PALM BEACH, FL – 08/24/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Natalie W. Geary, MD., F.A.A.P, Owner and President of Private Pediatrics of Palm Beach was named “Humanitarian of the Year” for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 person is selected for the Humanitarian of the Year. The Humanitarian of the Year is an award that is given for an individual’s outstanding commitment and contributions to society. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Dr. Geary for her philanthropic efforts and dedication. Dr. Geary is a woman who steps away from her busy Pediatric Office and is a woman who has given selflessly and worked tirelessly to better the lives of others and society at large.
Dr. Geary is being recognized for this honor for having over three decades of professional experience and for her travels around the world to promote children’s health and to help the underserved populations. She has provided visionary leadership in training and practicing Ayurvedic Medicine and worked in foreign lands for the betterment of the communities. Her expertise is infusing proper nutrition among the youth of the world.
Dr. Geary will be honored for this achievement at the 2017 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala being held at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, NYC. She will be presented with the Crystal Globe engraved piece for her global travels to do nonprofit work. For several years Dr. Geary practiced pediatrics in New York City hospitals and then moved to New Mexico (one of the poorest states in America at that time), to work in a hospital-based clinic and she founded a nonprofit organization known as Mobile Pediatrics. Dr. Geary traveled into small towns of New Mexico to screen children and give them vaccines and she set up portable clinics in schools, post offices and any place where it was possible to serve the children of the area. When she moved back to NY she opened her practice and travelled to India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Republic of Malawi where she opened a clinic for children orphaned by AIDS. Being a busy Mother of 3, Doctor, Advocate for children all around the world, and Owner of a very busy practice in NY, Dr. Geary decided to relocate to Miami where she accepted a position as Director of Executive Medicine at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Dr. Geary for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. She has devoted her life’s work to better the health and lives of children all over the world and she selflessly gives back with her humanitarian efforts. She is brilliant, beautiful, bold and she is just the whole package and we are honored to recognize her for her amazing work. We are looking forward to spending time with her at this year’s gala.”
Dr. Geary started her studies in the field of medical anthropology at Harvard University, where it was still relatively in its infancy stage. Modern Medical Anthropology is defined as the study of human health and disease, health care systems and biocultural adaptation. This study was developed in the 60’s and 70’s and analyzes how culture and society are related to issues of health, health care and related issues. While studying at Harvard, Dr. Geary did her thesis research on the comparison of the health care beliefs and utilization practices in cancer patients. She received her medical anthropology degree from Harvard University and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From there, she went on to complete her residency at New York University’s Bellevue Hospital Center.
Throughout her illustrious career Dr. Geary has received numerous awards and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and her commitment to the profession. In 2014 she was selected as Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. In 2015 she was selected as Pinnacle Professional of the Year by Continental Who’s Who and in 2016 graced the front cover of Inner Circle Executive Magazine. For 2017 selected as Top Pediatrician of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals and now selected for the Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2018. Dr. Geary sits on the Committees of International Health, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Adolescent Health. Dr. Geary also sits on the Board of Directors of the Katie Ford Foundation; Medical Society of NY and Medical Society of Florida. Dr. Geary is also the founder of charities such as ONCALL4KIDS and she is a former member of the board of directors for Containers 2 Clinics (C2C).
Aside from her great achievements, accolades and success, Dr. Geary is also an internationally renowned sought after speaker & author. Often contributing to articles and research, Dr. Geary is regarded as a knowledgeable and respected figure on these topics. She is author of The Food Cure for Kids: A Nutritional Approach to Your Child’s Wellness” which is a book that explains how nutritional imbalance can dramatically effect a child’s health and also highlights the difference of allergies and dietary intolerance. Dr. Geary also co-authored the book, The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution, which is a book that explains how gluten is hard to digest found in wheat and grains and how some people’s sensitivity to this protein can make it hard for them to lose weight. A true Innovator, Dr. Geary also created vedaPURE brand, which is an alternative nature pure skincare system. The collection of skincare products are made with organic plant, fruit extracts and soothing oils and have drawn in high profile clients such as Mariska Hargitay and Liv Tyler.
For more information on Dr. Geary please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-geary-b0a57011b/
Watch her video https://youtu.be/LaBGkmeRm-Y
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