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About Joseph Yi, MD

My Story

I am someone who BARELY made it through medical school. Believe me when i say it was not from a lack of effort; but from a burden i have carried since i was a young man. This burden was a fear of living a life without purpose and the weight of this was too powerful to overcome. I felt crucified physically, mentally, and spiritually. The journey i had embarked on was sucking the life out of me from every angle imaginable. My intentions were to become a doctor to help create change, however the only thing changing was my soul descending into a deeper and darker entity.

In an attempt to liberate myself from the suffering and discover meaning, i decided to leave medical school and pursued a career in music. Making MuZik became a doorway back to rediscovering my passion for life and to create meaningful change in the world. i watched in awe from many stages and platforms as crowds danced to the art i was filling their ears with. This art, so to speak, is known as electronic dance music.

After 3 years of bouncing around the streets in pain, confusion, and reflection I had come to the realization that not only was my wallet empty, but so was my heart and soul. The old aching feeling of leading a life without purpose was slowly growing inside me once again. Survival mode enforced me to think critically and through a lot of self-reflection, i made the choice to shed my skin and begin again so i could start living, not merely existing. Through this journey of self-care and love, i have finally discovered Purpose; a reason to return to medical school to become a Holistic Addiction Psychiatrist.

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This awakening of clarity within myself brought understanding that the aspects that were crucial to my rejuvenation are the very things they leave out of medical books. The core values i discovered are: One must sleep right, eat right, train the body, and respect the mind. The sad revelation i had about the medical industry is that there is way too much of an emphasis on Disease Care and not nearly enough on Healthcare and Wellness. Western medicine focuses on medications and too much on useless information that isn’t benefitting anyone. It neglects the basics of self care and because of this, i knew returning to medical school would lead to years of excruciating suffering. My thought process is geared more towards the total health of a person rather than taking the humanity out of the equation.

Medical School – For Your exams, be sure to know the Structure of a triglyceride molecule which is composed of triesters of fatty acids and glycerol and the medications used to treat excess levels.

Me – That’s wonderful, but shouldn’t we focus on exercise science, plant based diets, and the values of healthy fats to enhance cardiovascular & Brain Health…? Wouldn’t that Naturally lower Triglycerides & Cholesterol?

“Dr. Yi is a doctor way ahead of his time.”

– Brian IN morrisville, PA

“Dr. Yi is very educated and knowledgeable in doing what he does. He will help you to the best of his ability if you are patient and allow him to do his magic.”


"Dr. Yi has gone above and beyond to try and help me lead a healthy and productive life. I wouldn't be where i am today, without him and his exceptional staff."

- Anonymous

"Dr Yi and I have been working together for about 2 months and he has helped me more than any other psychiatrist. He is an inspirational and influential man who is as real as they come."

- Anonymous

"Dr. Yi is that doctor I've always needed to meet. Any doctor who studies can learn medicine, but not every doctor can learn and connect with their patients."

- KF IN Yardley, PA

"If you are looking for a Doctor that truly understands what you are going through and has a legitimate passion for addiction and healthy living, Dr. Yi is your guy."


"With his emphasis on proper nutrition, exercise and personal guidance I am now living a healthy lifestyle drug free. I even completed a marathon!"


"It was apparent from the initial phone call that we found a true, first class Specialist in the Health Industry. Thank you for your dedication and restoring our lives!"


"You will not find a better, more passionate and compassionate doctor! He truly makes you feel like you’re family and cares deeply for his clients."


"Dr. Yi came up with a very creative way to help me detox off of Suboxone. I am truly grateful for the time he spent with me during his off hours, motivating and encouraging me to become a better version of myself."

- Anonymous

"Dr Yi is a gift! After only a year of meeting with him, I have enrolled back into college, lost 20lbs, started eating healthier and all around having a healither happier mindset."


"Dr. Yi saved my life and continues to empower me."


"After years of struggling w depression and acquiring an opiate dependence, Dr. Yi is the 1st and only doctor that has addressed the neurotransmitters in my brain that has so much to do with my condition."

- Harrison, NJ

The 4 years that i had endured of this inverted form of brain washing only motivated me to move outside the box. i was driven to become a Healer who has the ability to share knowledge from outside of the medical texts, to educate those around me on the value of self care and to utilize medications as Part of the solution and Not the solution itself. What fueled my desire to return to medical school was simply to obtain an MD so that the power of those 2 letters could be used for creating Health rather than suppressing the symptoms of Disease. Thus for credibility, i needed this degree. But in actuality, ~90% of what i use to help others come from Wisdom gained outside of the realm of traditional medicine. I’ve learned more from life, relationships, solitude, Google, proper mentorship and most importantly, from my clients who have been an integral part of my ongoing Evolution as a Holistic Physician.


Most Compassionate Doctor

In gratitude for faithfull service, you have been recognized by your patients as one of America'a most Compassionate Doctors.

Top 10 Doctor 2014

Joseph Yi, MD Voted as one Pennsylvania's top 10 Psychiatrist Specialists.

2011 Patient's Choice Award

This is to certify that Dr. Joseph Yi has been selected as one of Pennsylvania's favarite Physicians.

With my newfound Purpose, the fears i once had as a young man faded into memories of the past. i have Finally discovered my path along with a Reason for the Journey. The Target Destination is to Modernize the Old Skool standards for Behavioral Health and Addictions treatment throughout our area and perhaps even our Country. The plan is to influence one client at a time with a group of individuals who not only share, but can enhance the same Vision.

Only together, will we have the Power to Redesign Our Future.

Joseph Yi, MD
Holistic Psychiatrist
Board-Certified in Addictions
Co-Founder Modern Behavioral
Owner of a Pure Heart & Dope Soul