Dr Michael Gaeta's

CLINICIAN’S MASTERMIND CIRCLE

A One-Year Certification Program in Natural Functional Medicine

Welcome

It’s an extraordinary time to be a natural health professional. Millions of people are seeking a different path than drug- and crisis-based medicine, and an approach based on wellness, prevention and lifestyle choices. Our field of natural medicine is undergoing a dramatic evolutionary upgrade, with unprecedented breakthroughs and massive paradigm shifts in nutrition, the microbiome, autoimmunity, lifestyle medicine, detoxification, epigenetics, mind-body unity – we’re creating and experiencing an exciting renaissance. Our community is helping humanity grow and evolve. I also believe we should support and help each other grow and thrive.

 

As clinicians we need PRACTICAL knowledge we can actually use in our practice to help our clients. What’s critical is not more information, but WISDOM shared from those who are using it on a day-to-day basis. Imagine tapping into the latest leading-edge research, tools, and advances in the natural medicine world every month.

 

If you want to take your techniques, knowledge, patient care and practice success to the next level, the Clinician’s Mastermind Circle gives you all these things and more to help you in your practice. I am excited to share this program with you, where we come together to work on three areas to grow your practice from the inside-out: deep clinical training, extensive business training, and self-development. It is the deepest training I provide, the culmination of 31 years of successful clinical practice and 28 years of training 18,000 natural health professionals and students to succeed.

What's included in the program?

DEEP CLINICAL TRAINING AND MORE

This Program is about transforming yourself and your practice - through leading-edge clinical knowledge grounded in the principles of wholism, business savvy and a focus on self-development. Grow your practice from the inside-out.

PRIVATE PRACTITIONER COMMUNITY

Become a part of our online practitioner community, and give and receive support as part of a tribe of like-minded colleagues. Work together to discover practical solutions to clinical and business challenges.

CEUS INCLUDED FOR DC, LAC, ND

Up to 40 CEUs/PDAs are included in your CMC tuition, for Chiropractors, NCCAOM Acupuncturists, and Naturopaths, in certain states.

WEEKLY GROUP CALLS WITH MICHAEL

After 28 years of teaching, Dr Gaeta is a master of the case study approach to clinical learning. Our weekly video calls are on Thursdays from 12-1 pm Mountain Time. Submit questions to Michael early in the week or just listen in. Topics include: case discussion, lab test review, developing protocols, solutions to practice challenges.

IN-PERSON RETREAT IN COLORADO

Join Michael and guest faculty live at our annual Training & Retreat in Colorado, August 13-17, 2021. Your retreat tuition is covered as part of the Program. Members simply cover their own transportation, food and accommodations.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of Program materials, calls and exams, you will receive certification through the Gaeta Institute as a CNFMP: Certified Natural Functional Medicine (or Nutrition) Practitioner.

“Now in its tenth year, the Clinician’s Mastermind Circle is a proven program that blends online learning, interactive training, and a powerful community of like-minded colleagues. Our hundreds of graduates consistently report substantial growth in their clinical confidence, patient outcomes & practice success.

— Dr Michael Gaeta

Why is becoming a Natural Functional Medicine Practitioner important?

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INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE

Learn new ways to think through a case, and develop strong clinical certainty in how to best help your patients

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MASTER NATURAL FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PROTOCOLS

Learn effective, proven assessment, lifestyle, diet and supplementation protocols that give you and your patients better results in less time

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

Be part of a community of like-minded colleagues who give and receive support to help each other succeed

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DO YOUR BEST WORK

Embody excellence in patient care, changing people’s lives for the better, and become a go-to practitioner in your community

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GROW YOUR PRACTICE

Apply a proven, heart-centered way to attract and retain clients who love your work, and enjoy financial ease and flow

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DO WHAT YOU ARE BEST AT

Drop the idea that you have to be good at everything, and enjoy doing what you love, changing lives for the better

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Tuition: $800/month, or $8,000/year (save $1600)

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Tuition Options

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CURRICULUM

Natural Functional Medicine: Your Curriculum

Natural Functional Medicine: Your Curriculum
The Clinician's Mastermind Circle (CMC) includes 12 months of online course material.

Each month is complete with clinical, business and self-development training.

