John DeLuca, MD, DC

Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. DeLuca is an alumnus of St. George’s University School of Medicine completing his Internal Medicine residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. DeLuca was a practicing Chiropractic Physician, Board Certified in the areas of Pain Management, Chiropractic Sports Care, and Clinical Nutrition. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. DeLuca is also a graduate of UCLA’s Acupuncture For Physicians program at UCLA.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. DeLuca holds certifications in Hyperbaric Medicine; Pain Management; Nutrition; Strength and Conditioning; and Manipulation Under Anesthesia. He is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group; the Institute of Functional Medicine; the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

As a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. DeLuca has been invited to present numerous lectures and workshops informed by his recognized expertise in the practice of Integrative Medicine and its constituent modalities. A former educator as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dr. DeLuca has instructed hundreds of doctors at Activator Methods International seminars.

In concert with his Internal and Hyperbaric Medicine practice, Dr. DeLuca’s professional commitment to creating optimum health for his patients includes the complementary disciplines of:

  • Hormone and neurological functioning
  • Age Management and Regenerative Medicine
  • Detoxification and Chelation Therapy
  • Sports Medicine and Weight Loss
  • Prevention through Personal Lifestyle Medicine

As an M.D. practicing Integrative Medicine, Dr. DeLuca delivers patient care articulated by Dr. Andrew Weil: “Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.”

With his exceptional breadth of formal education, professional training, and clinical experience, Dr. DeLuca provides his patients with a unique multi-disciplinary approach to their individualized care and treatment plans.


CURRICULUM VITAE: JOHN DELUCA, M.D., D.C.

Education:

St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine, May 2005

Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, GA
Doctor of Chiropractic, September 1990

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Master of Science: Human Nutrition, May 1999

Penn State University, University Park, PA
Bachelors of Science: Nutrition, May 1983


LICENSURE:

  • Florida Board of Medical Examiners
  • Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
  • New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (inactive status)

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate: 2008
  • American Board of Physicians & Surgeons Diplomate: 2018
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Diplomate: 2009
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Diplomate: 1990
  • Certified Chelation Therapy Physician: American College for Advancement in Medicine 2010
  • Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia: National Academy of MUA Physicians 1997
  • American Academy of Pain Management Diplomate: 1995
  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians: Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: 1994

ADVISORY POSITIONS:

  • Clinical Nutrition Certification Board: Certified Clinical Nutritionist: 1994
  • Board Certified in Nutrition: American Chiropractic College of Nutrition: 1995
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association: 1987
  • Advanced Proficiency Rated Practitioner: Activator Methods International: 1993
  • Life Extension Foundation Medical Advisory Board, 2010 to date
  • Keiser University Advisory Board, November 2017 to date

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Keiser University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, January 2017 to date

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:

  • The Advanced PK Protocol
  • Acupuncture for Physicians
  • The NeuroLipid Research Foundation UCLA School of Medicine; 300 hours
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Curriculum Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Institute of Functional Medicine: Frequency Specific Seminars
  • Advanced Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Team Training
  • Certification in Chelation Therapy
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society; 40 hours
  • American College for Advancement in Medicine:
    • Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing,
    • Testing and Monitoring
    • Peripheral Joint and Spinal Injection Course
  • American Academy of Family Physicians NYU Post-Graduate Medical School

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Age Management Medicine Group
  • American College for Advancement in Medicine
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Managing Sports Injuries with the Activator Methods Technique”
  • Today’s Chiropractic, Nov/Dec 1996, pp 52-60.

RESEARCH:

Principal Investigator: Clinical trial CL030A: An open label pilot study to assess the effects of a comprehensive weight management program including the use of Orlistat, Acarbose, Irvingia, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Phase 2), Green Tea, Glucomannon, Omega 3, Metformin, Anastrozole, Dutasteride, Vitamin D3, and Hormone (Estradiol/Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone) Replacement in Individuals who are overweight. Sponsor: Life Extension Foundation


PRESENTED LECTURES:

  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, January 30, 2016
    Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Medicine: Clinical Cases
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, August 30, 2014
    Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach: Attention Deficit Disorder
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, August 31, 2013
    Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach to Low Back Pain
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, August 28, 2010
    Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach: Attention Deficit Disorder
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, August 29, 2009
    CAM Selective: An Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, September 1, 2007
    CAM Selective: A Global View of Complementary Therapies
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, August 30, 2003
    CAM Selective: Chiropractic Medicine: Principles and Practices
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, February 2, 2002
    CAM Selective: Chiropractic Medicine: Principles and Practices

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Medical Director: Peak Potential Integrative Medical Centers, 2018 – present
  • Physician/ CEO: Palm Beach Integrative Medicine, 2009 – 2018
  • Staff Physician: Hyperbaric Services of the Palm Beaches, 2009 – present
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch NJ, 2005 – 2008
  • Team Physician for the Shell Oil Cricket Academy, Grenada, West Indies, 2002 – 2002
  • Private Clinical Chiropractic Practice in Bayonne and Cranford NJ, 1991 – 2000
  • Partner, Advanced and Integrated Pain Management, P.C., Bayonne NJ, 1998 – 2000
  • Permanent Substitute Math and Science Teacher; Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bayonne Board of Education, Bayonne NJ, 1985 – 1987

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society / Director, Secretary, 1995 – 2000
  • Activator Methods, Inc / Associate Clinical Instructor, 1994 – 2005

AWARDS:

  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society, Distinguished Service Award 1996
  • Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Service Award 2015

PRIOR AFFILIATIONS:

  • Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Academy of MUA Physicians
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Foundation for Chiropractic Education & Research
  • American Association of Clinical Nutritionists
  • American College of Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • New York Academy of Science
  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society
  • National Institute of Chiropractic Research
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association