AHMA co-founder Gladys McGarey, M.D. is internationally recognized as the "Mother of Holistic Medicine." In practice as a family doctor from 1946 to 2004, she relentlessly advocated and advanced the emergence of holistic patient care. In 1970, she co-founded the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she and her late husband pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying groundwork for the cultural shift of recent years.