The cure of many diseases remains unknown to the physicians of Hellos (Greece) because they do not study the whole person.

~Socrates, (470-399 BC)

...the right of the individual to elect freely the manner of his care in illness must be preserved.

~Dwight D. Eisenhower

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.

~Harvey Cushing, M.D. (1869 – 1939)

To live long, live slowly.


The education of the doctor which goes on after he has his degree is, after all, the most important part of his education.

~ John Shaw Billings

We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.

~George Bernard Shaw

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.


In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.

~Martin H. Fischer

The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.

~Sir William Osler, M.D. (1849-1919)

To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.

~Edward Livingston Trudeau, M.D.

Man is a creature composed of countless millions of cells: a microbe is composed of only one, yet throughout the ages the two have been in ceaseless conflict.

~A.B. Christie

Living Well

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Fearer is currently the only board-certified geriatric medicine specialist in private practice in Santa Barbara. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and has maintained an office in Montecito for the past 25 years.

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Geriatrics Updates

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