What Clinician's Mastermind Circle (CMC) Members & Graduates Are Saying


Dr Michael Forman, DOM, AP

Miami, Florida

"If you want to integrate nutrition into your practice and need to step up your level of understanding and practical application with your patients, I cannot not think of any way better than Dr Michael Gaeta’s Mentoring Program. I highly recommend it. Michael, I thank you and more importantly, my patients thank you for the loving and invaluable education you have given me. I will always be grateful.” 


Heather Lahdenpera, LAc, MPT, MTOM, Dipl. OM

Fort Collins, CO

“My confidence in my practice has grown immensely with Michael’s help. Through this Program, I have a wider knowledge base regarding herbs and supplements to use for more effective treatment. My patient outcomes have improved with my increased knowledge and confidence and my practice has grown as a result. I am very grateful that I am able to learn from Michael Gaeta. I highly recommend him, and hope others may learn from this excellent teacher.”

Amy Olson, LAc


I deeply appreciate the group calls. Your Mentoring Program is so wonderful. I appreciate every moment of it.

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Dr Brenda Sahlin, DC

Ocean, New Jersey

“When I learned that Michael Gaeta had a mentoring program, I jumped right in. After attending several of his seminars I knew that I wanted and needed more of his vast knowledge in the field of herbs and nutrition, so I can give my patients what they need and deserve.

After less than two months of working with Michael, I have taken what I thought were good protocols to amazing protocols, which are making positive changes faster. It is so comforting to know that I can get my tough cases solved and my questions answered in a group mentoring session by phone. I do not have the words to express how knowledgeable, intuitive and giving Michael Gaeta is. I am just grateful that I have the opportunity to learn from him, right now, when my patients need me the most. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

With deep sadness, we mourn the passing of Dr Sahlin in 2018. And we celebrate her life, as she was a great blessing to so many. - M



Lishanna Emmert

"I have gotten so much out of this program! I am up to 40 patients a week, at two and a half days in the treatment room. I have subscriptions in place, and have had three patients pay a year in advance. I have new patient packets with the basic handouts, and a library of others, with email templates to address common protocols and concerns, and I am READY to delve back into the curriculum and clinical aspect of this journey."

Ida Mat Aris, MS, LAc

Chino, CA

“Last year I was looking for a Functional Medicine program to enroll into. I know that there are several in the market and I was about to sign up with one of them. I am so glad that I did not enroll in any of the others. I attended Dr Michael's lecture for the first time in Oct 2015, and was very impressed with his knowledge, generosity and kindness. I was intrigued about his year-long Gaeta Mastermind Circle Program in natural functional medicine, and I decided to start in Jan 2016. I really look forward to my teleconferences with Michael and the group.

Our Mastermind teleconference calls have deepened my knowledge and also piqued my interest to study more. The questions brought up by each participant have been very beneficial to my learning process. The MAJOR plus is that Michael is also an Acupuncturist, and his knowledge of integrating whole foods supplements with Chinese herbs have helped me improve my diagnostic and treatment skills.

Since I started the Program, I noticed that my monthly gross receipts and patient volume have increased. The calls have given me clarity, guidance, and moral support.

I have been in private practice for 10 years, and I am dedicating this year for professional growth and year of celebration. So far the Mastermind Program has helped me grow professionally, and I always celebrate with a dance every week when I see more patients!”

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Dr Sherry L Bresnahan, DC

Chicago, IL

"I have grown as a person, a doctor, and a business owner due to the year I have spent with Dr. Michael Gaeta. I have personally benefitted from Dr G's mentoring program by having someone give me suggestions to consider that I may not have thought about. For example, I retired from my 16-year teaching position at a college to free up time much needed elsewhere – in my personal life and practice. On my own, I was unable to give myself permission to stop teaching, but after considering Michael's insights, I easily could do it.

Thank you, Michael, for this Program! I love the fact that you strongly put the person first, then the relationship, then the treatment. Intention is SO powerful. You are a joy to work with."

Dr Sherry did such a great job applying what she learned in the CMC Program, that her practice revenues tripled within nine months of starting the Program. Bravo, Sherry! - M

Dr Karen Hearn-Abbott, OMD, LAc

Toluca Lake, California

"Thank you, Michael, for your awesome teaching and specific help. I’ve been in the mentoring program for about one month and have already seen my effectiveness and receipts increasing dramatically!”



