Osteopathic Medical Arts Center (OMAC) of South Florida was founded with the belief that the body is more than the sum of its parts, and harmony in systemic function is essential for overall health.
OMAC brings together the old and new teachings of osteopathic medicine in an environment centered around mind, body, spirit healing; where health and wellness can thrive and where disease can be mitigated.
Our team of passionate and dedicated medical professionals strive to achieve optimal body performance, as well as proper structure, and function to keep our patients healthy, balanced, and well.
DO, AOBNMM, AAHIVS
Dr. Serge Gardere is passionate about restoring optimal health and well-being through osteopathic medicine and is the founder of the Osteopathic Medical Arts Center of South Florida. Dr. Gardere treats all facets of somatic dysfunction, back pain, neck pain, neuropathy, and joint pain. As a true osteopathic physician, Dr. Gardere believes that mind, body, and spirit work together in harmony to achieve homeostasis.
Dr. Gardere earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2010 from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then fulfilled his internship at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital in Long Island, NY, where he studied general medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Afterwards, he moved back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale where he completed a dual residency program at Larkin Hospital, Miami, FL. He became certified by the American Osteopathic Association in Family Medicine in 2015 and in 2016 he became certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He also holds special certifications in HIV Medicine and Medicinal Cannabis.
As a specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Gardere incorporates osteopathic manipulative medicine including high-velocity low-amplitude treatment, myofascial release, counterstrain, muscle energy, balanced ligamentous tension, osteopathy in the cranial field, Still’s Technique, and facilitated positional release. His practice also includes delivering joint injections, nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, botox for migraines, and trigger points.
Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Gardere is excited to bring osteopathic medicine to South Florida and beyond.
“When all of the fulcrums are synchronized there will be peace and harmony.”
- W.G. Sutherland, DO
Dr. Doris Newman began her medical career as a licensed physical therapist in her home state of Texas before studying osteopathic medicine. A 1998 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), Dr. Newman attended the Internal Medicine Residency at Worcester Medical Center in Worcester, MA, before returning to her alma mater at UNECOM for two additional residency years in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
From 2002-2010, Dr. Newman served as Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices, Residency Program Director, and Director of Graduate Medical Education at UNECOM. In 2010, Dr. Newman was appointed to the faculty of Nova Southeastern University’s Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she held multiple faculty and leadership positions, including Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices.
Dr. Newman earned her Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) in 2015 and now serves on the Committee on Fellowship within the American Academy of Osteopathy (AOA).
Dr. Newman shares her expertise widely and has been a guest lecturer locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to the evaluation, integration, and implementation of osteopathic principles and practices, particularly as they relate to osteopathic manipulative medicine intervention with an emphasis on the pediatric patient.
During her 17-year career, Dr. Newman has also been deeply involved with state and national organizations including the American Osteopathic Association. She is also the former president (2015-16) of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a professional organization of over 1,200 osteopathic physicians.