Restore Hyper Wellness Appoints Richard Joseph, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Founder of VIM Medicine and Harvard-Trained Internist to Lead the Organization’s Medical Staff Amid Continued National Expansion

Dr. Richard Joseph, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Restore Hyper Wellness (Photo: Business Wire)

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Restore Hyper Wellness (Restore), a leading provider of proactive wellness services, announced the appointment of Richard Joseph, MD as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Joseph will be responsible for clinical guidance of medical modalities and protocols offered at Restore as the company surpasses 175 wellness studios across nearly 40 states.

Dr. Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the healthcare and fitness industries. He maintains a clinical practice with a focus on obesity and metabolic health at a Boston-based hospital. He is the founder of VIM Medicine, a clinical model that integrates preventive medical care with health and fitness services. And, he was already a member of Restore’s Medical Advisory Board before joining full-time as its Chief Medical Officer.

“Our commitment is to provide a better health experience to our members—one that is proactive, effective and transparent,” said Jim Donnelly, CEO and Co-Founder. “Dr. Joseph will provide excellent leadership in developing our diagnostic approach and programs that deliver actionable advice and therapies to our members.”

Dr. Joseph completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston. He is a longtime personal trainer and fitness expert, currently conducts group-based lifestyle programs, and is a co-author of The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits.

“Dr. Joseph is the newest addition to our talented executive team, and boasts an extensive background in health and fitness,” said Steve Welch, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. “His knowledge and experience will help us provide more value for, and develop deeper relationships with, our members.”

Restore has achieved several significant milestones in 2022, including key executive appointments, the official announcement of its Medical Advisory Board, and continued growth in delivering wellness services, system-wide sales, and same-store sales.

“I look forward to helping Restore deliver a world-class wellness experience,” said Dr. Joseph. “Restore has been developing a new category of care with its direct-to-consumer, membership-based Hyper Wellness model. I’m thrilled to join the team and provide medical and clinical guidance as we continue to scale and innovate a new model of preventive and proactive care.”

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About Restore Hyper Wellness

Launched in Austin, Texas in 2015, Restore Hyper Wellness (Restore) is the award-winning creator of an innovative new category of care—Hyper Wellness®. Restore delivers expert guidance and an extensive array of cutting-edge wellness modalities integrated under one roof. These modalities include biomarker assessments, IV drip therapy, intramuscular (IM) shots, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, whole body and localized cryotherapy, infrared sauna, red light therapy, compression, HydraFacial, Circadia and Cryoskin. Restore’s mission is to make Hyper Wellness accessible and affordable for everyone, so customers can do more of what they love to do.

*Medical services available to clients of Restore are provided by an independently owned physician practice.