care most about. Great stress reliever.
More about Dr. Dov Rand at https://www.newjerseyivtherapy.com/new-jersey-iv-therapy-providers/healthy-aging-medical-centers/