John DeLuca, M.D.

Medical Director


Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. DeLuca is an alumnus of St. George’s University School of Medicine completing his Internal Medicine residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. DeLuca was a practicing Chiropractic Physician, Board Certified in the areas of Pain Management, Chiropractic Sports Care, and Clinical Nutrition. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. DeLuca is also a graduate of UCLA’s Acupuncture For Physicians program at UCLA.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. DeLuca holds certifications in Hyperbaric Medicine; Pain Management; Nutrition; Strength and Conditioning; and Manipulation Under Anesthesia. He is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group; the Institute of Functional Medicine; the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

As a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. DeLuca has been invited to present numerous lectures and workshops informed by his recognized expertise in the practice of Integrative Medicine and its constituent modalities.  A former educator as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dr. DeLuca has instructed hundreds of doctors at Activator Methods International seminars. 

In concert with his Internal and Hyperbaric Medicine practice, Dr. DeLuca’s professional commitment to creating optimum health for his patients includes the complementary disciplines of:

• Hormone and neurological functioning 

• Age Management and Regenerative Medicine 

• Detoxification and Chelation Therapy

• Sports Medicine and Weight Loss

• Prevention through Personal Lifestyle Medicine

As an M.D. practicing Integrative Medicine, Dr. DeLuca delivers patient care articulated by Dr. Andrew Weil: “Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative."

With his exceptional breadth of formal education, professional training, and clinical experience, Dr. DeLuca provides his patients with a unique multi-disciplinary approach to their individualized care and treatment plans.






St. George’s   University,  Grenada, West Indies  

Doctor of Medicine May 2005

Life Chiropractic College,  Marietta, GA 

Doctor of Chiropractic September 1990

University of Bridgeport,  Bridgeport, CT 

Master of Science: Human Nutrition May 1999

Penn State University,  University Park, PA 

Bachelors of Science: Nutrition May 1983


° Florida Board of Medical Examiners

° Nevada Board of Medical Examiners

° New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (inactive status)


American Board of Internal Medicine  Diplomate: 2008


American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine  Diplomate: 2009

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners  Diplomate: 1990


° Certified Chelation Therapy Physician:

American College for Advancement in Medicine 2010

° Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia:

National Academy of MUA Physicians 1997

° American Academy of Pain Management

Diplomate: 1995

° American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: 1994

Advisory Positions:

° Clinical Nutrition Certification Board

Certified Clinical Nutritionist: 1994

° Board Certified in Nutrition

American Chiropractic College of Nutrition: 1995

° Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Strength and Conditioning Association: 1987

° Advanced Proficiency Rated Practitioner

Activator Methods International: 1993


° Life Extension Foundation Medical Advisory Board, 2010 to date

° Keiser University Advisory Board, November 2017 to date

Faculty Appointments:

° Keiser University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, January 2017 to date

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Continuing Medical Education: 

°The Advanced PK Protocol °Acupuncture for Physicians

The NeuroLipid Research Foundation UCLA School of Medicine; 300 hours

°Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice     °Advanced Curriculum Frequency Specific Microcurrent

 Institute of Functional Medicine    Frequency Specific Seminars

°Advanced Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Team Training    °Certification in Chelation Therapy 

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society; 40 hours  American College for Advancement in Medicine

°Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing, Testing and Monitoring °Peripheral Joint and Spinal Injection Course 

American Academy of Family Physicians NYU Post-Graduate Medical School 


Professional Associations:

° Institute of Functional Medicine

° Age Management Medicine Group

° American College for Advancement in Medicine

° Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

° American College of Sports Medicine


Managing Sports Injuries with the Activator Methods Technique” 

Today’s Chiropractic, Nov/Dec 1996, pp 52-60.


Principal Investigator: Clinical trial CL030A: An open label pilot study to assess the effects of a comprehensive weight management program including the use of Orlistat, Acarbose, Irvingia, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Phase 2), Green Tea, Glucomannon, Omega 3, Metformin, Anastrozole, Dutasteride, Vitamin D3 and Hormone (Estradiol/Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone) Replacement in Individuals who are overweight. Sponsor: Life Extension Foundation

Presented Lectures:

° St. George’s University School of Medicine,   January 30, 2016

Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Medicine: Clinical Cases

° St. George’s University School of Medicine,  August 30, 2014

Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach: Attention Deficit Disorder

° St. George’s University School of Medicine,  August 31, 2013

Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach to Low Back Pain

° St. George’s University School of Medicine,  August 28, 2010

Integrative Medicine Selective: Integrative Approach: Attention Deficit Disorder

° St. George’s University School of Medicine,  August 29, 2009

CAM Selective: An Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain

° St.   George’s University School of Medicine,  September 1, 2007

CAM Selective: A Global View of Complementary Therapies

° St.   George’s University School of Medicine,  August 30, 2003

CAM Selective: Chiropractic Medicine: Principles and Practices

° St.   George’s University School of Medicine,  February 2, 2002

CAM Selective:  Chiropractic Medicine: Principles and Practices


° Peak Potential Integrative Medical Centers   2018 - present

Medical Director

° Palm Beach Integrative Medicine 2009 - 2018

Physician/ CEO 

° Hyperbaric Services of the Palm Beaches 2009 - present

Staff Physician 

° Internal Medicine Residency 2005 - 2008

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch NJ

° Team Physician for the Shell Oil Cricket   Academy, Grenada, West Indies 2002 - 2002

° Private Clinical Chiropractic Practice in Bayonne and Cranford NJ 1991 - 2000

° Partner, Advanced and Integrated Pain Management, P.C., Bayonne NJ 1998 - 2000

° Bayonne Board of Education, Bayonne NJ: 1985 - 1987

Permanent Substitute Math and Science Teacher; Strength and Conditioning Coach

Leadership Positions:

° New Jersey Chiropractic Society / Director, Secretary 1995 - 2000

° Activator Methods, Inc / Associate Clinical Instructor 1994 - 2005


New Jersey Chiropractic Society, Distinguished Service Award  1996

Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Service Award  2015

Prior Affiliations:

  ° Florida Academy of Pain Medicine

° American Academy of Pain Management

° American Academy of MUA Physicians

° American Chiropractic Association

° Foundation for Chiropractic Education & Research

° American Association of Clinical Nutritionists

° American College of Emergency Medicine

° American College of Sports Medicine

° New York Academy of Science

° New Jersey Chiropractic Society

° National Institute of Chiropractic Research

° National Strength and Conditioning Association