Vital Plan’s Health Advisory Board works with our team on all product development, education programs, and customer support processes to make sure we are providing our community with the most scientifically accurate, effective, safe, and helpful products and information possible. In our effort to be part of the movement to revolutionize healthcare, we value the diverse personal and clinical experience and education each board member brings to the table; their new ideas create a healthy dialogue to help us optimize everything we do.
Bill Rawls, MD
Dr. Rawls is the co-founder and medical director of Vital Plan and RawlsMD.com. With more than 30 years of practice working with patients, and extensive experience resolving his own health issues, he is a passionate advocate for using natural and holistic solutions to address and overcome the root factors that disrupt health. Dr. Rawls believes we live in a unique time where we can access the global wisdom of our ancestors about plants, foods, and lifestyle practices that has been passed down for millennia, and combine it with modern science in order to achieve optimal wellness.
Dr. Rawls works closely with the entire Vital Plan team on the products, education, and support we provide, and he plays a pivotal role in ensuring our offerings are equal parts effective, simple, and accessible so that anyone can adopt them into their lives. In addition, Dr. Rawls spends much of his time writing, researching, and public speaking to help spread the word about holistic health and the best uses for herbal therapies. You can read more about Dr. Rawls’ story and the founding of Vital Plan here.
Joanne (“JP”) Pizzino, MD, MPH, FACOEM
“Dr. JP” is diplomate-certified in Integrative Medicine, board-certified in Preventive/Occupational Medicine, and she has a Master of Public Health. She was board-certified in Family Medicine for 24 years. She is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She has helped empower people to heal themselves through Integrative Medicine since 1997.
Dr. JP approaches health care from a holistic paradigm that integrates mind, body, and spirit in healing. In addition to more than 20 years of clinical experience in treating occupational health concerns and other ambulatory problems, she now practices Integrative Medicine utilizing a variety of complementary and alternative therapies, including Medical Acupuncture, Reiki, Interactive Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine, condition-specific nutrition, vibrational medicine, and botanical medicine. Dr. JP’s special interest is enhancing the effectiveness of allopathic therapies with mind-body and spiritual techniques. Her avocations include a passion for exploring the world’s cultures, and the land and seas that surround them.
Singar Jagadeesan, MD
Dr. Jagadeesan (a.k.a. Dr. Jag) is a medical doctor who is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine. Dr. Jag has a long-standing passion for integrating holistic therapy with conventional medicine, and he regularly recommends herbs, dietary changes, and lifestyle enhancements to his patients. Currently the director of the Wake Sleep Clinic in Raleigh, N.C. and a Neurohospitalist in Charlotte, Dr. Jag has been working to improve his patients’ sleep, cognitive, and overall health for the past 15 years. Dr. Jag was instrumental in creating our sleep and stress oriented products and education, and has been on Vital Plan’s health advisory board since the company was founded in 2008.