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MONTH ONE

Foundations of Natural Functional Medicine

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MONTHS TWO-FOUR

Optimizing Endocrine Health: Thyroid, Adrenal, Blood Sugar, Female & Male Hormones, and Fertility

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MONTH FIVE

Healing the Center: Nourishing Digestion, Microbiome and Gut Health

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MONTHS SIX - SEVEN

Vitality in the Life Stream: Supporting Cardiovascular Health

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MONTH EIGHT

Embodying Resilience: Effective Immune Support, and the Vaccine Myths

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MONTHS NINE-TWELVE

To Look and Know: Essentials of  Functional Clinical Assessment, and Healing with Low-Level Light Therapy

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Month One

EARTH’S MEDICINE: FOUNDATIONS OF WHOLISTIC SUPPLEMENTATION

CLINICAL

  • Wholism vs Reductionism; Natural vs Synthetic; The Antioxidant Myths
  • Foundations of Wholistic Nutrition, The Whole Food Diet
  • Foundations of Botanical Therapy

BUSINESS

  • Begin with the end in mind – setting SMART goals
  • Guest Faculty Training on Successful Practice with Dr Lorne Brown

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Inner and Outer Identity and Purpose; Lasting Purpose
  • The Three Phases of Your Path of Self-Development

Month Two

ENDOCRINE MASTERY, PART ONE

CLINICAL

  • Basic/Core Supplementation
  • Overview of Endocrine System & Hypothalamus; The Endocrine Triad
  • Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance & Glycemic Control; The Low-Glycemic Diet

BUSINESS

  • The Yin and Yang of Success; The Four Key Points to Business Success
  • Covey’s Eight Habits and What Really Matters in Life
  • Stanley’s Five Success Factors

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The One Core Principle
  • The Three Phases of Self-Development

ONE-ON-ONE COACHING SESSION WITH BRANDY MCCANS, DC

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Month Three

ENDOCRINE MASTERY, PART TWO

CLINICAL

  • Basic Supplementation for Children
  • Mastering the Thyroid; Adrenal Assessment & Support
  • Guest Faculty Training with Dr Isabella Wentz: Healing Patients with Hashimoto's

BUSINESS

  • The Nine Practice Models; Solo vs Group Practice
  • Legal Savvy for Associates and Renters

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The Four Elements and the Process of Creation

Month Four

ENDOCRINE MASTERY, PART THREE

CLINICAL

  • Female Hormone Balance: menstruation, fertility, menopause, estrogen dominance
  • Men’s Hormone Balance: androgens, andropause, testosterone, fertility

BUSINESS

  • Time management and productivity

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The Yin and Yang of Practice Building
  • The Three Essential Life Questions
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Month Five

OPTIMIZING DIGESTIVE HEALTH

CLINICAL

  • The Triad of Digestion
  • Heal and Seal the Leaky Gut
  • Optimal Elimination

BUSINESS

  • Your Professional and business teams
  • Inventory management systems that work

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The Healing Relationship: changing the world two by two, from the inside out

Month Six

OPTIMIZING CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, PART ONE

CLINICAL

  • Cardiovascular overview, physiology & stats; cholesterol and blood pressure myths and truths
  • Stroke, thrombosis, vascular health, vitamin P, rutin; low inflammation diet; exercise
  • Guest Faculty Training with Dr Duane Graveline: Statin Drugs and the Misguided War on Cholesterol

BUSINESS

  • Success by the numbers: the top 12 practice stats to track; setting and raising fees, sliding scale

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Patient Experience: the value of settings in a meaningful practice
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Month Seven

OPTIMIZING CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, PART TWO

CLINICAL

  • Cardiovascular nutrition – vitamins, minerals, lipids, foods and the top three herbs
  • Top lab tests for cardiovascular assessment; ten essential cardiovascular support protocols

BUSINESS

  • The Yin and Yang of Marketing
  • The Triad of Marketing, and the three essential marketing questions

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Individual and collective transformation
  • Your Presence Heals

Month Eight

IMMUNE SYSTEM

CLINICAL

  • Primary and secondary immunity; the vaccine myths
  • The immune triad: the three most important nutrients and herbs for immune response
  • Preventative and acute immune support; Lyme Disease

BUSINESS

  • Yin / Internal Marketing: patient education (with ENA); the referral blueprint: how to earn and attract referrals from patients and other clinicians

