Dr. Al Sears, MD
Dr. Al Sears, MD owns and operates Sears Health & Wellness Center, a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose health cases have attracted over 20,000 patients from around the world.
After entering private practice, Dr. Sears was one of the first board-certified physicians in anti-aging medicine. Today he is a diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Sears is also a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist, an ACE-certified fitness trainer, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Southern Medical Association (SMA), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the Herb Research Foundation, (HRF). In 2002, he was appointed to the international panel of experts at Health Sciences Institute (HSI), a worldwide consulting service for integrative healthcare.
As the founder and director of Wellness Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization, Dr. Sears travels the globe to bring back to his patients the latest breakthroughs in natural therapies. Recent trips to Peru, Brazil, India, Bali, Africa and Jamaica have yielded important new discoveries in anti-aging and alternative medicine.
Dr. Sears currently writes and publishes the monthly health advisory, Health Confidential, and daily e-newsletter, Doctor’s House Call, received by over 250,000 subscribers. He also contributes to a host other publications in the field and has appeared on over 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN and ESPN.
Since 1999, Dr. Sears has published 16 books and reports on health and wellness with a readership of millions spread over 163 countries.
His first publication, The 21st Century Men’s Guide to Prostate Health, gave men real answers for reducing their risk for common prostate problems long before the problem’s exposure with mainstream medicine and the media. Dr. Sears followed that up in 2000 by publishing The T-Factor, King of Hormones, which allowed men to take a serious look at virility and discover ways to naturally boost their testosterone.
In his third book, The Doctor’s Heart Cure, Dr. Sears revealed for the first time his entire, proven program for successfully reversing heart disease and building a stronger heart. The book has since been published in nine languages and remains a bestseller six years after its release.
In 2005, Dr. Sears’ 12 Secrets to Virility shed light on the huge environmental and nutritional problems with virility in our modern world. It gave men a step-by-step guide for maintaining health, strength, and masculinity as they age, and became a bestseller during its first month of release.
His fifth book, P.A.C.E.: Rediscover Your Native Fitness, sparked a revolution in the fitness world. An effective alternative to traditional cardio, PACE is practiced worldwide, delivering reliable fat loss and prevention against heart attack and stroke.
Other releases include Your Best Health Under the Sun, which exposes one of the biggest myths of our time… the misconception that the sun is your enemy. It shows you that sun exposure produces one of the most potent health-boosting substances in your body.
And in High Speed Fat Loss in 7 Easy Steps, Dr. Sears reveals his easy-to-understand plan of action for training your body to burn fat quickly and efficiently, while at the same time increasing lean muscle.
His latest fitness book, P.A.C.E.: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, overturns accepted dogma and reveals a more effective, more exhilarating path to a strong heart, robust lungs, and a naturally lean and more energetic body without having to endure hours of cardio exercise or lifting heavy weights.
In 2012, Dr. Sears took P.A.C.E. to the next level with P.A.C.E. Express a comprehensive fitness program complete with instructional DVDs, nutrition plan, recipes, and more to help you lose inches of fat, gain heart strength and boost lung power by doing the opposite of cardio.
Joe Radich, MHS, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Joe, originally from New York, earned his BS of Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from the State University of New York at Cortland. This led him to pursue a career in exercise rehabilitation & functional testing of high intensity athletes. As much as he loved working with athletes, Joe wanted to accumulate more clinical & medical knowledge and responsibility, leading him to pursue a career as a physician assistant.
Joe completed his masters degree training at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, which allowed him to receive a broad scope generalist training with multiple integrative medical sub-specialty experiences. His training in the areas of orthopedics, plastic surgery, and aesthetics (BOTOX, fillers, laser treatments) coupled with his background and passion in nutrition, exercise, fitness, and holistic medicine will compliment Dr. Sears’ vision for his patients and practice.
“I am a major believer in practicing what you preach. Health, fitness, nutrition, exercise, and wellness have been an important aspect of my life and I want to incorporate it into my patients’ lives. Promoting these concepts allow the highest probability of ensuring disease prevention, weight loss, mental and physical fitness, anti-aging, and overall wellness. I look forward to helping people achieve their goals.”
Joe is NCCPA Certified, a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistant, a member of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, ACE Fitness Certified, and in 2009 published an exercise physiology/biomechanical study in the Journal of College Sports Medicine
Tara Smith ARNP, NP-C
Tara Smith, ARNP, NP-C, earned her Master’s degree from the University of Florida and became board certified as a family nurse practitioner in 2005.
With a concentration on aesthetics, teaching and family practice, Tara has worked with plastic surgeons at a medical spa, taught nursing students and is an expert in skin care including: laser resurfacing, skin tightening and other therapy for people with moderate to severe skin damage. She continues to research and educate herself in order to stay up-to-date on the latest in alternative medicine and anti-aging therapy.
Tara originally became interested in alternative medicine at a young age. Coming from a medical family, she saw early on the problems in the medical establishment. So after working for some years in modern medicine, she became frustrated by the repetition and narrow scope of her daily practice and began looking for new challenges and new frontiers.
“It was fulfilling to bring relief and satisfaction to my patients, but I knew my calling went deeper than the aesthetics of looking young. I want my patients to feel young on the inside too. My ultimate goal is the realization of total health through diet, prevention and nutritional supplementation… Lasting health starts and ends at the cellular level. You can’t get there with drugs and conventional wisdom.”
While at the University of Florida, Tara wrote her Master’s thesis on hormone therapy for sexual dysfunction in menopause and the use of phytoestrogens for menopause symptoms.
“I’ve always been drawn to women’s health issues, even as a child. I knew intuitively women have different physiological needs and symptoms and don’t always respond to conventional treatments. That lack of perspective puts women at risk, especially in terms of heart attack, cancer and the issues that come with menopause.”
As a nurse practitioner, Tara has advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. That skill along with her training in anti-aging made her a perfect fit here at Sears Wellness Center.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Al Sears, Tara’s practice flourishes. From her start in December of 2008, Tara has established a thriving practice providing an all-encompassing individualized care for her patients.
Aside from seeing patients, Tara is conducting research trials into novel ways of naturally boosting human growth hormone (HGH) and starting work on her first book, on anti-aging for women.
Tiphanie is a Certified Medical Assistant, a Certified Pharmacy Technician and is also Certified with the American Heart Association, BLS CPR & AED as a Healthcare Provider. Throughout her career she has gained invaluable hands-on experience with patients by treating them with VIP care, understanding and respect.
She loves the day to day challenges of the medical field, whether it be patients who need a listening ear and answers, or the most critical cases that need urgent care. Tiphanie is a Humanitarian at heart and knows that the need for quality patient care is lacking overall in the industry. She is excited to be a part of Dr. Sears’ Center for Health and Wellness, and shares his vision for the future of discovering new cures and helping people.
Donna is one of the medical receptionists at Dr. Sears’ Center for Health and Wellness. She has seven years of patient care experience working as an office manager for a small practice. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently pursuing a certification as a Nurse Assistant from Palm Beach State College. Her future goals include becoming a PA. Donna makes every effort to provide an excellent patient care experience.
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Dr. Sears’ Center for Health and Wellness
11903 Southern Blvd. Ste. 208 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411