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Meet Dr. Rory Sears of Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic in Ahwatukee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Rory Sears.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My story doesn’t contain a particularly exciting beginning. No life changing events or grand epiphanies that drew me into the health care industry. Rather, it’s simply what I’ve always wanted to do. A good deal of that had to come from my first experiences with a doctor, which can go either way for a kid, but were always positive for me. Later, in my early teens, I was drawn to complexities and subtleties involved in healing the human body. I can remember checking out library books on acupuncture and homeopathy to keep my passion fed. It was fascinating to me that there were so many philosophies on health and disease each with their strengths and weaknesses. Each one like wearing a new set of glasses. I knew then that my goal in medicine would be to patch these modalities together in order to give patients a diverse set of options to treat their conditions. There were many paths I could have taken to reach this goal and after much soul searching I felt like Naturopathic Medicine was the best route to go. I learned a tremendous amount in school, and graduated in 2013 with honors. From there, I set out on my own until I was lucky enough to have one of my mentors ask me to take over his established practice; The Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic. It’s been almost 4 years in practice now and I’m still learning, still passionate, becoming a better healer with each passing day.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been a challenging one, but I’m happy to look back and see that it has continued to move forward. It is very challenging to begin a practice as a Naturopathic Physician. Patients are at a premium and must be built one at a time. On top of that, insurance coverage is very limited so most clients must be financially able to pay out of pocket. The transition from professional student to doctor/office manager/marketer/entrepreneur can be over whelming. There are many hats to wear and always more work to do. Most of those hats involve business skills that frankly are not a priority for most medical students. It took time and experience to get a grasp on these concepts, which in many ways is just as challenging as medical school itself!

Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
At Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic, located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Dr. Sears offers men and women the most advanced care options based on their needs, including IV treatment and injections and state-of-the-art naturopathic pain management options, as well as treatments for anxiety and depression, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, hormonal disorders, autoimmune disease, and high blood pressure to name a few.

Dr. Sears completed his undergraduate degree in human physiology at College of Medicine at the University of Arizona followed by his medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, specializing in both modern and alternative medicine. In addition to offering patients a comprehensive array of treatment options for acute and chronic illnesses, he is also skilled in advanced diagnostic techniques aimed at determining the root causes of symptoms to help guide care.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moments I have come when patients walk out the door feeling better than when they came in. Regardless of if their condition is resolved or not; if through our visit together I can educate, motivate, and inspire a patient, then I’ve done my job. The vast majority of the work done in a successful case is done by the patient themselves. It’s my role to instill belief in what is possible.

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1 Comment

  1. Marilyn Dorough

    March 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Dr. Rory Sears
    Anti-Aging Clinic

    Many positive “things” to say!
    Compassionate, caring, professional with great “results”!
    Dr. Sears “helped” me; after panic attacks, depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness! After calling the office, I had a short phone interview and I found someone who really cared and listened to me for the first time. Next, I found out he came in on his day off, because he cared that much! Since then, I received on-going compassionate care with amazing results! I am now “sleeping” through the night; learning how to be “responsible” for how to deal with stress, and stay in peace, and let go of worry and anxiety, rather than coving up the underlying cause! Dr. Sears uses acupuncture, which helped bring my body back into balance, natural therapeutics without the side effects and mostly, a “listening” heart that brought me more “healing” than anything else! Thank you, Dr. Sears, you saved my life and gave me “hope” again! Marilyn Dorough.

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