A Fierce New Twist on an Ancient Symbol…
Asclepius, practitioner of medicine in Greek mythology,  was a son of Apollo worshipped by Hippocrates himself.

The rod of Asclepius, comprised of a single serpent intertwined with a staff, most notably used in the  American EMS symbol is also used by MD’s, DO’s, and numerous medical associations worldwide.

The serpent, symbolizing the duality of the serpents representation in sickness and health, life and death, and the dual role of its venom as both a poison and a key ingredient in many cures, is wrapped around the walking stick of an ancient itinerant healer.

Customized here with the Fillipino sun, and a particularly ferocious snake… I wouldnt want to tangle with this MD! 🙂