Dr. Yusuf "JP" Saleeby is a graduate from the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Georgia) and completed post-graduate training at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He pursued a career in emergency medicine (EM) for almost two decades. During his career in medicine held posts in occupational medicine (DOD) and Urgent Care and Family Medicine. Currently, he practices Integrative & Functional Medicine at Carolina Holistic Medicine with sites in the Southeastern USA.
Retiring from the Emergency Department in 2013, and after serving as past medical director for the South Carolina Urban Search & Rescue Task Force-1, his focus is now on Functional Medicine, research and development of healthcare delivery models. He is a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society), an organization that understands and treats Lyme disease and associated tick-borne chronic illness. He has also an active member of IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine) and has been a member of A4M, ACAM and the American Telehealth Association.
In 2006 Dr. Saleeby authored a book on specialty medicinal herbs entitled: “Wonder Herbs: A Guide to Three Adaptogens” (Xlibris, 2006) and is a featured speaker on nutrition and adaptogen herbs in the region. He has been a contributing editor for American Fitness magazine for many years, and has contributed a chapter in the Life Extension Foundation’s 5th Edition "Disease Prevention & Treatment" tome (2013). Dr. Saleeby authored a chapter in a book on Hypothyroidism "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" (2014). Dr. Saleeby also received his Press Credentials as a journalist/writer for AMD in early 2013. In 2016, he was one of the founding members of the Myrtle Beach Vistage group and this organization became instrumental in expanding his newly developed micro-office medical practice model.
A competitive swimmer in college, he tried his hand at Luge in Lake Placid, NY under the coaching of US National Team athletes for a couple of years; he enjoyed several years training with Team Savannah Olympic Lifting team and competed in State & National Masters Olympic Style Weightlifting & the Georgia Olympic Games in the mid-2000’s, achieving podium finishes.
He had the opportunity to oar (row) a Greek Trireme (replica of a 120-foot ancient warship) on the Aegean Sea and on the Thames River in London in the early 1990's as part of an American contingent of rowers, he also served as the crew’s assistant medical officer.
He enjoys his patients and practice of integrative medicine, educating them to be self-reliant so as to enjoy many healthy disease-free years. He is married and has two children.