The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center Dept. of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research






Lake Mary Clinic, Gerson Ayurvedic Spa, and Panchakarma Facility: at 635 Primera Blvd. Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Jupiter Medical Center at The Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458, Suite M-117.2




 Telephone: (561) 263-MIND (6463); option 2 (407) 549-2800

Scott Gerson M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda)

Medical Director, Ayurvedic Medicine, Integrative Medicine- Div. Education & Research

Jupiter Medical Center

Your one source for authentic Ayurvedic medicine treatments,
information and research


"Whereas conventional allopathic medicine is largely occupied with the suppression of unpleasant and distressing symptoms, Ayurveda is more directed at correcting the underlying causes and contributory factors. The two medical paradigms if appropriately and wisely implemented can truly complement each other. By combining both medical systems in an integrative approach, the probability of cure is increased."

The above statements which I wrote more than 30 years ago, still epitomize my personal philosophy--now supported by many years of medical study and experience. For centuries, Ayurveda has been re-shaping what wellness looks like through a holistic perspective, focusing on the mind and body as one and inseparable. For more than thirty years, I have offered evidence-based natural interventions for the prevention and recovery from disease in a safe, comfortable environment. Ayurvedic medical consultations aim to identify underlying causes of illness rather than just managing the symptoms. These medical consultations are a different approach to looking at the whole person in an in-depth way, considering your dietary and family history, environmental and lifestyle factors, interpersonal relationships, as well as stressors at home or work. I spend time with you to learn about your personal and medical histories and develop an individualized care plan often made in consultation with your primary care doctor.

I am pleased to announce that after 31 years, The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (GIAM) has shifted its main offices and facilities to Jupiter/West Palm Beach, Florida. I have accepted the appointment of Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, Division of Education and Research at Jupiter Medical Center. It is here that I have the main clinical office for my Ayurvedic Medicine practice.

I will of course continue to offer comprehensive Ayurvedic consultations four to five times a year in New York City for both new and existing clients. I now hold medical licenses in both Florida and New York. In addition, GIAM is recognized by and continues to operate under the auspices of AYUSH (The Department of Ayurvedic, Unani, Sishha, and Homeopathic Medicine)--a division of the Central Government of India.

I will definitely continue my Ayurvedic medical practice in Florida, but will be devoting much my time to Ayurvedic medicinal plant research, teaching Ayurvedic principles, and further clinical studies of various aspects of holistic medicine including of course meditation and Panchakarma, which will continued to be offered at our new home for Panchakarma Services here in Florida.

In my new office at Jupiter Medical Center located within the Calcagnini Mindfulness Center, you’re immediately transported to a Zen-like atmosphere where you can re-energize and focus on wellness. Designed to be both relaxing and environmentally friendly, the center’s natural earth tones, soft lighting, tranquil music, spa-like water wall, the Zen Garden and organic, sustainable design materials create the perfect healing environment and respite from the outside world.

To clarify, though I now live in Florida I have no intention of closing my practice in New York for now. I will continue to return to New York until such time as there are not sufficient patients wishing to consult with me to support my activities. I will return to the New York area four to five times a year and continue to consult with individuals in a non-medical capacity purely as an Ayurvedic consultant. This is solely due to the exhorbitantly high cost of physician's medical malpractice insurance in New York State for physicians who work there only part time. What this means is that you will not be able to apply your health insurance to get reimbursed for your Ayurvedic consultations in New York. Everything else is the same.

You are all welcome to travel to Florida and consult with me here in my full medical capacity because physican's medical malpractice insurance in Florida is much less costly and not mandatory.

Great news! If you are a Florida resident you can use your health insurance to be reimbursed for all or part of your consultation with Dr. Gerson in Florida. Dr. Gerson is an out-of-network provider. We collect all fees at the time of service and provide you with a detailed invoice (or “superbill”) for you to send to your insurance company. Most patients receive reimbursement for a significant portion of their out of pocket costs. Massage oils, herbal medicines, and panchakarma therapies are not covered.

Further details are provided in the "circle links" below and in the other links on this page which will be frequently updated as new information becomes available.


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The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine is located in Jupiter/West Palm Beach, Florida. This is where Dr. Scott Gerson, MD, M. Phil. (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) moved in 2015 after having his private medical practice and research activities in New York for over thirty years. Dr. Gerson is the Western world's foremost authority on the clinical use of Ayurvedic medicine in the treatment of difficult medical diagnoses. Dr. Gerson is a devoted and authentic vaidya (Ayurvedic scholar) and professor who received his training at the Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya (Pune, India), lives an Ayurvedic lifestyle and still travels to India frequently....

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