7598 West Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
Light Fantastic Holistic
Orlando Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Associates
Dr. Michael Light attended medical school at Guys Hospital, London and qualified in 1967. His medical degree is MB,BS and in 1972 he became MRCP(UK) in internal medicine. For the purposes of this bio we start at the present. With his wife Marinee he has opened a clinic in Orlando for weight loss named Light Fantastic Holistic. The name is Light for obvious reasons, their name and in addition the treatments will be using red light, fantastic because the results are fantastic. Also, holistic because the primary goal while focusing on weight loss will have a holistic approach. The treatments use red light LED which is FDA approved and devoid of side effects. The most popular program is 3 times a week for 6 weeks with anticipated 7-23 inches lost. Progress is followed with weekly 3D camera avatars and advice to supplement the treatments. Treatment with sessions in a red-light bed help with additional therapeutic benefits.
For 50 years Dr. Light has practiced as a pulmonologist, neonatal, pediatric and adult. He has worked in 10 countries (7 islands) including 4 universities in the US. His most recent position has been with the Orlando Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Associates in West Palm Beach. Prior to this he was chief of pediatric pulmonology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2000 to 2011 he was with the University of Miami, 8 years with the Department of Pediatrics and 3 years with the Adult Pulmonary Department. From 1989 to 2000 he was with the University of California, San Diego, again chief of pediatric pulmonology. His major focus there was in the management of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and included participation in research in the use of nebulized antibiotics in CF.
After qualification in 1967 he spent 3 years in Europe: Paris, Germany and Sardinia, doing general practice. Deciding to specialize he returned to London and did the equivalent of a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary and critical care at the Brompton Chest Hospital. He was then invited to develop a pediatric intensive care unit in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1973 he moved to Hawaii and in the 1970’s he directed the NICU and in the 1980’s he directed the PICU. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal perinatal medicine.
In addition to practicing clinical medicine, he enjoys teaching and has been on the faculty of 4 Caribbean medical schools. His favorite subject is introduction to clinical medicine. During his time with Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica he was medical director of student health caring for the 1,200 medical students.
Dr. Light is past chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics section of Pediatric Pulmonology and editor in chief of the first edition of the AAP Handbook of Pediatric Pulmonology. He is the author of Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Chronic illness.