Dr. Thomas A. Sult is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine (MD), a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine (ABIM), and a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner and part of its faculty. As Faculty he teaches Both nationally and internationally in the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) program, The Immune and GI Modules. He has been practicing Functional Medicine for nearly 30 years. Dr. Sult has 2 adult sons, with associated wonderful daughter-in-laws, 5 grandchildren. He lives with 2 Newfoundland dogs, Elizabeth, and her 3 boys .
Thomas A. Sult, MD.
Accept each moment with valor, passion, and commitment.
Create a caring empathic and loving environment for growth.
Live with humility and awe, foregoing pride.
The Inner Chapter:
Further understanding of my mission statement.
When accepting, understand that this is to receive willingly and agree to do so. Of valor I do not speak only of bravery, gallantry, heroism, or prowess. I speak also of facing defeat, admitting truth may be on the side of an adversary, lifting up others. I mean, seeking to follow my conscience and live peacefully with the outcome.
Passion, normally thought of as a strong feeling or enthusiasm, will also evoke reverence. Commitment will portend performance, reminding me that the path and the goal are important. Never will the ends justify the means. It will also signify a pledge, a vow.
To create is to bring into existence. This foretells control and personal freedom. Caring is under watchful attention. Empathic is not only the capacity to experience the feeling and thoughts of others, it is to look past weakness and seek strength. Environment shall evoke the totality of existence. Growth will connote the notion of coming into maturity by embracing the “full catastrophe” of life. Not merely getting by through pain avoidance.
To seek balance shall mean the broadest eastern sense of the philosophy or yin/yang. Embracing the strong and week, light and darkness, the severe and the serene.
To live will bring me to think of the entirety and completeness of life. Humility will be cultivated as a virtuous and positive attribute. A quality of being humble, ready to serve and help. Awe will remind me to be respectful and maintain a sense of wonder.
Forgoing pride will mean the absence of: self-centeredness, fault finding, living beyond my means, envying, coveting, with holding gratitude or praise that might lift another, being unforgiving or jealous.