About Us

Getting to the root cause of disease one symptom at a time. – Dr. Richardson

Information About Our Practice

The American Clinics for Preventative Medicine (ACPM) is a unique medical healing clinic. It has been located in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area for more than three decades. We serve patients in the United States and abroad with our treatment approaches. ACPM provides primary care for the entire spectrum of life.

Here at the American Clinics for Preventative Medicine (ACPM) we offer a variety of safe and effective treatment therapies to eliminate and/or minimize the causes and progression of your health challenges and conditions. We stand firmly on customizing a treatment plan for you in achieving and maintaining a healthy well-being.

We include education for lifestyle changes and self care, and provide alternative medical treatment options, such as nutritional infusion therapy, high dose Vitamin C infusions, primary prevention exams, alternative complimentary cancer therapies, detoxification programs, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, heart disease reversal alternatives, modern medicine, chelation therapy, lectures and vegetarian and vegan raw food/cooking classes to name a few.

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Our Mission

The American Clinics for Preventative Medicine (ACPM) has been designed to provide you with the necessary tools for self-empowerment, so our clients do not need us anymore. It will be necessary for you to study, educate, enlighten, experiment, and explore ongoing what your body’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs are in order to be healthy for life.

Please take a moment and ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much do you love yourself?
  • How long do you want to live?
  • What kind of Quality of Life (Health) do you want?
  • What life-style changes are you willing to make to reverse and/or prevent your disease(s)?

Dr. Richardson

William E. Richardson, M.D. is the founder of ACPM and his protocols are used to treat each patient.  He leads a legacy as a licensed, board certified, medical doctor who has been practicing integrative medicine, natural medicine, holistic medicine, preventive and nutritional family medicine in Metro Atlanta since 1980. His education, training, and background have been extensive in the areas of traditional and complementary disciplines as follows:

  • Medical Doctor, M.D. Temple University
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Fellow-American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Diplomat- American Board of Chelation Therapy
  • Teacher- Emory University
  • Member- American Holistic Medical Association
  • Member- American College for Advancement in Medicine
  • Board Certified- Medical Acupuncturist
  • Trained and Certified- in Mercury Detoxification
  • Residencies- in Family Practice and Internal Medicine
  • Over 3 Decades of Experience
  • Numerous TV Appearances – CNN, Atlanta’s Major Local Stations, Good Morning America and other major city stations.
  • Speaking Engagements – Nationwide at Medical Associations, Holistic Associations, Major Herb Companies, Major Supplement Companies, Health Companies, Church & Civic Groups
  • Featured in several major magazines & health publications
  • Numerous guest appearances on many TV shows, & radio stations
  • Hosting several radio shows- for 11 years including:
    • Dr. Richardson on Call
    • Great Health with Dr. Richardson
    • Community Health Forums

Dr. Richardson’s Philosophy & Approach to Health & Disease or Treatment & Preventions

My role as a doctor and healer is to inspire faith, hope, prayer, and profound thinking: all reinforced by maintaining a deep love for each one of my clients.

When I was in medical school in the mid 1970’s, I knew that something was missing when I raised my hand in class one day and begun discussing vitamin C and other lifestyle, dietary, and nutritional techniques to treat disease as an alternative to just suppressing the symptoms with drugs; and got seriously ridiculed and criticized. Well, many years later it is apparent that this preventive medicine vision is on the cutting edge of the best healing medicine available.

Today, many people are praying to find nutritionally oriented health professional because they are sick and tired of drugs, hospitals, surgery, and limited thinking. Furthermore many studies reveal that 65% of our health is entirely related to our lifestyle (i.e. diet, seat belts, mental attitudes, relationships, etc.) 21% is due to our environment, (air, water, and pollution, etc) genetics and health care (immunizations, hospitals, drugs, etc.) consume only 14% of our health. Therefore, this tells us that you are 86% in control of your health, which depends on mostly lifestyle (65%) and environment (21%). Finally, it is my contention that the prevailing evidence reveals that:

Improper lifestyle, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation, faulty dietary habits, environmental pollution, yeast/candida/parasite infestations, misuse/overuse of medications, vitamin/mineral/nutrient deficiencies, and unbalanced mental/emotional states are (86%) major contributors to health problems!

Therefore, by detecting, reversing, and eliminating the causes of disease; we have found Preventive Medicine Techniques very helpful in a wide range of illnesses. Furthermore, considering the millions of premature deaths due to

  • Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, and many other relatively preventable diseases.
  • The enormous escalation in the cost of medical care.
  • The alarming increase of innumerable chronic diseases.

We must aggressively begin to become aware of and pursue all sensible methods of sustaining the health of ourselves and our families. Also, we must be fully aware that it costs much more to treat disease than it does to prevent it. One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

I always invariably ask each patient key questions.

  1. How much do you love yourself?
  2. How long do you want to live?
  3. What kind of Quality of Life (Health) do you want?
  4. Do you like taking drugs?
  5. What changes are you willing to make to improve and/or maintain your health?

You see, I constantly challenge patients because I sometimes see them treat their cars or homes better than themselves! Here is where you must make a decision and a choice to take the time and make the effort to learn and understand how your body functions and what it really needs to survive. We must all come to fully realize that a Preventive Holistic Approach must get at the root cause of health imbalances. And while a skilled and experienced health professional is Invaluable, the success in your personal health quest is largely dependent on your participation; this means that you have to work at it on all levels (Educate yourself, Reading, Experimenting, Listening) and make a consistent effort and invest on a daily basis.

Therefore, I strongly encourage patients to: Drink pure water, Eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables, Eat organic foods. Take herbs, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, super food antioxidants, and immune enhancers. Study and follow the rules of food combining. Practice morning and evening health rituals and body-clock mechanics, and yin/yang relationships. Meditate and pray, do deep breathing, Yoga, and regular exercise. Get plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Detox and fast, love, touch, laugh, and get someone to listen to you when you hurt and vice versa.

Finally, here at the American Clinics for Preventive Medicine, we do our best to blend the Best of Both Worlds by using State-of-the-Art Diagnostic and Evaluative medicine along with Complementary/Alternative therapies. We are committed to employing natural nontoxic healing methods that are alternative, complementary, or performed in conjunction with conventional/traditional medicine.

I wish you the best health!

William E. Richardson, MD
ACPM Founder

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Disclaimer *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products and therapies are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, supplement or IV therapy program. American Clinics for Preventive Medicine makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products or services sold.