Print Page  |  Contact Us  |  Sign In  |  Join ACAM
ACAM Integrative Medicine Blog
Blog Home All Blogs

ACAM Welcomes John Dearlove as Advisor to the Board of Directors

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 8, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ACAM welcomes John Dearlove as an Advisor to its Board of Directors. Mr. Dearlove brings a wealth of experience serving the integrative medicine community to ACAM. He has served as CEO of mercola.com and founded and managed a marketing and communications agency for over 20 years. More recently Mr. Dearlove has created Health Realizations Inc.

"John brings years of business experience and passion to our organization," states Michael Boutot, Executive Director of ACAM. "I have grown to appreciate his level of knowledge in our industry and his professionalism," added Boutot. "I am honored to be invited to participate on the ACAM Advisory Board," stated Dearlove. He continued, "I have found ACAM to be a group of the most open and inviting physicians. This is an organization of medical professionals truly focused on advancing the cause of integrative medicine and I welcome the opportunity to assist ACAM in disseminating cutting edge information on the prevention and remission of disease."

Please join ACAM in welcoming John Dearlove!

Tags:  ACAM Board of Directors  Welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

ACAM Welcomes Naturopathic Physicians into Professional Membership

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 5, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine community has always been comprised of forward thinkers committed to treating a patient well using the latest research. ACAM has experienced an influx of interest from naturopathic doctors (NDs) during the past few years and have had the opportunity to welcome many as faculty and as attendees at our conferences.

It is with tremendous pride that we announce that our voting membership, historically composed of MDs and DOs, has voted by nearly a 9-1 margin to provide full active voting professional membership to licensed naturopathic physicians. Licensed naturopathic physicians have been provided professional affiliate membership at ACAM in the past, but did not have voting rights relative to membership measures.

Qualified naturopathic doctors who are existing members of ACAM have automatically been provided full benefits and new members will automatically be inducted into active voting membership. Benefits of membership include:

  • Discounts on ACAM programming and our Certified Chelation Therapy (CCT) Examination
  • Patient referrals through our Physician + Link system
  • Complimentary access to Natural Standard, a $300 value
  • 10% discount at the ACAM Store
  • Discounts on books, such as savings of up to 50% on Dr. Alan Gaby's book, Nutritional Medicine
  • Opportunities to serve as a mentor, receive mentorship, and serve the Organization through committee work

To qualify for membership, doctors must have graduated from an accredited medical school and professional members must operate in a state that licenses them. Naturopathic doctors who have graduated from an accredited program, but operate in a state that does not currently license naturopathic doctors may still join ACAM as affiliate members.

Please visit membership.acamnet.org for more information regarding benefits and eligibility. Please contact ACAM's membership coordinator, Fatima Quintero, with questions at 1-800-532-3688 x1061 or by emailing Fatima.Quintero@acam.org.

ACAM welcomes NDs to active membership and leadership fully supports your committment to patient care. Following are welcome messages from ACAM leadership.

Those who attend ACAM conferences, those who design our conferences, whether they be allopaths, osteopaths, or naturopaths are striving for intellectual honesty in the practice and educational arena of medicine. This to me means we look at nutritional and environmental influences on illness and health; areas that are the core of naturopathic training. Many of us have naturopaths within our offices and see the validation of their profession by universities where they work side by side with their MD/DO colleagues.

- Neal Speight, MD, ACAM President

Over the years, we have watched the practice of naturopathic medicine evolve into a highly sophisticated, rigorous practice model, with defined standards and scientific substantiation. There is increased legitimization of the field via recognition of naturopaths by universities and government programs like the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.Many ACAM physicians already cooperate successfully with NDs in integrative group practices. Their training and orientation complement the scope of services patients can draw upon.

- Ronald Hoffman, MD, ACAM Past President and current member of the Board of Directors


Many NDs feel more at home at ACAM than with our membership organization; we are a diverse population of providers with diverse modalities...The quality of our continuing education is attractive to a variety of providers and I believe we will continue to attract a substantialmembershipof NDs if we are respectful and willing to treat NDs equally as peers. Certainly, as an ND myself, I feel that I have been treated as a peer, I think I have proven that over the years as a Board Advisor. I believe that we as NDs have a lot to teach and contribute to ACAM as well as a lot to learn. The stakes in our current healthcare catastrophe are too high to be exclusive and I believe it is to our benefit to act inclusively for our sustainability as well as our visibility.

- Lyn Patrick, ND ACAM Board Advisor and Education Planner

Tags:  Naturopathic Physicians  Professional Membership  Welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

ACAM Welcomes Dr. Paul Tai as Newest Advisor to the Board

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 28, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Calif -- The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Tai, DPM, FACFS, ABPS, ABAARM, DACBN as ACAM’s newest Advisor to the Board of Directors.

Dr. Tai has a tremendous history and passion towards integrative medicine with a significant focus on anti-aging.

"We look forward to Dr. Tai assisting ACAM with incorporating the concepts of rejuvenation and optimized biomedical gerontology into the educational curriculum of ACAM,” said Neal Speight, MD, President and CEO of ACAM.

Among many other accolades Dr. Tai is the founder and serves as Chairman and President of the Brasil American Academy of Aging & Regenerative Medicine (BARM).

About ACAM: The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care.