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Right relationship to dis-ease; illness as a transformative catalyst; multidimensional medicine
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Month Nine

THE LAB TEST BLUEPRINT

CLINICAL

  • The essential three types of lab tests and how to apply the findings using natural medicine, diet and lifestyle recommendations

BUSINESS

  • Yin Marketing Part Two: The Report of Findings

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The power of agreement and agreements

Month Ten

CLINICAL

  • The Systems Survey (ENA) and Wellness Assessment: two essential questionnaires for a successful natural functional medicine practice

BUSINESS

  • From hello to wellness care: stages of patient care, your patient flow
  • Getting beyond fix ‘em and done, to creating a thriving wellness based practice

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Daily self-development practices to deepen and sustain you
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Month Eleven

THE NUTRITIONAL EXAM

CLINICAL

  • Nutritional exam: five essential in-office and home tests for nutritional deficiencies, and how to implement them into your practice

BUSINESS

  • Yang Marketing: Attracting new patients through community and internet marketing

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Financial planning – financial self-inventory, the habits of the wealthy
  • Mastering money so it doesn’t master you, and planning for the future

Month Twelve

CLINICAL

  • Healing with light: low-level light therapy: theory and clinical application

BUSINESS

  • The patient retention and reactivation blueprint – the most powerful way to keep and stay on top of your existing patients

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • The Eight Habits of Highly Effective People and the Four Agreements – ongoing deepening and renewal
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Tuition:

$800/month, or $8000/year (save $1600)

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YOUR FACULTY

Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN

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My purpose & passion is to upgrade the patient care and practice success of natural health professionals, in order to co-create a world of resilient, vital people who boldly make their positive contribution, and choose a lifestyle of nature first, drugs last.

I am an educator, clinician, writer and publisher in the field of natural health care.

I hold licenses in acupuncture, dietetics-nutrition and massage therapy, and am a doctor of acupuncture in Rhode Island. In my practice, I combine clinical nutrition, acupuncture, herbal therapy, Asian bodywork and light therapy to help people heal, grow and evolve.

I earned my Master’s degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions (nycollege.edu), where I was a faculty member for ten years. I also received undergraduate degrees in health sciences, massage therapy, and advanced Amma therapy (Asian bodywork therapy). I am past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York (asny.org), and  a Certified Instructor and former state representative of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (aobta.org). I am also a pianist and composer - my first career, and now a heartful hobby.

I open people to the largeness of who they are, the greatness of their purpose in living, and the enormity of their power to create.

I hope you'll join us on the inside, and be part of a powerful community of like-minded natural health professionals, in order to improve your evolution, contribution & abundance.

Guest Faculty

You'll learn from some of the foremost experts in healthcare & business, including...

Patrick Johnson

PATRICK JOHNSON

Healing with Light: Low-Level Light Therapy

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DUANE GRAVELINE, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Disease and the Misguided War on Cholesterol

Jack Butler

JACK BUTLER, MA

High-Functioning Presence

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MARK BERGER, MD

Metabolic Radiology

Steve Farrell

STEVE FARRELL, MBA

Oneness and Conscious Business

Leone Brown

LORNE BROWN, DRTCM

The Top Two Reasons Why Health Professionals Fail & What They Need to Do to Succeed

Izabella Wentz

IZABELLA WENTZ, PHARM D

Getting to the Root Cause of Hashimoto's

Lonny Jarrett

LONNY JARRETT, MAC, MS

Healing Trauma

Sayer Ji

SAYER JI

The Human Microbiome and the Unity of All Life

What Clinician's Mastermind Circle (CMC) Members & Graduates Are Saying

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DR MICHAEL FORMAN, DOM, AP

Miami, Florida

"If you want to integrate nutrition into your practice and need to step up your level of understanding and practical application with your patients, I cannot not think of any way better than Dr Michael Gaeta’s Mentoring Program. I highly recommend it. Michael, I thank you and more importantly, my patients thank you for the loving and invaluable education you have given me. I will always be grateful.”

