It’s a new year, and Dr. Lane Phillips is doing a lot more than just making a list of resolutions. The Lake Mary-based physician is expanding his impressive portfolio of services to include a new clinical research center and releasing a private label of vitamin and mineral supplements – all while running two medical practices: The Dr. Phillips Center for Wellness and Heathrow Urgent Care in Lake Mary. The offices combine to see more than 8,000 patients annually from Central Florida and the surrounding area.
“Everything I do is for my patients,” says Dr. Phillips. “My goal is to find solutions for health issues that do not involve taking synthetic medications. I went into medicine to help people prevent and treat disease so they can get better and feel better.”
The Dr. Phillips Center for Wellness treats many of its patients through hormone replacement therapy, which helps target issues like endurance, energy, immune system, and libido.
“Dr. Phillips was able to detect the hormones my body was no longer making – my side effects ranged from hot flashes, not sleeping well, cloudy brain, and so many more,” says Sherry, one of Dr. Phillips’s many satisfied patients. “Upon balancing out my hormones, my overall health has improved. I have more energy. I feel younger and sleep better. I will never be without this bioidentical supplementation. I have maintained more youthful skin, energy, stamina, sex drive, and sharper thinking and processing.”
Sherry knows firsthand that Dr. Phillips doesn’t just treat his patients like a number.
“You can tell he loves what he does and is vested in making sure I am at optimum levels of health,” says Sherry. “Dr. Phillips does his best to explain everything that he is doing. I would trust him with any medical advice needed.”
The Dr. Phillips Center for Wellness also houses a new clinical research center, the International Institute of Cannabis Research (IICR), formed in partnership with Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical and its network of over 300 clinical trial sites in the U.S. Dr. Phillips serves as the center’s director and principal investigator, charged with performing global cannabis research and product development. The first of the studies will begin in 2019.
At the IICR, Dr. Phillips will study the medical applications of cannabinoids for the purpose of claim validation and patient benefit. He will also focus on the use of CBD for medical conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, inflammation, infection, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and pain management.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be chosen by Nutrasource as their U.S. headquarters in this field of science and study,” says Dr. Phillips. “In the next few months and years, the body of knowledge in the medical application for the cannabis product category will be monumental, and it is exciting to be on the leading edge of this research through collaboration.”
According to a recent study by market research firm Brightfield Group and the online community HelloMD, a survey of more than 2,400 cannabidiol (CBD) product users found that 42 percent
were able to stop taking prescription and traditional medications.
“CBD can help a host of health issues in the human body,” says Dr. Phillips. “Our CBD comes from hemp, which will contain less than 0.3% of THC, which is the psychoactive component. Because it’s derived from a plant and therefore not synthetic, it’s a natural treatment with negligible side effects and no established toxicity level. It is my goal to reduce the number of pills people are on and reduce the terrible side effects from synthetic drugs and their interactions.”
Anyone interested in taste-testing Dr. Phillps hemp-derived CBD oil before purchase is welcome to stop by either of his facilities to try the product. His newly released vitamin and mineral supplement line, Dr. Phillips Formulations, includes three flavors of hemp-derived CBD oil.
While extremely energized by the potential in CBD products to improve the lives of many people, Dr. Phillips is committed to his patients at Heathrow Urgent Care, as well, where he’ll be stationed during the upcoming flu season.
“My urgent care is like a mom and pop shop,” says Dr. Phillips. “It’s very personal to me. Bottom line: I care about my patients, and everything I’m doing in my work and my research is to find safer, more natural options to help them get better on their own.”