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Dr. Joe Raphael understands that life gets in the way, presenting difficulties in adhering to a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Joe is an authority in lifestyle medical services integrating  nutrition, weight management, fitness, behavioral change, stress reduction and chronic disease prevention.  He utilizes a solution focused orientation providing support and practical feedback to help clients believe that they can address their challenges.  He integrates methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  He created Dr. Joe on Call as a comprehensive set of medical lifestyle services advocating that Lifestyle as medicine is a tool for prevention.  He is available to individuals,couples, groups and families. He also consults with corporations and professional organizations nationwide.  He is available to travel and be at any given location at anytime.  He received his MA in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and went on to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a DrPH Doctorate in Clinical Preventive Care and an MBA in Business Administration. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Board Certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Master. Dr. Joe is an active participant with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Healthcare Executives and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist.

Prior to opening his own private practice, Dr. Joe spent fifteen years as a consultant, building Lifestyle Medicine into existing medical offices. He currently works alongside a Gastroenterologist, Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Ear Nose and Throat Specialist, OB GYN and plastic surgeons.

Dr. Joe has lectured at medical conferences, church groups, corporations and professional organizations. His passion is discussing the integration of nutrition, exercise, behavior change and prevention towards sustainable change.

Dr. Joe has done post-doctoral studies in neuropsychology and crisis resolution. He has been featured on ABC, ESPN, FORBES and KTLA-5.  He contributes articles to UPENN Wharton School of Business and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  

He has over 15 years of lifestyle medicine experience using integrative therapies to reduce chronic disease. He has over 10 years in helping professionals build a successful practice.