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Martin Van Lear

“Our life’s work and passion are to help people struggling with chronic health challenges to receive the proper care they deserve”. — Martin Van Lear, BS, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

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Each of us can be viewed as an open, complex, and integrated system that has various layers: physical, energetic, mental/emotional, intuitive, and spiritual. Therefore, each patient is unique and requires individualized biological and emotional support.  I use a combination of Biological MedicineIntegrative and Functional Medicine to provide compassionate care to those who are suffering from chronic illness and/or to help others reach their fullest potential.  I have had the great good fortune of learning from many great Integrative/Functional and Holistic doctors around the country and around the world. The following highlights my experience:

  • Functional Gut Health Speciality: Leaky gut, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Food Allergies. 
  • Board Certified Anti-Aging Health Practitioner (ABAAHP) with special expertise in Hormonal, Regenerative,  Mitochondrial, and Anti-aging medicine
  • Special knowledge and expertise in treating Lyme and Co-infections
  • Certified mold literate. Help patients recover from Mold illness using Dr. Shoemaker, MD, Dr. Crista, ND, and other protocols. 
  • Neural Therapy technician
  • Subspeciality focus in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Special training in Nutrigenomics (Looking at how our genetics influence our health as well as our epigenetics current nutritional status).
  • Well-versed in specialized diets: LOW-FODMAP, GAPS Diet, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)
  • Specialized expertise in Emotional healing modalities such as Emotion Code and Applied Psycho-Neurobiology (APN)
  • Specialist in medical detox, multiple chemical sensitivities, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Expert in multiple detox strategies and protocols, including a proprietary formula to boost glutathione and assist with glucuronidation, for achieving true cellular detox. 
  • Speaker and member of Atlanta Heal, a local support group for those dealing with environmental chemical sensitivities. 
  • Work with various compounding pharmacies around the country to offer the latest cutting-edge solutions for anti-aging, hormonal support, and chronic conditions.
  • Close working relationships with multiple cutting-edge supplement vendors around the country. 
  • Skilled Bioenergetics Technician. 
  • Out-patient medical experience: 8 years experience in Family and Internal medicine,  Urgent Care, and Emergency Medicine. In-patient Hospitalist experience: 2 years experience in Surgical Intensive Care (SICU), with a special focus on Sepsis Care and Liver Transplant, 6 years experience in NeuroIntensive Care (NICU), with a special focus on Stroke, Brain Aneurysm, and Neurological disorders (MS, ALS, Guillian Barre, etc.)
  • Full Prescriptive Authority. Ability to order and imaging (Ultrasound, CT, MRI, etc.). Work closely with Integrative/Functional MD using a team-based approach.
  • Make referrals to various specialties as necessary: Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, etc.
  • 20 years of training in meditative practice, special knowledge, and training in mind-body medicine with a special focus in Tibetan Medicine.
  • Special contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine
  • Regularly attend conferences and ongoing continuing education in Traditional. Functional and Integrative Medicine, Biological, Mitochondrial Medicine, and Naturopathy.


Certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART)-Dr. Dr. Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D

It is an honor to be certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART) with Dr. Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D. Autonomic Response Testing is an advanced form of biofeedback that gives us deep insight into the root cause of illness and how to treat it effectively.  Dr. Mercola, MD, also agrees and has found this technique invaluable in his practice.

Certified in Mitochondrial and Anti-Aging Medicine

It is an honor to be certified in Mitochondrial Wellness with Dr. Kucera, MD,  a genius of his time, who, in the process of assisting the Russian Cosmonauts to adapt to the stresses of space travel,  devised a novel way to not only support the mitochondria, the powerhouses of all our cells but to measure this process using an advanced Heart Rate Variability Testing. 

Additional Certifications

  • Mold Literate Certified-Dr. Jill Crista ND
  • Dr. Shoemaker Proficiency Partner Program (in-progress)
  • Certified in Biomagnetic Pair Therapy
  • Fellowship in Functional Endocrinology, A4M
  • Nutrigenomics (GxSciences)
  • Meridian Stress Analysis-Natural Solutions, Inc., 2017


  • Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine-American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) 2021
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine -American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2014- Present
  • Masters of Science in Nursing- MSN – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2014
  • Bachelors of Science (BSN-Nursing), Ga Baptist College of Nursing/Mercer University 2006
  • Bachelors of Science (Biology) Hampden- Sydney College, 1993

Continuing Education

  • Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI), Workshop, May 28th-30th., Dr. Ty Vincent, MD
  • Overcoming Confusing Periodic Incomplete Detox Challenges, Dr. Lu MD, Ph.D. 
  • Effective Recommendation of Nutritional Supplements for the Thyroid- Adrenal- Pancreatic Triad, Dr. Lavalle, RPh, and Jacyln Chase, ND, A4M May 2021
  • Klinghardt Institute Parasite Series, March-April 2021
  • How and When to Start Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Tara Scott, MD, A4M, April 2021
  • Building Youthful NAD+ Power with Precursors, Sirtuin-Activating Compounds, and Methylation support for Longevity, Dr. Chris Shade, Ph.D. 
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Symposium, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, March 2021 
  • Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma with Stephen Porges, Ph.D., March 2021
  • Common C. Diff Patterns as seen on GI MAP, Diagnostic Solutions, Feb 2021
  • Retroviruses as a contributor to Chronic Illness, Part I and II, Klinghardt Institute, Jan 2021
  • How to perform Liver Flush, Klinghardt Institute, Feb 2021
  • Clinical Considerations for Dysautonomia, Great Plains Laboratory, Dec 2020
  • SIBO Challenges: Key Insights with G.I.Map, Dec 2020
  • Beyond Balance™Practitioner Training: Advanced Applications of Beyond Balance™Herbal Formulas in Complex and Chronic Illness, Dec 2020
  • Brain & Nervous System Masterclass, Dec 2020
  • American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Mold Workshop Nov 2020
  • SIBO Masterclass Nov 2020
  • Mold Certification, Dr. Jill Crista, ND Oct 2020
  • Field Control Therapy Annual Seminar Oct 2020
  • Beyond Biological Medicine Conference-Aug 2020
  • Kharrazian Institute- Gastrointestinal disorders 2020
  • Kharrazian Institute-Autoimmune disorders 2020
  • Qest International Conference, Jun 2020
  • Great Plains Laboratory (GPL) Academy, Functional Medicine Workshop, Jun 2020
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Core Seminar Pain and Injury 2020
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Core Seminar Neural and Visceral 2020
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Advanced Seminar 2020
  • Cellcore Biosciences Conference, Orlando, 2020
  • Klinghardt Academy Continuing Education: Autonomic Response Testing Level 1: 2017, Level 2: 2017, Level 3: 2017; Core Solutions 2019; Applied Psycho-Neurobiology (APN)- Dr. Klinghardt, Ph.D. 2019. Protocols: 2017, 2019; Autonomic Dysfunction: 2018; Seminars: Brain Masters 2017, 2019
  • Klinghardt Institute/Sophia Health Clinic (2018-present)
  • Dr. Lebowitz, DC, Managing the Complex Patient (2019)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)-ongoing
  • Field Control Therapy (FCT)-ongoing
  • Apex Energetics Continuing Education-ongoing
  • Functional Genomics (On-going)
  • Biomagnetism Training (On-going)
  • A4M Conference, Orlando 2019
  • PaleoFX Conference, Austin, 2019
  • Meridian Stress Analysis Certification, 2017


  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICBM)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
  • Klinghardt Institute
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medine (A4M)
  • The Forum for Integrative Medicine (TFIM)
  • The Functional Forum
  • Life Extension Foundation

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