HEATHER LAHDENPERA, LAC, MPT, MTOM, DIPL. OM

Fort Collins, CO

“My confidence in my practice has grown immensely with Michael’s help. Through this Program, I have a wider knowledge base regarding herbs and supplements to use for more effective treatment. My patient outcomes have improved with my increased knowledge and confidence and my practice has grown as a result. I am very grateful that I am able to learn from Michael Gaeta. I highly recommend him, and hope others may learn from this excellent teacher.”

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AMY OLSON, LAC

Minnesota

I deeply appreciate the group calls. Your Mentoring Program is so wonderful. I appreciate every moment of it.

DR BRENDA SAHLIN, DC

Ocean, New Jersey

“When I learned that Michael Gaeta had a mentoring program, I jumped right in. After attending several of his seminars I knew that I wanted and needed more of his vast knowledge in the field of herbs and nutrition, so I can give my patients what they need and deserve.

After less than two months of working with Michael, I have taken what I thought were good protocols to amazing protocols, which are making positive changes faster. It is so comforting to know that I can get my tough cases solved and my questions answered in a group mentoring session by phone. I do not have the words to express how knowledgeable, intuitive and giving Michael Gaeta is. I am just grateful that I have the opportunity to learn from him, right now, when my patients need me the most. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

With deep sadness, we mourn the passing of Dr Sahlin in 2018. And we celebrate her life, as she was a great blessing to so many. - M

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LISHANNA EMMERT

"I have gotten so much out of this program! I am up to 40 patients a week, at two and a half days in the treatment room. I have subscriptions in place, and have had three patients pay a year in advance. I have new patient packets with the basic handouts, and a library of others, with email templates to address common protocols and concerns, and I am READY to delve back into the curriculum and clinical aspect of this journey."

IDA MAT ARIS, MS, LAC

Chino, CA

“Last year I was looking for a Functional Medicine program to enroll into. I know that there are several in the market and I was about to sign up with one of them. I am so glad that I did not enroll in any of the others. I attended Dr Michael's lecture for the first time in Oct 2015, and was very impressed with his knowledge, generosity and kindness. I was intrigued about his year-long Gaeta Mastermind Circle Program in natural functional medicine, and I decided to start in Jan 2016. I really look forward to my teleconferences with Michael and the group.

Our Mastermind teleconference calls have deepened my knowledge and also piqued my interest to study more. The questions brought up by each participant have been very beneficial to my learning process. The MAJOR plus is that Michael is also an Acupuncturist, and his knowledge of integrating whole foods supplements with Chinese herbs have helped me improve my diagnostic and treatment skills.

Since I started the Program, I noticed that my monthly gross receipts and patient volume have increased. The calls have given me clarity, guidance, and moral support.

I have been in private practice for 10 years, and I am dedicating this year for professional growth and year of celebration. So far the Mastermind Program has helped me grow professionally, and I always celebrate with a dance every week when I see more patients!”

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DR SHERRY L BRESNAHAN, DC

Chicago, IL

"I have grown as a person, a doctor, and a business owner due to the year I have spent with Dr. Michael Gaeta. I have personally benefitted from Dr G's mentoring program by having someone give me suggestions to consider that I may not have thought about. For example, I retired from my 16-year teaching position at a college to free up time much needed elsewhere – in my personal life and practice. On my own, I was unable to give myself permission to stop teaching, but after considering Michael's insights, I easily could do it.

Thank you, Michael, for this Program! I love the fact that you strongly put the person first, then the relationship, then the treatment. Intention is SO powerful. You are a joy to work with."

Dr Sherry did such a great job applying what she learned in the CMC Program, that her practice revenues tripled within nine months of starting the Program. Bravo, Sherry! - M

DR KAREN HEARN-ABBOTT, OMD, LAC

Toluca Lake, California

"Thank you, Michael, for your awesome teaching and specific help. I’ve been in the mentoring program for about one month and have already seen my effectiveness and receipts increasing dramatically!”

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DR CAROLYN MAXFIELD, DC

Brentwood, Tennessee

Michael, I took the day off from going in to the office and dedicated my day to learning and really spending time to focus truly on how to make my practice better and give back to my patients even more. I spent most of the day listening to your seminars and I just wanted to say thank you. I know how much it means to me when patients take time out of their day to say thank you or write and email or note, and I wanted to do the same for you. Your lectures and notes have been so helpful and keep me motivated, because some days get draining when you hear how terrible people feel all the time. Thank you again for the great mentoring program and calls. It helps sooo much! And gets me excited to learn and reinforce protocols with patients! So I just wanted to say thank you and my day off was well worth it!! I hope you had a great Wednesday like I did!

