Physician & Clown; Founder of Gesundheit Institute; Inspiration for the Robin William's Movie "Patch Adams"
"Patch" Adams is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He is the founder and director of Gesundheit Institute, a free health facility in operation since 1971. It is the only health facility in the U.S. addressing four major issues in health care delivery by action. Those issues include the rising cost of care, dehumanization of medicine, malpractice suits and the abuses of the third party system.
His distinctiveness and universal appeal led to the development of a movie starring Robin Williams in the title role. The 1998 film Patch Adams was based on Adams' life and his views on medicine.
As a speaker, Dr. Adams travels around the world lecturing on his work and doing theater shows about various aspects of health, particularly dealing with self-care and preservation. He is enthusiastic, perceptive, and a humorous person . In the last 28 years, he has presented and performed in 70 countries, and spoken at 90 medical schools in the US and many more around the world.
In 1985, Patch took a group of people on a clown trip to what was then the Soviet Union. Equipped with colorful clothing and compassion they visited hospitals, orphanages, homes for the elderly as well as just clowning on the street. Since then, these trips have been an integral part of Gesundheit´s global outreach. Apart from returning to Russia every year there have been clown trips to all corners of the world, including visits to war zones, refugee camps and natural disaster sites. They've also built clinics and a school at some of the places visited.
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Patch Adams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patch Adams for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Patch Adams generally travels from Champaign, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patch Adams for an upcoming event.
Adams spoke to a packed Manoogian Hall about his life and his work, explaining that at the age of 18 he decided to never have another sad day. He began clowning, and later decided to incorporate this work into practicing medicine.
World-renowned doctor Patch Adams and his gaggle of clowns delivered a message of love, happiness and healing to the patients at a Phoenix hospital. They visited the burn unit and pediatric unit in full clown attire. VPC
NATICK - After a third consecutive person asked for a hug during a Q&A session, "Patch Adams," the doctor and activist depicted in the 1998 feature film, saw the long line and decided he'd have to outsource.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Patch Adams is a revolutionary when it comes to medicine — and he's looking for those to join him in his pursuit of tyranny. He believes humor can heal the soul, but when he talks about the health care system today, it's no laughing matter for Adams.
In Patch Adams, a red-clown-nosed Robin Williams dreams up and runs a hospital where doctors enthusiastically work for janitors' pay, where orchards abut ...
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