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The healing and transformation of one person benefits us all.

Your gift will bring traditional spiritual healing and life-changing transformation to our participants. All of our programs are subsidized by our donors.

Blue Deer is a non-profit 501 c (3) Tax ID 22-3741704

Support Blue Deer

The healing and transformation of one person benefits us all.

Your gift will bring traditional spiritual healing and life-changing transformation to our participants. All of our programs are subsidized by our donors.

Blue Deer is a non-profit 501 c (3) Tax ID 22-3741704

At his core, Patrick is a healer and teacher. His passion and extensive knowledge of western and traditional practices makes him a generous resource. Patrick brings his experience as a leader, compassion as a doctor, and empathy as a community Firekeeper to his position as Board Chair, implementing Blue Deer’s vision and mission. 


As an initiated Mara’akame (healer in the Huichol tradition) and Firekeeper, he leads ceremonies and offers healing sessions to promote balance in people’s lives. For over 20 years, Patrick has served as a functional medicine family physician, along with his wife Lisa, in Asheville NC. Dr. Hanaway works to transform medical practice through awareness, education, research and clinical care. 


Patrick started the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and was honored with the Linus Pauling Award for his pioneering work in the field of functional medicine. Patrick received his doctorate of medicine from Washington University. He surrounds himself with nature, his community, his sons Wilkin and Devin, and his wife Lisa.


MARA'AKAME IN THE HUICHOL TRADITION

Patrick Hanaway

MARA'AKAME IN THE HUICHOL TRADITION

Patrick Hanaway

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