Our Team

 

About Us

With a combined total of over 140 of years in clinical practice, our team of doctors is both experienced and committed to helping you find the root cause of your health concern. Our providers work together to help you address biochemical, nutritional and musculoskeletal concerns. Learn more about our doctors here.

Doctors

Mark Drucker, M.D.

Mark Drucker, M.D.

Co-Founder, Medical Director

Mark Drucker, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Medicine. He specializes in preventative medicine, healthy aging and natural hormone therapies. I am often asked why I, a Medical Doctor, decided to go into integrative medicine. Well, the answer is simple: I did it for the same reason that I became a Medical Doctor, to help people have happier healthier lives and also to ease pain and suffering. Read More…

William Kellas, Ph.D.

William Kellas, Ph.D.

Founder

Founder Dr. William Kellas holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and specializes in getting to the root cause of his patients health issues. He is a doctor with the heart of a patient. Raised in Detroit, Michigan until the age of 12 when he and his family moved to Southern California. In college his major was pre-med physics. During his studies he began to see that medicine was becoming more directed toward drug treatment and technology than hands on and solving health problems. Disillusioned, he changed his major to Business. Read More…

David Nelson, Ph.D., D.Ch

David Nelson, Ph.D., D.Ch

Co-Founder

David Nelson, Ph.D. is a Nutritionist and Traditional Naturopath who has been part of the Center for Advanced Medicine for over 18 years. His core specialty is allergy, nutrition and biological assessment of the root cause of a patient’s health. With more than two decades of nutritional and wellness coaching experience, Dr. David Nelson has developed a passion for encouraging people to pursue a purpose filled desire for good health and wellbeing, physically, mentally and spiritually. Read More…

Franne Berez, MD, ND

Franne Berez, MD, ND

Functional Medicine

Franne Berez, MD, ND is our newest addition to our elite medical team. Prior founder and Director of the Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center, she is among less than 300 doctors in the US board certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute of Functional Medicine, in Integrative Medicine by the ABIHM, and is considered a pioneer in integrative family wellness in Pittsburgh. She first received her naturopathic degree in 1976….read more

Diane Szuch, MA, MFT

Diane Szuch, MA, MFT

Wellness Educator

Diane Szuch, MA, MFT is a wellness educator and coach. She has a heart to listen and help patients through the emotional aspects of getting well. She knows exactly what each patient faces, because she came to Center for Advanced Medicine after she was diagnosed in 1999 with Multiple Sclerosis. Today she is well and she would love to help you through any phase of your healing process. Read More

Bryan Stern, L.Ac.

Bryan Stern, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist

Dr. Bryan Stern is a licensed acupuncture, herbalist, homeopath and nutritionist. For the past 35 years, Dr. Stern, one of the leading holistic practitioners in the U.S., has combined his advanced diagnostic skills with an encyclopedic knowledge of treatment methods to address all manner of internal and structural ailments. Skillfully blending Chinese Medicine, proven effective for thousands of years, with the latest medical discoveries, Dr. Stern focuses on the root cause(s) of your health problems while expertly addressing your symptoms.  Read More…

Practitioners

Judy

Judy

Colonic Therapist

Judy, is one of our Colonic Therapist who started as a patient years ago. After regaining her health, she decided to become a Colonic Therapist. She has been with the clinic for over 20 years, serving patients in eliminating waste and detoxing the colon.

Dana

Dana

Colon Hydrotherapist

Dana, Joined the Center for Advanced Medicine as a Colon Hydrotherapist. Dana also specializes in clinical nutrition and lymphatic therapeutic massage technique. She began a lifestyle of fasting and cleansing, organic gardening and practicing a vegetarian diet at the age of 17. Dana enjoys working alongside doctors who consider the body, mind and spirit as a whole entity to be treated.

Audrey Prevost

Audrey Prevost

Massage Therapist

Audrey Rica, Massage Therapy: My specialties are, Deep Tissue and Sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Thai massage, Swedish massage, Tuina, PNF stretching. I have a passion for massage therapy because of its many physical and emotional benefits. As a part of the Center for Advanced Medicine, I am dedicated to bringing you all the benefits of massage therapy including pain relief, relaxation, and increased range of motion. I am a graduate of Mueller College of Holistic Studies, the top nationally accredited school for massage therapy in San Diego.

Diane

Diane

Technician

Diane is our technician for Live Blood Analysis and Thermography, using Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). She also educates and teaches patients a style of breathing called Eucapnic Breathing.

Cher Pride

Cher Pride

LVN/CST

Cher Pride,

LVN/CST, is a leader in the medical industry—positively impacting patients with her compassionate touch and loving care. She holds an Associative of Science Degree as a Surgical Technologist with 13 years’ experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Cher’s journey as Lead LVN Infusion Nurse includes the NAD Addition Treatment Center (San Diego, CA), Oso Homecare (Irvine, CA), Longevity Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA), Holtorf Medical Group (Torrance, CA), among others—providing immune-health supporting infusion therapy and various cancer therapies through various pumps. Cher also administers care in hospitals (Catalina Medical Center and Hemet Medical Center—Avalon and Hemet, CA), emergency centers, surgery departments, skilled nursing facilities and medical offices, including a dialysis center. Cher’s medical interest includes training others in the treatment of Autoimmune Disease, Hormones, HIV, Hepatitis and Cancer with the use of various protocols—such as supplements, Nutritional IV and Ozone Detox Therapies. As a mobile nurse, Cher also enjoys her freedom outside of The Center for Advanced Medicine as she expands her reach of patients in four Southern California Counties—that includes the critically ill in hospice and VIP patients in the privacy of their homes.

Staff

Jessica

Jessica

Supplement Dept.

 

Leilani

Leilani

Nursing

 

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