About Dr. Spar
Myles Spar, MD, MPH is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Integrative Medicine. As a clinician, teacher and researcher on the faculty of two major medical centers, he has led the charge for a more proactive, holistic and personalized approach to care that focuses on cutting edge technology and preventative care.
Top Tier Training
Dr. Spar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. He was invited to join the prestigious medical honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).
Realization of Gaps in Training
Towards the end of his training, Dr. Spar realized that the health care system was more of a sick-care system. He was frustrated by the lack of training American medical students received in basic prevention or nutrition, so he sought out further training in improving the quality of care he could deliver by doing a research fellowship and earning a Masters in Public Health.
With impact of a more global level on his mind, Dr. Spar volunteered with and later joined the Board of Directors of Doctors without Borders, the Nobel Prize winning medical humanitarian organization.
While working abroad, Dr. Spar recognized that true health was about much more than medication. He saw the impact that natural therapies, supportive communities, belief systems, meditation and manual therapies had on prevention and treatment. He returned to the US dedicated to learn what was science-based about complementary modalities, leading him to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine under Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
Dr. Spar began working at the largest free clinic in the US, the Venice Family Clinic, where he started a comprehensive Integrative Medicine program offering free services in acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, yoga and stress management among others while teaching and performing research.
Advanced Medicine for his Patients
Dr. Spar joins the Southern California Men’s Medical Group as an Integrative Internal Medicine expert, offering primary care and consultations in optimal health utilizing advanced testing and integrative health plans focused on prevention and goal-oriented recommendations.
Family and Community
Dr. Spar’s focus is his family, and leading the kind of life he encourages his patients to embrace. He is married with two children and a dog. Besides being with his family, his passion is competing in triathlons. He is an Ironman and continues to train and race, spurring his kids on to their own athletic pursuits – including a family triathlon they all completed in Mission Bay.
Awards and Publications
Dr. Spar blogs for the Huffington Post and has written for the Los Angeles Times. The Oxford University Press recently published his first comprehensive book on Integrative Men’s Health, which is now available on Amazon. He has also appeared on The Doctors and Dr. Oz programs. He is most proud of being a recipient of the highest honor in Integrative Medicine, the Bravewell Leadership Award.
Precision Medicine focused on Purpose & Prevention
The culmination of Dr. Spar’s training, teachings, research, experiences, publications and passions is the Tack180 program. This program allows him to share his expertise by utilizing the most advanced testing along with a holistic Integrative approach to provide meaningful recommendations for optimal health to everyone he works with.