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Is Dr. Al Sears a scam?

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Dr. Alfred C. Sears, known as Dr. Al Sears, is a medical doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine who claims to specialize in and be certified in anti-aging medicine. The field of anti-aging medicine and its certifications are not recognized by U.S. medical associations and the scientific community, reports CNN.

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The public should avoid doctors who claim to be certified in anti-aging medicine, advises Health.com. Dr. Sears graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies and a medical degree with an unspecified title, according to the Florida Department of Health. He completed his internship in physical medicine and rehabilitation. His official specialties are family medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, which are the focus of his clinic, the Dr. Sears' Center for Health and Wellness, as detailed on Healthgrades. Dr. Sears holds opinions not supported by scientific consensus, suggests the Montreal Gazette. As of July 2015, he has published no peer-reviewed articles in The Journal of the American Medical Association or associated journals.

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