Zen Medicine Health & Wellness
Our global mission is to “ Elevate the Health and Health Education of Humanity” by providing education, counseling, and optimal health care support. The basic principle of Zen Medicine care is to REMOVE what is harming the body and REPLACE what is missing. Medication and surgeries, acute care, and chronic illness management are always integrated at the appropriate time. But starting with ‘Nature First’ treatment, Zen Medicine Health & Wellness Center is focused on restoring health from the ground up and preventing excessive use of costly and toxic medications. From everyday needs for coughs and colds to cancer, there is a better way to stay healthy!
Dr. Edward & Stephanie Pearson
Edward W. Pearson MD, ABIHM
Dr. Pearson got his passion and approach to thinking about health and wellness from his grandfather—a flight surgeon in WWII. Dr. Pearson’s heart comes alive by adding value and seeing the impact on his patient’s lives.
Dr Edward Pearson received his undergraduate training in Microbiology and Chemistry from the University of Florida, and his medical degree with an Academic Excellence Award from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He completed his internship from UC Davis in Sacramento in 2000. He became licensed and immediately began practicing as a primary care physician.
Displeased with what he saw in conventional medicine, after completing his internship and a short time in a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency, Dr. Pearson set out on his own to find the education that would teach him how to truly heal people and prevent the epidemics of chronic illness plaguing humanity.
Dr. Pearson has now become a worldwide expert in the field of truly integrated health care, he was certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2005 / 2011, and receives ongoing training from the best educators in the world, to include the Institute of Functional Medicine and others.
Dr. Pearson feels very strongly that there is a complete lack of health education from our medical school systems to our health care system, and the conventional medical model has been corrupted with the profitability of our drug and surgery based emergency care system. Simply put, acute emergency care is not appropriate for preventive healthcare.
Stephanie A. Pearson
Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach (FMCA)
Early in her life, Stephanie Pearson developed a very strong passion for natural health and holistic medicine. Her knowledge and interest lead her to the field of health and wellness.
In 2015, Stephanie Pearson created the local business model to give NMF, Medical Corp the outlet it needed nationwide in establishing the first local center to encompass all of NMF’s healthcare protocols, education, and resources for global healing. In July 2019, she opened Zen Medicine Health and Wellness Center in Stuart, Florida to support patients with the resources needed to provide optimal healthcare.
Stephanie specializes in Integrative/functional medicine, using a personalized coach approach to wellness that focuses on getting to the root cause of their patients’ health issues. She feels very strongly about listening to their patients and using the best diagnostic tools available.
Stephanie has a passion to help people make long-term sustainable changes, teach patients how to eat right for their individual needs, as well as support, guide, educate and motivate patients through their health journey.
Hannah Morgan, CNA
Office Manager / Patient Care Coordinator
Always involved in the arts, Brittany Rhoads started writing and photographing at an early age. “Writing has always been a passion of mine. It’s like I was born to do it.” Following her passion, Brittany attended UF for English and was quickly swept away into Film Production and Anthropology. During her time at the university, she worked for a video crew and completed a marketing internship. 16 mm film production was a huge inspiration to the kind of filmmaker Brittany wanted to become.
After college, Brittany traveled and then returned to her hometown, Stuart, FL to settle down. She now specializes in social media marketing, photography, and videography with a focus on branding. One day she hopes to make documentaries.