Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The research of David D. McFadden, M.D., focuses on alternative and complementary methods and treatments for smoking cessation.

Dr. McFadden is particularly interested in exploring how a person's mind, attitudes and beliefs impact nicotine addiction. He is exploring alternative acupuncture protocols and spirituality as potential treatments for nicotine addiction. Future studies may involve herbal remedies, Tai Qi and Qi Gung.

Focus areas

  • Alternative, nontraditional methods for the treatment of tobacco dependence

Significance to patient care

Many tobacco dependence patients prefer not to use traditional methods or medications to quit smoking. They often attempt to stop without any assistance; unfortunately, relapse rates are greater than 95 percent with such an approach.

Dr. McFadden's work has the potential to aid smokers who desire to stop smoking using more natural methods without taking currently approved medications for nicotine dependence.

Professional highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2010-2012
  • Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2010-2012
  • Member, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), 2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. MPH Loma Linda University School of Public Health
  2. Resident - Preventive Medicine Loma Linda University
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Kettering Medical Center
  4. MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  5. BA - French Andrews University
  6. Seminaire Adventiste

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