Our Mission

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing innovation, research, and education in the fields of wellness and integrative medicine, with a specific focus on the expansion of patient healthspans. Our goal is to utilize scientific principles and the peer-review process to provide reliable, unbiased examinations, critiques, and, in some cases, validations of procedures, therapies, and medications that may treat or prevent disease.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing innovation, research, and education in the fields of wellness and integrative medicine, with a specific focus on the expansion of patient healthspans. Our goal is to utilize scientific principles and the
peer-review process to provide reliable, unbiased examinations, critiques, and, in some cases, validations of procedures, therapies, and medications designed to treat or prevent disease.

About Us

Preventive Medicine is an independent, non-profit, research and education-based organization that was formed by healthcare industry leaders seeking to advance the study of wellness and integrative medicine procedures, therapies, and medications.  Some of the treatment options in this field are already supported by highly qualified scientists, physicians, and other medical professionals who point to decades of positive patient outcomes, observational and other studies, and a variety of published reports as validation of their efficacy.  Other treatment options are seriously questioned or, in some cases, rejected, by this same community of experts.  We serve as an unbiased examiner of all these treatments, conducting, sponsoring, and contributing to research studies that utilize scientific principals and the peer-review process.

Although our science-driven mission cannot be understated, Preventive Medicine views its mandate as extending beyond the research, testing, analysis, and eventual publication of studies.  The wide-spread appeal of wellness and integrative medicine treatments means making the results of these studies universally available to healthcare professionals and the patients they serve.  We therefore make all of the studies we are involved with, as well as any that we have analyzed and approved post-publication, available free of charge through our website or upon request.  It is important to us that anyone interested in extending healthspans whether it be their own or those of their patients, have easy access to high quality information about their options. 

We use the conclusions from our research and studies, as well as the institutional knowledge our organization has gained from our Medical Advisory Board and our other contributing healthcare professionals, to help educate healthcare providers on wellness and integrative medicine therapies.  To that end, we offer certified continued medical education (CME) programs for physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals.  Our CME courses not only provide those practicing in the wellness and integrative medicine field with opportunities to learn about new, cutting-edge therapies, but serve as a valuable primer for those interested in incorporating preventive medicine into their medical practices.

At the end of the day, our commitment is to advancing the field of wellness and integrative medicine through science, research, and education, and we encourage all who are interested in further developing this field using those foundational principles to become a member of Preventive Medicine today!

Medical Advisory Board

The expertise and perspectives our Medical Advisory Board bring to Preventive Medicine are invaluable and each member is committed to ensuring that we adhere to the highest ethical and professional guidelines.

Mickey Karram, MD

Executive Board Members

Mickey Karram, MD

Dr. Karram is an internationally renowned urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.  He completed his fellowship training in Urogynecology at Harbor UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Honorary Editor-In-Chief of the International Urogynecology Journal and the consumer publication Female Health Today, as well as the  past president of the American Urogynecology Society.

He has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and has co-authored numerous textbooks including, “Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery,”  the “Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery” along with a series of eight books entitled “Female Pelvic Surgery Video Atlas.”

Dr Karram has directed numerous  post-graduate teaching courses throughout the United States and abroad. He has been invited to lecture and perform demonstration surgeries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Dr Karram has been designated by Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in America for Women.” He and his wife Mona co-founded the national, not-for-profit, Foundation for Female Health Awareness, which raises funds to support education and research for women’s health.

Terry Weber

Terry Weber is a nationally recognized CEO and executive consultant, who is widely respected for her keen vision, strategic management, and leadership abilities. Throughout her career she has helped transform the business models of healthcare, retail, and automotive industry giants, successfully navigating them into the future.

Today, Terry is known for her role as an industry steward in the new frontier of personalized preventive healthcare. Terry is the CEO of BioTE ® Medical, the world leader in hormone optimization and proprietary medical protocols that deliver a lifetime of personalized patient care and individual treatment programs. Terry leads BioTE Medical’s mission to continually develop innovative educational programs and medical protocols that deliver reproducible clinical outcomes that effectively treat the early indicators of aging, optimize health, and extend healthspans. Formerly, as CEO of Amen Clinics and brainMD, Weber helped enable the company to change the way psychiatry was practiced by leveraging the effectiveness of innovative clinical practice and establishing an exceptional roster of physicians, professional managers, and clinic directors.

Terry has a demonstrated track record of exceeding sales and profitability numbers in the companies she has run or with whom she has consulted. The annual sales of operations she has headed have varied from $100 million to $1.2 billion, with strong EBITDA performance.

Rachael G. Pontikes

Rachael is a partner at the international law firm Reed Smith LLP. Her broad experience covers the full range of issues that arise for healthcare companies in life sciences, most prominently with entities involved in the compounding of drugs across both the human and animal health spheres. A wide variety of healthcare entities, including telehealth platforms, drug distributors, physician and veterinary practices, on-line pharmacy and prescription management services, as well as pharmacies (commercial/retail, nuclear, compounding, and institutional), hospital systems, and outsourcing facilities, consistently seek her out to provide industry-tailored regulatory advice for innovative business models and technological platforms.

Rachael has noticeable strength in representing healthcare facilities in high-stakes Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and state agency investigations and related litigation, as well as acting as regulatory counsel for large-scale, high-profile transactions involving major healthcare players in the compounding space. Widely regarded as a thought leader on current issues facing the compounding sector, Rachael is called upon to represent coalitions of compounding pharmacies and outsourcing facilities to challenge FDA, state regulators, or other regulatory bodies on critical issues defining the industry.

Rachael also maintains an active civil action and pro bono practice, focusing on assisting clients affected by sexual exploitation.

Evan Gilbert

Evan Gilbert is a corporate executive with nearly a decade of experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Gilbert began his career with a leading Wall Street law firm where he worked as a corporate and securities attorney and helped companies successfully raise capital, complete acquisitions and divestitures, and comply with regulatory requirements. In 2011, Mr. Gilbert joined another prominent, national law firm where his practice became more focused on the healthcare industry. There, he quickly became one of the firm’s fastest rising shareholders and served as outside general counsel to numerous companies, helping guide them through the myriad challenges of operating complex, highly regulated healthcare organizations.

In 2016, Mr. Gilbert joined Apothecary Health Solutions, a company focused on providing patients, healthcare practitioners, clinics, hospitals, and other organizations with the highest quality compounded medications through its operating subsidiaries, Carie Boyd’s Prescriptions Shop and Denton Prescription Shop. Carie Boyd is a state-of-the-art, FDA registered 503B outsourcing facility, and Denton is a leading 503A compounding pharmacy. Initially serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, Mr. Gilbert now serves as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Gilbert received Bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University, a Masters degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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