Our life's work and passion are to help others who are struggling with chronic health challenges receive the proper care they deserve.

Our Clinic:

We are located in Decatur, GA. For more information about our clinic and the services we provide, see this page.

What we do:

We offer a combination of Traditional and Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Alternative and Holistic Medicine to help others overcome chronic health challenges and/or achieve optimal wellness. We also specialize in Anti-aging and Mitochondrial Medicine and Regenerative Medicine. For more info, please see our Integrative and Functional Medicine page

OUR GOAL is to make functional/holistic medicine more accessible and affordable.

OUR MISSION is to help others experience true healing by integrating traditional, functional, and holistic medicine approaches.

Our Team:

Our team is comprised of a team of dedicated health professionals who are passionate about getting to the root cause of healing so that true healing can be achieved.

With over 40 years of combined experience in Traditional, Biological, Functional, Integrative Medicine, we put a wealth of experience to the task of helping others get better and achieve optimal wellness.

Martin Van Lear, BS, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

Each of us can be viewed as an open, complex, and integrated system that has various layers: physical, energetic, mental/emotional, intuitive, and spiritual. Therefore, each patient is unique and requires individualized biological and emotional support.  I use a combination of Biological Medicine, Integrative and Functional Medicine to provide compassionate care to those who are suffering from chronic illness and/or to help others reach their fullest potential.  I have had the great good fortune of learning from many great Integrative/Functional and Holistic doctors around the country and around the world. The following highlights my experience:

Certifications:

Certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (A4M)

Certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART)

It is an honor to be certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART) with Dr. Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D. Autonomic Response Testing is an advanced form of biofeedback that gives us deep insight not only into the root cause of illness but how to effectively treat it.  Dr. Mercola, MD also agrees and has found this technique to be invaluable in his practice. For more information, see this link.

Certified in Mitochondrial and Anti-Aging Medicine

It is an honor to be certified in Mitochondrial Wellness with Dr. Kucera, MD,  a genius of his time, who, in the process of assisting the Russian Cosmonauts to adapt to the stresses of space travel,  devised a novel way to not only support the mitochondria, the powerhouses of all our cells but to measure this process using an advanced Heart Rate Variability Testing. 

Mold Literate Certified

Certified in Biomagnetic Pair Therapy

Other Certifications

    • Fellowship in Functional Endocrinology, A4M (in progress)
    • Nutrigenomics (GxSciences) (In-progress)
    • Meridian Stress Analysis-Natural Solutions, Inc., 2017

Education/Licensure

    • Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine-American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) 2021
    • Board Certified in Family Medicine -American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2014- Present
    • Masters of Science in Nursing- MSN - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2014
    • Bachelors of Science (BSN-Nursing), Ga Baptist College of Nursing/Mercer University 2006
    • Bachelors of Science (Biology) Hampden- Sydney College, 1993

