I'm a licensed US primary care physician passionate about, and trained in, the design of innovative nutritional supplements -from conception and formulation, to sourcing, manufacture, and marketing.
I practice integrated family medicine, teach college sciences, and regularly travel abroad to source and study medicinal herbs. My passion is botanical medicine and I offer expertise in the creation of effective novel nutritional supplements.
-Nutritional supplement formulation
- Herbal material sourcing
- Research & Substantiation
- Interface with manufacturers
- Copy ,White-papers, Fact Sheets
I have lived and worked throughout the the world with direct experience in Australia, Central America, South America, India, Southeast Asia, and Middle East.
Past experiences include family practice (USA) ,medical direction of a VIP health center in Abu Dhabi, UAE and head of research & development for a major US nutritional supplement manufacturer (Irwin Naturals).
As a clinical doctor passionate about nutriceutical study and manufacturing I am uniquely qualified in the following areas:
Innovative Herbal Product Design
Formulation of Nutritional Supplements
Nutritional Supplement Safety and Advisement
Product Research & Substantiation
Appropriate Claims Substantiation (FDA, Australia, & CANADA)
Clinical Insights on Observed and Theoretical Adverse Events
Herbal Material Sourcing
Interface with Contract Manufacturers
Field Research and Material Procurement
Herbal and Alternative Medicine
Biomedical and Clinical Research
Primary Care Medicine
Articles and Copy
Besides tromping in the markets and jungles of the world I'm also a practicing primary care naturopathic physician with over a decade of clinical experience and hold current licenses with DEA# in several US states.
I have overseen volunteer, research, and for-profit projects in most of the world with an emphasis in Australia, Central & South America (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua), Southeast Asia (Thailand & Laos), and the Middle East (Bahrain, Oman, Turkey, Qatar, UAE).
My experience includes medical direction of a VIP medical center in Abu Dhabi, UAE and management of research & development for a major US nutritional supplement manufacturer. I love to teach and have instructed graduate and undergrad sciences at several colleges and universities (including prestigious Bastyr University) and headed the Brisbane/Gold Coast teaching clinics for Endeavour College of Natural Health in Australia.
My post-graduate education is focused on the balancing of conventional and alternative medicine in a primary care setting.
My credentials are immediately verifiable online using the appropriate state department of health website (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Washington State).
My professional education is immediately verifiable at: http://www.bastyr.edu/alumni/degrees.asp
Recent Published Books:
-The Complete Idiotís Guide to the Coconut Oil Diet. James Pendleton, NMD and Maria Blanco. Alpha Press 2013. ISBN-10: --, ISBN-13: --571
-Plants as Medicine: Healing Compounds Derived from Plants. James Pendleton, NMD. Traditional Healing Press 2013. ISBN-10: --, ISBN-13: --008
North American Board of Naturopathic Examinerrs
Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exams (Basic & Clinical Sciences)
World Tae Kwon Do Federation
Black Belt: First Dan
Hawaii Department of Health
Naturopathic Medical License
California State Naturopathic Board
Arizona State Medical Board
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Washington State Department of Health
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
1996 - 2000
Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Science -Microbiology
1992 - 1995
1986 - 1987
Clinic Practice Manager
2013 - Present
Student Clinic Supervisor
Integrated Health Solutions
2007 - Present
Primary care physician, Supplement creation, Herb sourcing, Health-related copy authoring. Specialty in botanical medicine and herbal formulation.
Current licenses / DEA# and locations (USA): Phoenix AZ / Los Angeles CA / Seattle WA / Honolulu HI / Fairbanks AK
Daytona State College
2009 - 2012
Instructor: Undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Microbiology
Product Innovation & Technical Marketing
2008 - 2009
Innovative nutritional supplement design and manufacturing: Formulation, substantiation, material sourcing, interface with contract manufacturers, and product-specific copy writing. Also fielded health-related consumer complaints and physician inquiries.
Brands: Irwin Naturals, Applied Nutrition, Rapid Nutrition, Nature's Secret, and various private label!
Doctors 4 Vitality
2006 - 2008
VIP Optimal health Center - Abu Dhabi, UAE. Primary Care Medicine, Specialized Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function Equipment, Aesthetic Laser Therapeutics. Responsible for building and maintaining full medical laboratory. Administrative: hiring and overseeing of physicians, pathologist, dermatologist, pharmacist, nurse, laboratory technicians, and support staff. Negotiations with foreign governments regarding clinic licensing and product research and development. Field research in botanical product development: Thailand, Turkey, and India. Public Relations: television, radio, and printed interviews in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Expert source for Gulf News. Speaker, Wellbeing Dubai 2007
Balanced Health Family Medicine
Primary Care Physician and Owner
2000 - 2005
Family Practice, Primary Care Physician, Balanced Health Clinic, 2000-2005 Kirkland, WA.
Family oriented integrated health care: emotional counseling, nutritional and herbal support, physical medicine, homeopathy, and pharmaceutical interventions when necessary. Physical examination, laboratory studies, and complementary methods in assessment.
Expertise in use of bio-identical hormone therapy. Contributed health-related articles to several local publications.
2002 - 2004
Part time instructor (graduate and undergraduate): Biochemistry, College Physics, Research Methods and Design.