About Dr. Tai: Prof. Dr. Paul Ling Tai is the Chairman of the Department of the Post Graduate Medical Education and Chairman of the Department of Medical Research at University of Health Science Antigua (UHSA), School of Medicine & School of Nursing; A Professor of Aging & Regenerative Medicine & Professor of Clinical Nutrition; Chairman & President of the Brasil American Academy of Aging & Regenerative Medicine (BARM), Institute of Bones, Joints & Muscle Pain, International Society of Obesity & Metabolic Dysfunction, American Academy of Anti-Aging Clinical Nutrition & International Society of Stem Cell & Genetics; A past faculty member and lecturer of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), American, and World Organization of Natural Medicine Practitioners (WONMP); a frequent lecturer at American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA) and countless other Anti-Aging & Health Conferences worldwide.

Tags:  ACAM Board of Directors  welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

ACAM Welcomes New Executive Director Michael Boutot

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
ACAM is thrilled to announce the hiring of Michael Boutot as ACAM’s new Executive Director.

"We are delighted to have Michael join us. He is highly qualified to help lead ACAM into the next decade and beyond as we forge new paths through the world of Integrative Medicine and we are privileged to have him as part of our team!” said Neal Speight, MD, ACAM President and CEO.

Michael is a business consultant and entrepreneur with nearly 30 years experience in various professional arenas. Michael has spent the past 15 years in sales leadership and sales training in the legal and litigation support arena as well as serving as a business coach and consultant to several companies and organizations.

He has previously served as director of litigation management for Atlanta-based Crawford & Company, the world’s largest provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies. Michael established Crawford & Company’s Litigation Management Division and there developed his Managed Legal Care concept to litigation management. He grew that business in less than three years to over 2,500 law firms across the United States and Canada and likewise established their Legal Services Provider Network.

In July 2002 Michael became one of the originating founders of the International Litigation Management Association and served as their President and Chairman of the Board until 2007 when the organization merged with the Council on Ethical Billing and together later became the Council on Litigation Management (or the CLM). He served in a transitional role as Chairman of the advisory board and President for the first year after the organizations merged. With over 20 years experience in the insurance claims industry, Michael has extensive experience in the area of litigation management and the creation of litigation management standards and guidelines.

An experienced private investigator (trained as a counter-intelligence agent with the United States Army), claims manager, and having served as an executive in sales & marketing, Michael presents a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm as a gifted speaker and motivator. In addition to his professional experience, Michael has formed extensive relationships and alliances within the legal, litigation, risk management and insurance industries.

Married for over 31 years, Michael and his wife Carol have raised twelve children. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. He has also received training as a family counselor. Michael and his family currently reside in Monroe, GA.

Tags:  welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

ACAM Welcomes New President and CEO Neal Speight, MD

Posted By Liz Pullman, Thursday, January 12, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Irvine, Calif -- The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is pleased to welcome new President and CEO Neal Speight, MD.

Neal Spieght, MD will serve as the organization’s leader from 2012 to 2014. He follows in the footsteps of Eleanor Hynote, MD who has lead ACAM for the last two years.

"Dr. Speight has been a longtime member of ACAM and we are pleased to see him step into this new leadership role," said Rachel Weaver, Director of Education and Operations for ACAM.

Dr. Speight has been a member of ACAM for 14 years and has served on ACAM’s Board of Directors since 2000. His practice is in Matthews, North Carolina where he applies nutritional and environmental approaches in the treatment of his patients. Among the patients he sees are people suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, neurodegenerative diseases, hormone imbalances and lyme disease.

Dr. Speight did his undergraduate work in chemistry at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He attended medical school at East Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of South Carolina-Columbia. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has additional training in metal toxicology and integrative medicine. He is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine. Additionally, for five years he served as an assistant professor at Capitol University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC.

About ACAM: The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit Organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care.

Tags:  member benefit  welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Rachel Weaver named Director of Education and Operations

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014

IRVINE, California—September 6, 2011—ACAM's Executive Committee today announced that Drew McGray has resigned as Director of Marketing and Operations, and the Board has named Rachel Weaver, previously ACAM's Education and Compliance Manager, as his successor.

Drew will continue to serve the Organization in a marketing - consulting capacity and will advise ACAM's marketing team as needed.

"We are deeply grateful for his contributions to ACAM’s mission of advancing education in the practice of medicine. He will be sorely missed. He has however assembled a very competent team and we look forward to working to bring ACAM to its next level of greatness,” said Neal Speight, ACAM's President-Elect on behalf of the Executive Committee.

"We have complete confidence that Rachel is the right person to continue ACAM's forward momentum. She is an accomplished businesswoman with demonstrated leadership ability andexercisessound judgment." Said Jeffrey Morrison, CFO of ACAM. "We are excited for ACAM's forward-looking outlook," he added.

As part of ACAM's succession plan, Megan Marburger, previously ACAM's Events Manager, will oversee sales and marketing. Megan's diverse industry experience places her as the ideal candidate for this position.

As ACAM's Education Program Manager, Rachel is responsible for the Organization's global education and curriculum development. She has a five-year history with ACAM and has produced 12 educational events, many of which were planned in accordance with ACCME Policies and Procedures and were eligible forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM).Rachel is well-versed in regulatory compliance, educational design, and department management.

About ACAM:

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profitOrganizationdedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on thesafe and effective application of integrativemedicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care.

ACAM enables members of the public toconnect with physicianswho take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers individuals with informationabout integrative medicine treatment options.

Celebrating more than a quarter century of service, ACAM represents more than 1,500 physicians in 30 countries. ACAM is the premier organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the integrative medicine industry.

Contact:

Corporate Communications - Michelle Schiavo
michelle.schiavo@acam.org
949.309.3520

Tags:  welcome 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Community Search
Sign In
Sign In securely
Calendar

9/14/2017 » 9/16/2017
ACAM 2017 Annual Meeting

Latest News