PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- doTERRA, the world's leading global essential oils company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brannick Riggs to its corporate administration team as vice president of healthcare initiatives and chief medical director of doTERRA's medical clinic. Riggs, who has served on doTERRA's medical advisory board for five years, will continue to practice medicine while advancing the work doTERRA has already begun in research and healthcare in this newly created position.
"Dr. Riggs will lead doTERRA's new healthcare clinic that assimilates western medicine with integrative health practices," said David Stirling, doTERRA founder and CEO. "With over 15 years of medical experience, we can't imagine someone more prepared or qualified to assist us than Dr. Riggs. We look forward to all the good he will do for our company, our Wellness Advocates, and the future of healthcare."
While serving on the company's medical advisory board, Dr. Riggs made major contributions to doTERRA's research and education initiatives. Prior to joining doTERRA, Dr. Riggs taught as an associate professor at the University of Utah College of Medicine, practiced as a physician and partner at Revere Health, and served as Revere Health's Medical Director of the Northern Utah Region. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
While studying at Arizona, he received training in integrative medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil, an internationally recognized expert in this field. He is passionate about marrying modern medicine with essential oils, proper nutrition, and exercise. He enjoys using essential oils in his personal and family life, teaching individuals and healthcare professionals about them, and conducting research in this field.
"The work we are doing at doTERRA is on the cutting edge of healthcare in the United States, and I'm excited to be on the forefront of change in medicine," Dr. Riggs said. "I'm honored to help design doTERRA's new state of the art clinic, continue practicing medicine, and work with Dr. David Hill to teach healthcare professionals around the world how to better care for their patients."
doTERRA is the world leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing CPTG® essential oils through a global network of more than 3 million independent direct-sale distributors, known as Wellness Advocates, and wholesale customers. doTERRA, the Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth," sets the standard for essential oils by providing to its customers the most tested and most trusted oils and having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products for the home. For more information, visit www.doterra.com.