Meet Our Paradigm Wellness Medical Group Providers

Dr. Joseph P. Cleaver, M.D., ABAARM

Joseph P. Cleaver, M.D.
Joseph P. Cleaver, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Cleaver is the co-founder of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group LLC. Board certified in internal medicine, he has been practicing medicine since 1990. A board certified member of the American Board of Anti-Aging /Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), Dr. Cleaver is fellowship trained in advanced endocrinology/bio-identical hormone therapy, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine. In addition, he has achieved certification by the ABAARM in Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology. He is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr Cleaver is a member of the teaching faculty and is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, School of Medicine Integrative Medicine Program. The program educates and trains medical professionals in lifestyle and integrative medicine.

He is also a member of the teaching faculty at the Metabolic Medical Institute and the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, affiliated with George Washington University, School of Medicine and the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.


Dr. Cleaver received his medical degree from the University of Rome in Italy. With his medical education, hands on experience and a strong interest in nutrition while living in Rome, he is a strong proponent of the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy eating plan inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of southern Italy, Spain, Greece, and parts of the Middle East. During his time in Italy, Dr. Cleaver developed an in-depth understanding of the impact of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle on the prevention of chronic illness, longevity, and quality of life.

Following medical school in Italy, Dr. Cleaver returned to the U.S., completing his residency in internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson – Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.


Prior to opening Paradigm Wellness Medical Group, Dr. Cleaver was an assistant clinical professor at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Subsequently, he joined the Cooper Clinic/Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated globally to preventive medicine. From 1996 to 2009, he conducted hundreds of clinical trials, researching the effects of lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals in the treatment of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic disorders, weight loss, exercise and longevity. As Head of The Division of Clinical Research and the Human performance Lab at the Cooper Institute 2006 -2009), he was a member of the CCLS committee that continued the advancement and improvement of the CCLS (The Cooper Clinic Longitudinal Study) that contains more than 250,000 records from almost 100,000 individuals representing more than 1,800,000 person-years of observation. Research that further proved that by making scientifically measured decisions about one’s activity levels, the chances of dying of anything, or what is termed as “all-cause mortality,” is reduced significantly. His has published research in the field of nutraceuticals. He has conducted NIH research, funded by Homeland Security grants, assessing the health and readiness of first responders, focusing on firefighters. Dr. Cleaver’s true passion, however, lies in advanced bio – identical hormone therapy and integrative medicine with a preventive focus.

Bio-identical hormone balancing is fundamental in the treatment of anti-aging and longevity and the success to restoring quality of life. Dr. Cleaver has years of experience in the specialty of bio-identical hormone balancing as part of his anti-aging treatment and programs. He has developed lifestyle programs and natural therapies that can help restore and maintain hormone balance naturally. Then, when the addition of bio-identical hormones to the therapy is indicated, the treatment outcomes of symptoms and ability to restore optimum quality of life are enhanced and long lasting.

Throughout his career, Dr. Cleaver has been dedicated to researching and designing personalized anti-aging lifestyle and bio-identical hormone treatment programs with emphasis the four cornerstones of a healthy balanced lifestyle, sound nutrition, appropriate exercise, stress management, and quality sleep. This allows him to customize a unique and personalized regimen for his patients. Combined with functional and conventional medicine, hormone balancing and natural therapies, his personalized lifestyle approach effectively restores quality of life, function, and passion for living.

His experience living in the Mediterranean culture while attending medical school, combined with his extensive research experience and anti-aging and regenerative medicine training, uniquely qualify him as a highly qualified bio-identical hormone expert and healthy aging physician.


  • Board Certified – American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified – American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (A4M)
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • Professional Areas of Expertise
  • Internal Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Sports Performance Medicine
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Medical Aesthetics
  • Platelet Rich Plasma therapies (PRP) – Autologous Growth Factor Rejuvenation Therapies
  • Vampire Face Lift
  • O- Shot (orgasm shot)
  • P – Shot (priapus shot)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Institute For Functional Medicine
  • American Board Of Internal Medicine
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Gina D. Knudsen, PA-C, MPAS, ABAAHP, FAAFM

Gina Knudsen, PA-C
Gina Knudsen, PA-C

Gina and her husband Matt have three children, Matthew, Gabriella and Jacob. On any given “off” day you’ll find her with family ~ outdoors, enjoying camping, swimming, cycling, hiking, jogging activities and even the likelihood of Gina competing in the occasional triathlon.

She stays physically and nutritionally fit by working out in the gym each day and preparing organic-meals using fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. She loves to travel and has even experienced zip lining in Jamaica, which she recalls as being nothing short of awesome!



Gina is the co-founder of the Paradigm Wellness Medical Group. A board-certified Physician Assistant since 1999 in all areas of Family Practice, Plastic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine, Gina’s true passion lies in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a preventive focus.

Gina is passionate about wellness through prevention of disease, but has the fortitude to manage chronic illnesses also. She focuses on Women’s Health issues including hormone optimization. Her thorough and gentle approach has been greatly appreciated by her patients.

Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine

  • Functional Medicine & Nutrition
  • Hormone & Weight Management
  • Women’s Health
  • Fitness
  • Cardiovascular & Brain Health
  • Beverly Hills-trained provider in Medical Aesthetics to include Botox and fillers
  • Platelet Rich Plasma therapies (PRP) – Autologous Growth Factor Rejuvenation Therapies
  • Vampire Face Lift
  • O – Shot (orgasm shot)
  • P Shot (priapus shot)


-Midwestern University ~ Downer’s Grove, IL, graduated summa cum laude

-Nebraska Medical Center ~ earned first Master’s degree, graduated summa cum laude

American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine ~ Board Certified and obtain Fellowship status
 Became a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Certification Program ~ currently in the process of obtaining IFMCP certificate.

University of South Florida ~ also in the process of pursuing her second Master’s degree affiliated with the A4M in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine.

NY Chiropractic College ~ Gina Knudsen is concurrently pursuing her third Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition.

Functional Medicine University ~ concurrently earning certificate in Functional Medicine

Professional Area of Expertise

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Preventive Focus
 Women’s Health Hormone Management through Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Cosmetic Dermatology: Botox and fillers
  • Certified in Advanced Endocrinology with the American Academy of Anti-aging and regenerative medicine (A4M)

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Daniel Amen and the Amen’s Brain Health program