About the doctor

James “TAD” Geiger MD
Anesthesiologist & Aromatherapist

He calls himself the oilMD, which stands for essential oils medical doctor.

You can think of him as the doctor that integrates aromatherapy with healthcare.

Dr. James L. (Tad) Geiger and his wife, Cheryle, have lived in Arizona for over 20 years.

The couple has three children: Jason (35), Kirk (32), and Erin (26).

Dr. Geiger has been an anesthesiologist since 1986. He went to college and later worked in San Francisco California.  Before “essential oils” he was practicing cardiac anesthesia with his father, James P Geiger MD, a cardio-thoracic surgeon and retired Col. in the United States Army Medical Corps. His father served in three wars and was awarded two Legion of Merit medals for his work as a surgeon and administrator.

In 2004, the oilMD became Certified Practitioner of Clinical Aromatherapy, CPCA . He developed his own oilmd.com website and an aromatic science based product line of nine roller balls with 10% blended essential oils with 90% jojoba oil. These products specialized in these four arenas. Aromatherapy for Women-Aromatherapy for Athletes-Aromatherapy for SPA.-Aromatherapy for Surgery. The oilMD has since stopped marketing these oilMD products.

In 2009 the oilMD became a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and doTERRA business. The oilMD doTERRA team teaches, consults people and companies designing aromatherapy wellness protocols as well as doTERRA products sales.

The oilMD is trademarked in the following categories.

Aromatherapy services; Medical consultations; Business consultation services; Professional business consultation.

James Geiger MD next to old Drager anesthesia machine

James Geiger MD
President of oilMD PC
Medical Wellness Consultant

Author and Public Speaker

Dr. Geiger has also been an aromatherapist since 2004 and it was in the hospital’s recovery rooms where he first noticed nurses using essential oils and aromatherapy to prevent and treat post-operative nausea.

The diligent doctor was intrigued and began studying the scientific literature on the subject. He soon recognized that the aromatic sciences are based on fields such as anatomy, physiology and the organic chemistry applications of aromatherapy, were similar to anesthesia.

He was determined to figure out how to integrate aromatherapy safely into his life and the lives of others, including his operating room patients.

As Dr. Geiger says, “The natural stuff works plus it is less expensive, safe, and simple to use. People just need lots of education and motivation to rediscover what’s good for them. I firmly believe doing this work helps me make a truly positive impact on the lives of many people simultaneously, rather than one person at a time in the operating room.”

Dr. Geiger’s book, The Sweet Smell of Success, helps both doctor and patient meet in the middle of this Wellness Revolution and harness the power of natural foods as medicine.

“The language of plants is telling us to eat well and to supplement well with essential oils for the good of our overall health.”

Geiger is the Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) of the oilMD, recommends single essential oils and blends that are globally sourced and scientifically produced in order to ensure the pure quality and therapeutic applications that will enhance whole body health and wellness.

Much of Dr. Geiger’s time has been giving anesthetics, serving on committees and presenting lectures and webinars on the safe use of essential oils at home, in hospitals and surgicenters. Specializing clinical focus on applications that improve healthcare. His professional keynote speaking presentations are suitable for conventions, resorts, spas and business meetings

The oilMD is trademarked in the following categories.

Aromatherapy services; Medical consultations; Business consultation services; Professional business consultation.

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To learn more about aromatherapy and essential oils you can visit at www.jamesgeigermd.com and subscribe to the educational blog.

Testimonials  for The Sweet Smell of Success: Health and Wealth Secrets

“I was almost expecting to read a very medical “speak” book (but). . . I was very pleasantly surprised . . . Thanks for making me feel better, naturally.” – Lydia Johnson, author of The Jalapeno Handshake, Strategies To Heat Up Your Business Relationships

 “I’ve seen firsthand how much ginger oil after surgery is a life-saver! Thank you, Tad! – Leslie Householder , award-winning, bestselling author of The Jackrabbit Factor : Why You Can, and Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters

 “Just this morning, my . . son woke me at 3:30 a.m. complaining ( that his legs hurt)   . .   I applied Dr. Geiger’s oilMD product recommendations and within 5 minutes he was asleep . . .” Lynette Patterson, East Tennessee

 “(This) book helps to bridge the gap for doctors and medical professionals concerning the use of essential oils in a medical environment.”   – Jennifer Ioppolo , Colorado