CHARLOTTE WATTS LAC, MSTCM, DIPL AC

Fort Collins, Colorado

"In the past I have paid many thousands of dollars for programs that weren’t as helpful as yours. I can’t tell you how valuable you are to me and my patients. Since I’ve started working with you just four months ago, adding nutritional protocols with my acupuncture treatments, my income has increased by $30,000 a year! In addition, my patients feel better quicker, so I’ve been getting more referrals, and have my patients coming back on a monthly or quarterly basis to re-evaluate their nutritional protocol as well. Your services are invaluable to me, and I am so thankful! So not only have you helped me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you’ve helped me financially!

Update: My practice income has now quadrupled since joining your Mastermind Circle 14 months ago. It’s fantastic!

If anyone has the opportunity to join your mentoring group and doesn’t, they are missing out on an amazing, life-changing experience."

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DR ELENA KLIMENKO, MD

New York, NY

I feel so privileged to learn from you in the Mentoring Program, and implement what I learn to my clinical practice. I can see the results of your learned protocols and recommendations. Thank you for all the intense work you are doing.”

“In the last year I have had what I would call an awakening. My desire to learn more and more has been kindled over the last year and I have your program to thank for a lot of that.

After graduating school, I feel like I needed a school hiatus.  I unfortunately had an associate job with a company that really stifled me and did not encourage me to grow as a physician or as a person.  I left that position over a year ago in September and started my own practice, and then just five months after that decided to go back to school for functional medicine with your program.  It was a difficult undertaking to find the time to do class and the necessary time to study and learn.  On top of all that trying to learn how to implement this new, in-depth way of treating my patients.

All that being said, I feel like I have learned more in this past year than I had in the first 5 years of being in practice.  I started my practice with about 600 patients that followed me.  One year later I have 1200 patients, and close to half of them come to see me for functional medicine issues.  I grossed over $40K in supplement sales, that doesn't include office visits (or the free care that I do on a weekly basis).

The best thing about your program for me was the organization. I felt like a desert traveler and you had gathered up all the water around and placed them in easily drinkable glasses. Organization is not my strong suit, but a thirst for knowledge I am not lacking. I want to deeply thank you for the countless hours I know that you have spent putting together all of this information. I was never without ample amounts of easy access knowledge it was just up to me to put in the time.

I have exceeded all of the goals that I had set for this first year. I have exceeded them by a lot, and I do not believe that I made the common mistake of underestimating what actually could happen. I now have a problem with outgrowing my building faster than my lease is up and I am hiring a new doctor this summer.

I just thought you would like to know your hard work is so greatly appreciated here in Fort Wayne. You have greatly changed my life and because of it I have changed thousands of lives.  Your reach exponentiates every day. And that is a life well lived.”

- Dr Caleb Suciu, DC, Fort Wayne, Indiana

MEMBER COMMENTS ON THE CMC ONLINE CURRICULUM:

From Dr William Cirino, DC:
On How to Speak with Patients: Ideas for Good Patient Education & Communication: "Finished Month One! Amazing amount of great material Michael. Certainly a foundational place to build up upon and grow. Will set up the ENA premium subscription, and look forward to showing my patients ENA videos of the wise sage who I'm mentoring with.

On Inner & Outer Identity & Purpose: "Quite an amazing section Michael. The world needs to read this material and try to apply it to their lives. Thank you for sharing this with us. Much to reflect on."

On Wholism vs Reductionism: "Pretty interesting statements from Dr. Angell. Good stuff!"

On Core Patient Care: "I was a chiro baby no vaccines no meds no additives no preservatives no notthing! So this is my lifestyle and I try to get Pts to get closer to that. Have not asked pts to bring it all in but will start now. Also love "the box" idea. Should get every pt on one box according to their needs. Might be a good gift idea to promote to pts for the holidays. Two types of cleanse protocols sounds good as 21 days for some pts is too long. Love the magnificent seven and the idea to a give supp tray to every patient - thanks!"

On Natural vs Synthetic Vitamins: "Love your handouts for new patients. Excellent greatly needed tools to use. Multa Grazie!"

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