Dr Carolyn Maxfield, DC

Brentwood, Tennessee

Michael, I took the day off from going in to the office and dedicated my day to learning and really spending time to focus truly on how to make my practice better and give back to my patients even more. I spent most of the day listening to your seminars and I just wanted to say thank you. I know how much it means to me when patients take time out of their day to say thank you or write and email or note, and I wanted to do the same for you. Your lectures and notes have been so helpful and keep me motivated, because some days get draining when you hear how terrible people feel all the time. Thank you again for the great mentoring program and calls. It helps sooo much! And gets me excited to learn and reinforce protocols with patients! So I just wanted to say thank you and my day off was well worth it!! I hope you had a great Wednesday like I did!

Charlotte Watts LAc, MSTCM, Dipl Ac

Fort Collins, Colorado

"In the past I have paid many thousands of dollars for programs that weren’t as helpful as yours. I can’t tell you how valuable you are to me and my patients. Since I’ve started working with you just four months ago, adding nutritional protocols with my acupuncture treatments, my income has increased by $30,000 a year! In addition, my patients feel better quicker, so I’ve been getting more referrals, and have my patients coming back on a monthly or quarterly basis to re-evaluate their nutritional protocol as well. Your services are invaluable to me, and I am so thankful! So not only have you helped me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you’ve helped me financially!

Update: My practice income has now quadrupled since joining your Mastermind Circle 14 months ago. It’s fantastic!

If anyone has the opportunity to join your mentoring group and doesn’t, they are missing out on an amazing, life-changing experience."


Dr Elena Klimenko, MD

New York, NY

I feel so privileged to learn from you in the Mentoring Program, and implement what I learn to my clinical practice. I can see the results of your learned protocols and recommendations. Thank you for all the intense work you are doing.”

“In the last year I have had what I would call an awakening. My desire to learn more and more has been kindled over the last year and I have your program to thank for a lot of that.

After graduating school, I feel like I needed a school hiatus.  I unfortunately had an associate job with a company that really stifled me and did not encourage me to grow as a physician or as a person.  I left that position over a year ago in September and started my own practice, and then just five months after that decided to go back to school for functional medicine with your program.  It was a difficult undertaking to find the time to do class and the necessary time to study and learn.  On top of all that trying to learn how to implement this new, in-depth way of treating my patients. 

All that being said, I feel like I have learned more in this past year than I had in the first 5 years of being in practice.  I started my practice with about 600 patients that followed me.  One year later I have 1200 patients, and close to half of them come to see me for functional medicine issues.  I grossed over $40K in supplement sales, that doesn't include office visits (or the free care that I do on a weekly basis). 

The best thing about your program for me was the organization. I felt like a desert traveler and you had gathered up all the water around and placed them in easily drinkable glasses. Organization is not my strong suit, but a thirst for knowledge I am not lacking. I want to deeply thank you for the countless hours I know that you have spent putting together all of this information. I was never without ample amounts of easy access knowledge it was just up to me to put in the time.

I have exceeded all of the goals that I had set for this first year. I have exceeded them by a lot, and I do not believe that I made the common mistake of underestimating what actually could happen. I now have a problem with outgrowing my building faster than my lease is up and I am hiring a new doctor this summer.

I just thought you would like to know your hard work is so greatly appreciated here in Fort Wayne. You have greatly changed my life and because of it I have changed thousands of lives.  Your reach exponentiates every day. And that is a life well lived.”

- Dr Caleb Suciu, DC, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Member Comments on the CMC Online Curriculum:

From Dr William Cirino, DC:
On How to Speak with Patients: Ideas for Good Patient Education & Communication: "Finished Month One! Amazing amount of great material Michael. Certainly a foundational place to build up upon and grow. Will set up the ENA premium subscription, and look forward to showing my patients ENA videos of the wise sage who I'm mentoring with.

On Inner & Outer Identity & Purpose: "Quite an amazing section Michael. The world needs to read this material and try to apply it to their lives. Thank you for sharing this with us. Much to reflect on."

On Wholism vs Reductionism: "Pretty interesting statements from Dr. Angell. Good stuff!"

On Core Patient Care: "I was a chiro baby no vaccines no meds no additives no preservatives no notthing! So this is my lifestyle and I try to get Pts to get closer to that. Have not asked pts to bring it all in but will start now. Also love "the box" idea. Should get every pt on one box according to their needs. Might be a good gift idea to promote to pts for the holidays. Two types of cleanse protocols sounds good as 21 days for some pts is too long. Love the magnificent seven and the idea to a give supp tray to every patient - thanks!"

On Natural vs Synthetic Vitamins: "Love your handouts for new patients. Excellent greatly needed tools to use. Multa Grazie!"