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Meet Dr. Pearson

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Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Industrial Medicine

Family Medicine

Raised in New Jersey, Dr. Pearson graduated from Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania, and received his Osteopathic medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Missouri, in 1983. He returned to the NYC metropolitan region to complete a rotating internship and residency program. Dr. Pearson earned his board certification in 1986 from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and practiced in northern New Jersey until moving to San Diego in 1988.

In 1991, Dr. Pearson was honored to receive the Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Practice and the Patient Care magazine cover Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He joined the Board of Editors of Patient Care magazine in 1993, and it's sister publication, Medical Economics a little later, regularly contributing articles to these journals devoted to primary care physicians. Dr. Pearson also holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Pomona, CA) and also trains medical students from the University of California at San Diego Medical School. He is a popular mentor for medical students, interns, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from these and other national medical institutions.

With the exception of obstetrics, Dr. Pearson practices the full range of family practice including minor office surgery and surgical assisting at local hospitals and surgery centers. In addition, he is skilled at Osteopathic manipulative techniques (OMT). He enjoys treating children of all ages - even when they hit 104 years! He has served as medical director for several nursing homes in the North County region. He is also a volunteer speaker for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. In 2002, he accepted an invitation to sit on the Board of Directors of The Elizabeth Hospice.

Treating all of his patients like family, Dr. Pearson is well known for his caring manner, and his ability to keep patients relaxed and at ease with his sense of humor. He is a member in good standing of the San Diego County Medical Society and California Medical Association, as well as the San Diego Osteopathic Medical Association, Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Pearson enjoys writing/playing music, magic, improv comedy, clowning, outdoor activities (archery/3D Bow hunting, hiking/camping/fly-fishing), and pretending to be an Iron Chef

 

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Sports Medicine

Taking care of active individuals of all ages and abilities has always been a large part of Dr. Pearson’s practices. He is a member of several prominent sports medicine professional organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine (AOASM). Dr. Pearson successfully passed the examination granting him the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (1995), and was honored with the designation of Fellow in the AOASM in 1998.

Dr. Pearson has served as the team physician for several high schools over the years and has been the Head Team Physician for Rancho Bernardo High School since 1994. In addition to other area high schools, he also provides volunteer sports medical services for the athletes at Palomar College and California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM).  Dr. Pearson wrote and edited The High School Coaches Newsletter for five years, which he distributed freely to local high school coaches. He has served as an event physician for the California State Games, Suzuki Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships, Senior Olympics and Buick PGA Tour, just to mention a few. In addition, Dr. Pearson has served as the Medical Consultant for the world renowned Golden Door spa, in Escondido, since 1993.

In August  2004, Dr. Pearson served as a volunteer staff physician at the United States Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs. For his own fitness, he can frequently be found running the trails in the early morning haze around Lake Hodges along with his dog, Apollo, or at the local gym. 

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Industrial Medicine

Treating injured workers like his athletes made sense to Dr. Pearson, hence, when two of his colleagues decided to start up an industrial clinic, he suggested this approach and the Industrial & Sports Medical Center was created in 1990. He served as the primary care treating physician (PCTP) for this San Marcos clinic until 1998.

Dr. Pearson has had the privilege of caring for over 1000 clients of all sizes - from small mom ’n pop shops to large companies and local municipalities. He has served as the PCTP for the following companies: U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, and U.P.S.; San Marcos and Escondido Unified School Districts; Palomar College; City of San Marcos; Palomar-Pomerado Health System; Escondido Disposal; San Diego Wild Animal Park; Lawrence Welk Resort, Vallecitos Water District; Costco; Home Depot; Osmonics/Desalination systems; Joseph Webb Foods; Vons, Lucky, Ralph's & Albertsons supermarkets, Superior Ready Mix; San Diego Union-Tribune, North County Times; Remedy Temps, and many others in diverse fields.

He has contributed articles on injury prevention for the San Diego Business Journal and the San Diego Workers Compensation Forum Newsletter. Dr. Pearson also speaks on the treatment and prevention of industrial injuries for local companies. In order to help educate family physicians and general internists how to approach industrial injuries and illnesses, he co-edited a special issue of Patient Care magazine devoted solely to occupational medicine. He also serves as the medical claims consultant for The Zenith Insurance Company, performing independent reviews of Workers’ Compensation claims. Dr. Pearson is very computer savvy. He has a great deal of experience with ergonomic issues and repetitive motion syndromes. He also served as the "Digital Doc" for the Microsoft Network (MSN) for five years, educating internet surfers on a wide range of general medical conditions. 

[Note: Effective August 2005, we no longer treat occupational injuries under the Workers Compensation system. Please refer to "Latest News"  (Sept 2005) for full details.]

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