- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Attachment Parenting
- Family Nutrition
- Family Wellness
James M. Sears, MD or "Dr. Jim," as he is known in the office, is a board-certified Pediatrician in private practice with his father and brother in Southern California. Dr. Jim has two children ~ a 16-year-old actress/ballerina/history buff, Lea, and 12-year-old Jedi Knight/bike stunt rider/Lego enthusiast, Jonathan.
Dr Jim is a co-host on the Dr. Phil hit spin-off series called, THE DOCTORS! which premiered Monday, September 8th. THE DOCTORS! is a nationally syndicated hour-long daily talk show that is informative and entertaining!. Dr Jim is very excited to be hosting this show along with three other doctors.
Dr. Jim earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Tod Children's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio in 1999. During his residency, he received the honor of "emergency medicine resident of the year."
Dr Jim has been featured on Parenting.com's "Ask the Experts," and has written for Parenting and BabyTalk magazine. Dr Sears' medical advice has been featured on "Dr. Phil" and the PBS parenting series, "Help Me Grow." He is an active contributor to the content of AskDrSears.com, and is co-author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood (Little, Brown 2006), Father's First Steps - Twenty-Five Things Every New Father Should Know, (Harvard Common Press 2006). The Premature Baby Book (Little, Brown 2004), The Baby Sleep Book (Little, Brown 2006) and the best selling The Baby Book - Revised Edition (Little, Brown 2003).
Dr. Jim frequently travels the country speaking about the importance of good family nutrition. In his entertaining lectures, he shares many of the nutritional changes that keep his family healthy and helped him lose over 40 pounds! He is most passionate about the vital role that nutrition plays in a variety of medical and behavioral problems.
Dr. Jim's personal passions include endurance cycling, triathlon, sailboat racing and musical theater with his daughter, Lea. His favorite role has been Harold Hill in "The Music Man". Other recent productions include "Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat" (French brother), "The Wizard of Oz" (Cowardly Lion), "Annie" (Rooster), "Fiddler on the Roof" (Lazar Wolf) "Oliver! (Mr. Bumble) and Big River (King). In his free time, Dr. Jim enjoys snow skiing, hiking, and mountain biking (especially during a beautiful sunrise!).