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Dr. Jeffrey K. Pearson and his wife Laurie of Medicine in Motion Family & Sports Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey K. Pearson and his wife Laurie, owners of Medicine in Motion Family & Sports Medicine in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo
Faces of North County 2022

Faces of Family & Sports Medicine: Jeffrey & Laurie Pearson, Medicine in Motion

Funny Doctor. Serious Medicine.

In the three years since opening their Medicine in Motion: Family and Sports Medicine office in the heart of Carlsbad Village, Dr. Jeffrey Pearson and his wife, Laurie, have established a reputation for providing quality personalized care for patients. With well over a hundred five-star reviews, they’ve proven that visits to a physician do not have to be scary and that their motto “Funny Doctor, Serious Medicine” is well-earned.

Dr. Pearson is a Board-Certified Family Physician subspecializing in Sports Medicine, with over 35 years of experience.

He’s worked with athletes of all levels including serving as a volunteer physician with the United States Olympic Organization, helping to prepare the Paralympians for the 2004 Games in Athens.

He also served as the Medical Consultant for the world-renowned Golden Door Spa for 25 years, providing care for easily recognizable names in the entertainment industry, political, and financial worlds.

Locally, he was the Medical Director for the Carlsbad 5K races for many years.

Dr. Pearson’s osteopathic medical training leads many patients to consider Medicine in Motion as their one-stop for most medical needs. 

This is because, aside from his classic medical and surgical training, Dr. Pearson is skilled at Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, so patients no longer must bounce between both an M.D. and a chiropractor – Dr. Pearson offers the best of both.

He is also a well-respected educator. Professionally, Dr. Pearson has sat on the Boards of Editors for Patient Care and Medical Economics magazines and has been a popular and much sought-after trainer of students from various disciplines (D.O., M.D., N.P., and P.A.) for the past 30 years.

Dr. Pearson believes that it’s important for his patients to have a thorough understanding of their conditions.

He was the national recipient of The Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

He feels particularly strong about discussing issues about which many physicians are often reluctant to deal such as the importance of hormone replacement therapy (for men and women) and the appropriate use of medicinal cannabis. There are excellent patient education handouts on these and other topics available on their website.

Both Dr. Pearson and Laurie Pearson truly enjoy working with senior patients.

Dr. Pearson served as the Medical Director for two large skilled nursing facilities and made frequent house calls.

Laurie Pearson came from a background of working with hospice and is a senior placement specialist, assisting seniors to find residences when they can no longer remain in their own homes. Together, they also help patients navigate the often-confusing health care systems.

Laurie Pearson is the perfect companion in practice and her wonderful laugh can be heard throughout the office.

When not dealing with administrative matters she, too, may entertain patients with a joke or a magic trick!

With backgrounds in improvisation comedy and magic, they both donate time to entertain for local charity fundraisers.

Dr. Pearson also provides humanitarian care on a bi-monthly basis to Central American refugees who are living in shelters in Tijuana.

Aware of the unnecessary complexities and confusion inherent in the American healthcare system, the Pearsons do their best to keep charges reasonable for cash patients, e.g. uninsured and/or those with high deductibles.

According to the Fair Health Organization, their cash charges are typically less than 50% of what most practices charge for insurance patients.

They participate in Medicare and Tricare, as well as most PPO plans.  Sorry, no HMOs or “straight” Medi-Cal; they do accept “Medi-Medi” patients.

Please note that Medicine in Motion shares office space with Carlsbad Chiropractic and Richard Wolf, MD (Endocrinology) so in these pandemic times, masks are required to be worn in the common areas of the office.

All their staff members are vaccinated and boosted.

Patients who are likewise may remove their masks once back in the examination room.

A final thing: please remember to bring a joke to your visit. (Consider yourself warned… they are NOT a normal practice!)

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