Charlie Piermarini, PA-C, MSPAS, MS, MPH
Since he was young, Charlie Piermarini has had a passion for medicine and people. During the summers, while in undergrad at The University of Arizona, he would work as an EMT at a summer camp serving both children and adults with special needs.
Through these life-changing experiences, he knew he had to pursue his passion for medicine. He continued his education and graduated with a master’s degree in Physiology from The University of Arizona. He was able to publish his thesis paper in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
He then attended the Touro University of California, where he completed a dual Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Science (MSPAS) and Public Health (MPH). He moved back to Arizona, where he practiced family medicine and then moved into pain management. He is also the founder and CEO of Restorative Care of Arizona, a patient-centric wellness clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where they specialize in personalized medicine and take care of the whole patient.
While practicing pain management, he noticed an increase in the use of CBD with his patients. Some were getting benefits, and some were positive for THC when the bottle stated 0% THC, indicating either incorrect labeling or the wrong products . After years of research and experience, he decided to start RestorativeCBD to ensure his patients had quality Hemp-based CBD products he could trust. He is the author of a letter to the editor of The Pain and Therapy Journal regarding the need for more quality CBD products; it can be accessed here.
As we continue to strive to bring more education to the CBD world, Charlie is co-author on another publication about how our own natural Endocannabinoid System interacts and helps us with pain control. You can find the paper here
Throughout his journey, both before medicine and while practicing medicine, he has accumulated different tools and experiences that allow him to give his patients the best care possible. He understands that each patient is different and has their own unique journey of their health care and will require personalized treatments. He understands for a patient to be truly healthy both their physical and psychological health has to be optimized.