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Daniel Asimus, MD, MSED | Psychiatrist

My favorite little book as I grew up was Doctor Dan the Bandage Man. My Mom read it to me over and over. My Mom expected me to become a priest. But, around age 13, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I was on my way. I loved learning about the body, how it works, and what we can do to help. I worked during pre-med college in a hospital lab at nights and weekends. While in Medical School I worked at nights helping surgeons perform emergency surgeries. I became very good at diagnosis, knowing the body inside and out, and in tying knots. Then I took my rotation in psychiatry and learned to listen to  my patients. They shared their physical, emotional, and situational problems and stories. I loved listening, combining my medical, psychological, and inspirational knowledge and skills. I loved working with kids, teens, and adults. I was hooked.


Following my psychiatric training at the University of Southern California, I realized that I also wanted to teach medicine and psychiatry. I then completed my Master’s Degree in Medical Education from USC. I realized all my life that health and happiness depended on our self-love and care, that this involved the triad of body, mind, and spirit, and that how we chose to live, our lifestyle, makes all the difference.


I became Board Certified in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. I founded the Life Fitness Center medical group in 1984. We are a dedicated team of health care professionals working together for our patients. We have offices in Pasadena and on Maui, Hawaii. I serve as Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the international Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. I love to help the patients who put their trust in us and I combine various effective safe methods to help them feel better, solve their problems, and stay well.


My delightful wife, Cheri Ewing PhD, and I have four terrific children and we live and work in Pasadena and on Maui. We enjoy exercise, paddle boarding, travel, our granddaughter, and outdoors whenever we get the chance.


Daniel M. Asimus, M.D., M.S.Ed., ABIHM

Diplomate of the American Board Psychiatry

Neurology, Holistic Medicine


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