The Genetics For Kids Team
At Genetics For Kids, we work with some of the most knowledgeable medical professionals in the field of genetics. Our goal is to provide you with data about your child’s unique DNA and educate you on how to prevent genetic related illness and disease in your child through diet and lifestyle. Are our children being over-drugged with current treatments? Is there a better way to secure their health? Yes, there is a better way and we are here to help.
Mike Clark, PhD, MBA, JD, ABHRT, FAARM
Founder of Genetics For Kids
He has a Doctorate Degree in Natural Medicine, has been designated a Health Practitioner Diplomate in the Clinical Science of Anti-Aging, and a Fellow and Advanced Fellow of Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine. Mike has achieved Diplomat Status in Anti-Aging, Functional Medicine. He has been a member of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine for more than 16 years and is an affiliate of the Amen Clinics.
Mike is one of the early clinicians to be certified by World Link Medical in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The course of training to develop this certification was designed to provide physicians and healthcare practitioners with the education, assessment, and credence needed to practice Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Mike has been certified by the Amen Clinic as a Brain Health Coach. He has also received his Brain Fitness Certification and is currently providing brain testing and coaching to clinics and individuals. He is also a GX Sciences Trained Provider and a GX Sciences Certified Trainer.
Mike’s passion is Seeking Perfect Health for all. This, of course, is a journey and the latest step in this journey is through Genetic Nutrigenomics Testing. Nutrigenomics is the study and branch of genetic research of how foods affect our genes and how, in return, genetic variations affect the way we react to nutrients in foods. By identifying our genetic mutations and the foods that affect their functioning, we can now offer Genetic-Guided Personalized Precision Medicine.
A primary area of interest is clinical identification of Genetic Mutations (SNPs) that explain a myriad of health conditions, from poor sleep, low energy, infertility, increased risk of cancer and heart disease, weight loss, Alzheimer’s disease, ADD and ADHD, diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Nutrigenomics is the science that helps us identify clinically relevant and scientifically proven natural treatments to nourish our mutated genes for optimal genetic expression.
Mike has four children (the youngest is now 33) and has two grandsons, ages 7 and 9. He also has 19 nieces and nephews.
Dr. Joseph Feste, MD
Dr. Feste has written or contributed to numerous medical articles, has years of experience in treating infertility and PMS, and worked in the area in the area of women’s health for years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Woman’s Hospital of Texas and was Medical Director of the Premenstrual Syndrome Program at Woman’s Hospital. Dr. Feste has years of experience in the use of natural hormones, the treatment of PMS and endometriosis and the clinical application of hormone therapy for both men and women.
Dr. Feste has delivered over 3000 babies and is now treating many of those babies as adults. He has a special interest in genetic testing for kids because of the valuable information provided in the Genetic Tests for Kids.
Identifying potential genetic risks, such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, Behavioral Disorders, addiction, and many more, means we can take natural preventive steps early in a child’s life to help him or her live a productive, healthy life.
For those already suffering from health concerns, we can use this genetic information to improve our treatment outcomes with natural approaches to health.
Dr. Emily Gutierrez, DNP, CPNP, APRN, PMHS, IFM-CP
Dr. Gutierrez is the founder of the Integrative Health Special Interest group for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is a seasoned speaker, writer, and researcher. She has completed the dietary supplement practicum with the National Institute of Health and is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She incorporates functional nutrition, genetics, immune, and environmental health into providing individualized medical care for her patients.
Dr. Dan Purser, MD
Dr. Purser began with a practice in family medicine with an emphasis on geriatrics during the 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, coupled with his prior education and vast experience with aging patients, Dr. Purser continued with in depth medical studies and interests in neurological studies, with an emphasis in pituitary dysfunction, as well as intensive preventive care of the body, and how these inter-relate. With Dr. Purser’s vastly accumulated experience, he’s enjoyed tremendous success with his patients in both his preventive medicine and traumatic brain injury practices since the late 1990’s. Currently his “day job” involves work in a plastic surgery group where he deals with complex wound healing issues. He also consults for, and designs products that you can feel working for a number of nutraceutical companies.
These intense studies and long standing experience in the medical profession have led Dr. Purser to be a very unique contributor to an outstanding textbook for physicians “Program 120: A Physician’s Handbook on Proactive Preventive Medicine”. This text is used as his curriculum in educating fellow physicians throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Purser’s current writings include a book directly addressing the pituitary endocrinology issues of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Purser is a long standing Utah Medical Association delegate with honors, certificates and outstanding achievements from the American Medical Association and has been the Utah County representative for physicians practicing there to the Utah Medical Association the last several years. Also Dr. Purser is involved in ongoing research in cardiology, pituitary endocrinology, and pharmacology with a team in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Erika Yancey, MD
Eventually, Erika’s family moved back to MN to be closer to family. She assisted her husband in opening his own clinic in St. Cloud but continued to study neurology, functional medicine, and practice chiropractic at a clinic in Ham Lake, MN. Dr. Erika has also completed her certification as an applied clinical nutritionist (ACN) and offers nutritional work to pre-conception and prenatal clients as well as those with autoimmune disorders (Hashimoto’s, Graves, MS, and AS). With a background in functional medicine, neurology, nutrition, prenatal and pediatric chiropractic, Dr. Erika now offers exceptional and comprehensive holistic services to Central MN through her own private practice.
Dr. Marie Philobos, MD
Dr. Philobos has been awarded the Parent’s Choice Award (2013 and 2017) and the Compassionate Doctor Award (2017).
Affiliations: AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
Dr. Dana Harris, MD
Dana Harris is an adult psychiatrist in private practice in Brentwood, California.
She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and is currently engaged in a 1000 hour fellowship with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, with a vision of bringing a more holistic approach to the biological treatment of addiction. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings, from prestigious residential and outpatient treatment centers to non- profit community mental health clinics.
After earning her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she completed a psychiatry residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior where she served as chief resident on the geriatric inpatient service and the OCD partial hospitalization program. She helped launch UCLA’s Dual Diagnosis Clinic where she served as an attending physician. She is a member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine’s Education Committee, and has served for many years as a member of the conference planning committees and as Conference Chair in 2014.
Her clinical interests include mind-body practices for the management of depression, anxiety, and addiction. Her private practice is aimed at helping women achieve wellness by working with them to customize a holistic health plan that incorporates nutrition, movement, meditation, and community.