Dr. Esser seeks to unravel medical terminology and concepts in comprehensible terms that lead to meaningful behavior change.  If you are looking for a speaker who will leave your audience entertained, educated and inspired then contact Dr. Esser today. Read some of his reviews below and contact him today to discuss your needs.


Stephan Esser, MD is a physician, author and motivational speaker specializing in sports medicine and lifestyle modification. He is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their best health and maximize fitness, fun and function.

Dr. Esser completed a Bachelor of Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Medical School at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He currently works as a Sports & Spine Physician with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. where he offers detailed clinical evaluations, lifestyle counseling, acupuncture and regenerative PRP and Stem cell injections. Prior to his career in medicine he was a competitive tennis player, achieving a ranking of #1 in the US in Men’s Open Doubles (2002).


Board Certified Sports Medicine Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

Internal Medicine Internship
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
University of South Florida College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science
Palm Beach Atlantic University


American College of Sports Medicine
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
United States Tennis Association
United States Professional Tennis Association

“It is rare to find a physician that combines clinical competence with outstanding patient education and communication skills.  Dr. Stephan Esser is one of those rare gems that possesses the ability to captivate an audience by combining enthusiasm and humor while slipping in valuable health promoting content. My patients’ response to him has been overwhelmingly positive. He definitely rates by highest recommendation.”
~Alan Goldhamer, DC , Director, True North Health
“Dr. Esser brings enthusiasm, creativity and a passion for people to every encounter and project. He is a respected and much valued colleague in the effort to promote health through the power of lifestyle.”
~David L. Katz, Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center; Editor-In-Chief, Childhood Obesity; President/Founder, Turn The Tide Foundation
“Your energy and passion around the topic of health and wellness created an environment that was both entertaining and informative for our guests. Your recommendations were achievable and straightforward. Thank you for making health more attainable, and for inspiring our audience into action that could prolong their lives.”
~Amy Rosenberg Clifton, Allen, Larsen Wealth Management

What people are saying…

“Dr. Stephan Esser has consistently been among the highest rated speakers at NHA Conferences and he is fast becoming one of the most sought-after spokespersons for the whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that is gaining momentum around the country.  He communicates complicated subjects with both clarity and wit and possesses that rare ability as a communicator to make personal connections with his audience in ways that leaves everyone inspired.  He personifies everything that is best in our health movement.”
~Mark Huberman  President National Health Association
“Dr. Esser is an outstanding animated speaker who keeps the audience captivated all the time. The presentations are scientifically and clinically clear and free of commercial biases. In addition, he is a talented instructor with an individual approach to hands-on practice.”
~Michael Gofeld MD President World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography
“Dr. Esser was unbelievably inspiring. He is clearly very passionate about the subject too, which always makes it more enjoyable. Overall a very positive experience that I definitely took to heart.”
~W. Medical Student
“Dr. Stephan’s knowledge is vast. He is a gifted speaker that makes the most intricate medical information easy to understand. We heartily endorse not only his ability to speak, but also his integrity. Dr. Stephan makes all of us in the ministry of nurturing others regarding their health, proud!”
~Rev. George Malkmus, Founder, Hallelujah Acres
“The energy and optimism they brought to the presentation was fantastic. The concepts were defined with crystal clarity and supported by adequate data. Stephan’s style of presentation is compelling and Tiffany’s break-out exercise sessions kept the audience engaged and gave them a personal taste of ‘exercise as medicine.’”
~Kathryn Hayward MD
“If you need a ‘jump start’ for your health – whether to improve your fitness and vitality or to overcome serious disease – you need look no further than Esser Health. Putting physician, Dr. Stephan Esser and fitness professional Tiffany Esser, and their allies on your team is the first and best ‘power move’ you can make to further your journey to a healthier future. I have known the Esser’s work for years and am deeply impressed by the knowledge, integrity and vitality they bring to this life-changing (and often life-saving!) service. I can recommend Esser Health without reservation.”
~Michael Klaper, MD, Author/Speaker
“Dr. Esser gave a spectacular talk tonight. He was very inspiring and had a tremendous impact on the students who came to the meeting!”
~RB, Medical Student