Practitioners

doTERRA’s team of medical advisors collaborates with prominent universities and medical communities to develop groundbreaking research on essential oils and their application.

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Forging The
Future

Collaborating with many of the top universities and independent facilities in the world, doTERRA is at the forefront of essential oil science.

Medical
Partnerships

doTERRA’s dedication to working with modern healthcare has led to growing partnerships with world-renowned medical facilities. These facilities use doTERRA essential oils every day to improve outcomes for patients and the work environment for the staff. The medical partnerships empower doTERRA to discover more effective and safe uses of essential oils as complements to modern medicine.

University
Partnerships

doTERRA also supports many clinics and universities who approach us with study proposals in the field of essential oil and related natural products research. Dr. Hill and his team are managing 113 relationships with leading research universities, clinical structures, and hospitals around the world.

Medical Advisory Board

doTERRA has assembled a medical advisory board of top experts in fields ranging from dentistry to orthopedic surgery. doTERRA works directly with these healthcare professionals and the larger medical community in developing and advancing the uses of essential oils in clinical environments.

Dr. David Hill, D.C

Founding Executive, Chief Medical Officer / Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. David Hill, D.C

For many years Dr. David Hill, D.C. has utilized the benefits of essential oils in modern health practices, and as a physician he is a well-known expert in essential oils and integrative medicine. Dr. Hill partners with physicians and hospitals around the world defining and establishing the medical integration and use of essential oils in modern health practices. He fosters education and advances in essential oil science through a number of university and research affiliations providing cutting edge science for essential oil users. He is a frequent guest on many radio and television shows and has authored a number of books and other publications. Dr. Hill stands at the head of a new era dedicated to empowering others to take control of their own health.

Dr. Brannick Riggs, MD

VP of Healthcare Initiatives

Dr. Brannick Riggs, MD

Dr. Brannick Riggs has been practicing medicine for 13 years. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson while receiving some of his training in complementary and alternative medicine. He specializes in Family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He currently practices in Utah and enjoys using the oils in his home and integrating them into his practice to bless the lives of his patients. Dr. Riggs is currently partnering with doTERRA in an effort to provide volunteer service with essential oils and hospice.

Dr. Paul Winterton, MD

Board Member

Dr. Paul Winterton, MD

Paul W. Winterton is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1993 and completed his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1998. Following residency he completed two fellowships at The Institute For Bone and Joint Disorders in shoulder and knee reconstructive surgery/sports medicine, as well as foot and ankle reconstruction in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. James Geiger, MD

Board Member

Dr. James Geiger, MD

Dr. Geiger has been an anesthesiologist since 1986. He graduated from the University of San Francisco and worked in a San Francisco hospital doing cardiac anesthesia for his father who is a retired cardiothoracic surgeon.

Dr. Joshua Yorgason, MD

Board Member

Dr. Joshua Yorgason, MD

Dr. Yorgason, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, is an ear, nose and throat surgeon. He obtained his medical degree at Columbia University in New York, and did his residency at the University of Utah. He has been involved in research of drug toxicity and hearing restoration in Los Angeles at the prestigious House Ear Institute, and at the University of Utah. He obtained further fellowship training in ear surgery at the University of Minnesota, and now works in Bismarck, North Dakota for Sanford Health as a cochlear implant surgeon and hearing and balance specialist

Dr. Jessica Herzog, MD, FAAP, ABHIM

Board Member

Dr. Jessica Herzog, MD, FAAP, ABHIM

Dr. Herzog is a board certified Holistic Integrative Medicine physician and pediatrician who is devoted to true wellness. She currently practices in York, PA and lives with her husband and three children in Baltimore County, Maryland. She completed her undergraduate degree, medical doctorate, and pediatric residency at the University of Maryland. During her studies, she was involved in research at the NIH and the University of Maryland, and although she loved the basic science, she found her true calling at the bedside of sick newborns and children. She has worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Maryland, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Wellness is a lifestyle that she demonstrates and teaches to her family, friends, patients and their families, medical students, residents, and colleagues. She is a daily user of doTERRA essential oils. She believes that essential oils are a modern miracle of medicine that will continue to shape healthcare worldwide.

Dr. Gregory Woodfill, DO

Board Member

Dr. Gregory Woodfill, DO

Dr. Gregory L. Woodfill is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. He completed his medical training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology there in 2001. Dr. Woodfill was elected chief resident from 2000–2001 and educated medical students as clinical faculty at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1998-2002. Upon completion of residency, he developed the women’s health program at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and served as Department Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2001–2008. He has previously served as Department Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wythe County Community Hospital and as Division Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wilmington Health Associates. He currently lives in Wilmington, NC, where he performs a full scope of practice with emphasis in minimally invasive office procedures, advanced laparoscopy and urogynecology. He also provides clinical education to the residents at SEAHEC where he was honored to be elected Professor of the Year in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014-2015.

Dr. Amy Wolthoff, MD

Board Member

Dr. Amy Wolthoff, MD

Dr. Amy Wolthoff grew up in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). In 2009, she received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Wolthoff completed her internship year of Internal Medicine at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas. She then joined the Department of Dermatology at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she received the Resident Leadership Award for recognition in superior leadership qualities, professionalism, teamwork and dedication to the residency program. She completed her Dermatology Board Exam and became Board Certified in Dermatology July 2013.

Dr. Andrew Gough, DO

Board Member

Dr. Andrew Gough, DO

Dr. Andrew Gough was born and raised in England to parents who both practiced medicine and believed in the effectiveness of alternative medicine. He completed a Sports Science degree from Chelmsford College before moving to the States where he graduated with honors from BYU-Idaho where he studied psychology and chemistry. Dr Gough graduated from the founding school of Osteopathic Medicine, Andrew Taylor Still University, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in the St. Joseph Hospital System in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Robin Fawcett, MD

Board Member

Dr. Robin Fawcett, MD

Dr. Robin Fawcett is a family doctor with a special interest in integrative medicine and essential oils. Born in the United States, she now practices as a general practitioner in the United Kingdom. Dr. Fawcett completed her undergraduate degree and MD at Duke University, and she received an MA in the History of Medicine from University College London. A member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Fawcett also speaks at public events (including TEDx) to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles and our connection to the natural world.