About Dr Tom
Thomas Yarema M.D. is medical director of Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine, in Soquel, California. Dr. Yarema is a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine and remains committed to bridging the best of all systems of medicine.
Following medical school and post-graduate work in the Emergency Room of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he was among the generation of physicians whom created the emerging specialty of Emergency Medicine & Traumatology, eventually being grandfathered into Board Certification in Emergency Medicine.
After retiring from 12 years of full-time practice of Emergency Medicine in 1996, Dr Tom began a private practice employing tools from Allopathy, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, and Environmental Medicine.
His love for exploration and diverse cultures led him to studying with traditional indigenous healers in the rainforests of Central America and basic science and applied clinical research on the electrophysiology of Acupuncture Meridians and Qi Energy using Dr Horoshi Motoyama’s AMI Apparatus and the study of purported spiritual healers in Faraday Boxes at the California Institute of Human Sciences alongside Dr Gaetan Chavalier, PhD.
After mentorship by Julian Kenyon MD, founder of the British Society for Holistic Medicine, and his work at the Virginia Livingston MD Alternative Cancer Clinic in San Diego, California, and his training in Ayurveda by Dr Vasant Lad, Dr. Yarema founded the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research in Hawaii.
In 2007 with a young family in tow, he moved to the Santa Cruz, California area and set up the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine where he currently serves as medical director.
He is Board Certified in Holistic Medicine, as well as Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine.
He is an author/publisher of the 7-time National award winning patient guidebook for health—Eat-Taste-Heal, a co-formulator for Health and Wellness products with international sales of over $500M, and a sought-after public speaker/ educator, sharing the stage with individuals such as Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins.
In 2011, he founded the internet’s first ‘virtual clinic’ directed towards the reversal of stubborn midsection fat, the expanding epidemic of diabesity, and the chronic conditions associated with accelerated aging—the Get Your Body Back Program, serving hundreds of patients to date.
The focus of his unique health practice is stimulating the innate healing ability of each client through an innovative approach that combines immune support, metabolic enhancement and optimal digestion.
Rooted in ancient concepts and methods, but adapted to suit modern maladies and lifestyle, his customized treatment programs are tailored to your individual constitution and need.