Continuing Education

    • Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI), Workshop, May 28th-30th., Dr. Ty Vincent, MD
    • Overcoming Confusing Periodic Incomplete Detox Challenges, Dr. Lu MD, Ph.D. 
    • Effective Recommendation of Nutritional Supplements for the Thyroid- Adrenal- Pancreatic Triad, Dr. Lavalle, RPh, and Jacyln Chase, ND, A4M May 2021
    • Klinghardt Institute Parasite Series, March-April 2021
    • How and When to Start Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Tara Scott, MD, A4M, April 2021
    • Building Youthful NAD+ Power with Precursors, Sirtuin-Activating Compounds, and Methylation support for Longevity, Dr. Chris Shade, Ph.D. 
    • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Symposium, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, March 2021 
    • Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma with Stephen Porges, Ph.D., March 2021
    • Common C. Diff Patterns as seen on GI MAP, Diagnostic Solutions, Feb 2021
    • Retroviruses as a contributor to Chronic Illness, Part I and II, Klinghardt Institute, Jan 2021
    •  How to perform Liver Flush, Klinghardt Institute, Feb 2021
    • Clinical Considerations for Dysautonomia, Great Plains Laboratory, Dec 2020
    • SIBO Challenges: Key Insights with G.I.Map, Dec 2020
    • Beyond Balance™Practitioner Training: Advanced Applications of Beyond Balance™Herbal Formulas in Complex and Chronic Illness, Dec 2020
    • Brain & Nervous System Masterclass, Dec 2020
    • American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Mold Workshop Nov 2020
    • SIBO Masterclass Nov 2020
    • Mold Certification, Dr. Jill Crista, ND Oct 2020
    • Field Control Therapy Annual Seminar Oct 2020
    • Beyond Biological Medicine Conference-Aug 2020
    • Kharrazian Institute- Gastrointestinal disorders 2020
    • Kharrazian Institute-Autoimmune disorders 2020
    • Qest International Conference, Jun 2020
    • Great Plains Laboratory (GPL) Academy, Functional Medicine Workshop, Jun 2020
    • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Core Seminar Pain and Injury 2020
    • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Core Seminar Neural and Visceral 2020
    • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Advanced Seminar 2020
    • Cellcore Biosciences Conference, Orlando, 2020
    • Klinghardt Academy Continuing Education: Autonomic Response Testing Level 1: 2017, Level 2: 2017, Level 3: 2017; Core Solutions 2019; Applied Psycho-Neurobiology (APN)- Dr. Klinghardt, Ph.D. 2019. Protocols: 2017, 2019; Autonomic Dysfunction: 2018; Seminars: Brain Masters 2017, 2019
    • Klinghardt Institute/Sophia Health Clinic (2018-present)
    • Dr. Lebowitz, DC, Managing the Complex Patient (2019)
    • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)-ongoing
    • Field Control Therapy (FCT)-ongoing
    • Apex Energetics Continuing Education-ongoing
    • Functional Genomics (On-going)
    • Biomagnetism Training (On-going)
    • A4M Conference, Orlando 2019
    • PaleoFX Conference, Austin, 2019
    • Meridian Stress Analysis Certification, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
    • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICBM)
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
    • American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
    • Klinghardt Institute
    • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
    • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
    • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medine (A4M)
    • The Forum for Integrative Medicine (TFIM)
    • The Functional Forum
    • Life Extension Foundation
    • Physicians Committee for Response Medicine (PCRM.org)

My Personal Health Journey...

Quest for the Crest 50K Race, NC, 2014

I have always been an athlete and had enjoyed great health up until college. All of the sudden, I began to experience fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and irritability. My insomnia was debilitating and persisted despite counseling, meditation, yoga, diet, and other interventions. I had engaged multiple doctors, herbalists, and acupuncturists to no avail. I just couldn't sleep. I finally gave up and tried a number of antidepressants and sleeping pills, but was often left feeling sedated. It wasn't until after doing extensive research that I found that my Mercury amalgams might be the culprit. It made sense--my health declined dramatically after I had dental work done. I mentioned this to my Doctor and he reluctantly agreed to test my blood for Mercury. After my blood test came back negative, my research and intuition led me to the decision to have my fillings removed by a local Holistic dentist. Just mere weeks after removing my amalgams, my anxiety started to fade, my sleep improved and my well-being returned.

It was a long, 10-year journey, but I felt like I had gotten my life back.

This journey compelled me to investigate the world of functional, integrative, and holistic medicine. I was further compelled on my journey by my many friends and relatives who, just like me, had experienced seemly mysterious health conditions that were left unanswered by the conventional medicine approach, with health conditions ranging from: anxiety, joint pain, headaches, stomach problems, and so forth, to more complex conditions like auto-immune disease and Parkinson's Disease.

This set me on a path to find a way to truly heal people, not just treat their symptoms. My reward is seeing my patients' quality of life improve.

OUR LABORATORY PARTNERS:

We work with many great functional laboratories around the country. Here is just a partial list: