James M. Sears, MD or “Dr. Jim,” as he is known in the office, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice with his father and brother in Southern California. Dr. Jim has two children: a 16-year-old actress/ballerina/history buff, Lea, and 12-year-old Jedi Knight/bike stunt rider/Lego enthusiast, Jonathan.
Dr Jim is a co-host on the Dr. Phil hit spin-off series called, The Doctors, a nationally syndicated hour-long daily talk show that is informative and entertaining! Dr Jim is very excited to be hosting this show along with three other doctors.
Dr. Jim earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Tod Children’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio in 1999. During his residency, he received the honor of “Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year.”
Dr Jim has been featured on Parenting.com’s “Ask the Experts,” and has written for “Parenting” and “BabyTalk” magazine. Dr Sears’ medical advice has been featured on “Dr. Phil” and the PBS parenting series, “Help Me Grow.” He is an active contributor to the content of AskDrSears.com, and is co-author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, Father’s First Steps – Twenty-Five Things Every New Father Should Know, The Premature Baby Book, The Omega-3 Effect: Everything You Need to Know About the Supernutrient for Living Longer, Happier, and Healthier, The Baby Sleep Book and the best selling The Baby Book – Updated and Revised Edition.
Dr. Jim frequently travels the country speaking about the importance of good family nutrition. In his entertaining lectures, he shares many of the nutritional changes that keep his family healthy and helped him lose more than 40 pounds! He is most passionate about the vital role that nutrition plays in a variety of medical and behavioral problems.
Dr. Jim’s personal passions include endurance cycling, triathlons, sailboat racing and musical theater with his daughter, Lea. His favorite role has been Harold Hill in “The Music Man.” Other recent favorite productions include “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat” (French brother), “The Wizard of Oz” (Cowardly Lion), “Annie” (Rooster), “Fiddler on the Roof” (Lazar Wolf) “Oliver! (Mr. Bumble) and Big River (King).