Way before toxin-free manicures were trendy, there was Dr.’s REMEDY

Wer're one of the first doctor-formulated nail collections that not only promises luxe polish colors that are 24-Toxin Free and cruelty-free, but also addresses real concerns. The brainchild of a doctor with an inventive spirit and a wellness-minded mom destined to run a beauty company, our brand story chronicles a dream realized by way of teamwork and a shared wish for creating inspiring and unique products that are not only functional, but as gentle on our nails as they are on the world around us:

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. It was also the driving force behind the Dr.'s Remedy brand. Our story starts in 2005. After personally searching - without success - for a clean, safe nail polish that he could recommend to both his patients (podiatrists are known for telling women NEVER to use polish) as well as his pregnant wife, Adam Cirlincione did what any podiatrist, doting dad-to-be and budding entrepreneur would do, he created one himself.

One day while performing surgery, fresh out of residency and in the midst of building his own practice, Cirlincione shared his vision with his colleague, Dr. William Spielfogel, a Board Certified Podiatrist and a leader in the field. The two worked together to design the concept and the idea came to life; luxurious lacquer that women 'CAN' wear! Ultimately, a manicure formulated and backed by trusted podiatrists with both function and flair.

So, in 2006, with a mission to combine effective and nourishing natural ingredients with the most innovative nail care chemistry they could conjure, Dr.'s Remedy was born. As the first-of-its kind, doctor-formulated polish--there was nothing on the market like it at that time--the buzz on Dr.'s Remedy pure and pampering formulations grew stronger along with consumer's desire for cleaner beauty products. As the brand's distribution increased to include doctor's offices and day spas across the world, and Dr. Cirlincione's responsibilities at his practice became more demanding, he called in reinforcements: his wife.

Leaving behind a successful career in television production (and with brand new baby #3 in tow), Dr. Cirlincione's wife Rachel, who never met a challenge she didn't like, was tapped to take the brand to the next level. Needless to say, she hit the ground running, took her spot as a full-time Managing Director, and the rest is nail polish history.

Dr.'s Remedy launched with one goal in mind: create products that were safe to use, address real concerns and therapeutically support nails - both inside and out. From a cutting-edge cuticle oil to a biotin enriched eco-friendly base coat and a paraben-free gel-like finish topcoat - just to name a few - our wellness-inspired and solution-based treatments work together to help protect and maintain perfectly healthy nails - sans harmful chemicals.

As an idea that started out in a small NY podiatrist's office - and ended up with a woman at the helm - Dr.'s Remedy is now pampering fingers and toes around the world as well as empowering women to look and feel their best. Our "less is more" philosophy - which centers on finding the right products, rather than lots of them, delivers straightforward solutions and clean formulations that cater to every nail concern. With our foot planted firmly in the future of nail care and wellness at its heart, the true beauty of the Dr.'s Remedy brand can be found not only in what we put into our formulas, but also in what they're missing. A perfect mix of luxury and performance, Dr.'s Remedy is ultimately a brand with a mission: to give your manicure everything it needs - and nothing it doesn't.

Meet the Team

Dr. Adam Cirlincione

Dr. Adam Cirlincione, Co-Founder

Dr. Adam Cirlincione, Co-Founder Adam completed his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University in New York. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at The New York College of Podiatric Medicine where graduated one of the top in his class. Dr. Cirlincione then completed one year of Primary Podiatric residency training at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and then on to the highly regarded Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh for three years of intensive surgical training. While at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital he was chief resident and was a student of some of the most highly regarded foot and ankle surgeons in the country. To complete his training Dr. Cirlincione participated in a European Fellowship with multiple orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons. Dr. Cirlincione ultimately went on to private practice in 2000.

Dr. Cirlincione is currently double Board Certified by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and also Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle Surgery. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He routinely lectures to residents and fellow podiatrists and is the author of numerous published articles. Dr. Cirlincione's achievements include performing the first ever ankle replacement at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N. J. and traveling to the Philippines to be a part of a medical mission serving those in need. He is currently Residency Director at Northwell Hospital in Forest Hills, NY and has been awarded Teacher of the Year on multiple occasions. He and Rachel have been married since 2002.

Dr. William Spielfogel

Dr. William Spielfogel, Co-Founder

Dr. Spielfogel is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is currently Chief, Division of Podiatry, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital- Northwell Health in NYC. He is also the Director of the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has published numerous papers and lectures to other physicians on a national level.


Rachel, CEO

Rachel played a key role in launching Remedy in 2007, working closely with both Co-founding Podiatrists. Rachel helped design and formulate each product and has been integral to implementing strategy since the brand's inception. Rachel is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh and holds a BA in English Writing and Journalism. While at PITT, Rachel lived in Uruguay in order to obtain a degree in Latin American Studies. There, she fell in love with foreign culture and the Spanish language.
Before Dr.'s Remedy, Rachel created content for film trailers and worked in television as a writer/producer for major networks such as MSNBC, ABC, Lifetime, Animal Planet and BBC America. Rachel left her busy career to run Remedy operations. She and her Co-founder husband, Adam have 3 sons. They love being outdoors together, hiking, biking and boating. With aspirations to someday live in Europe, Rachel always has the next family adventure on the books.

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Allison, Senior Manager

Allison has been a team player at Dr.'s Remedy since 2016, juggling many roles over the years. As Senior Manager, Allison tackles everything from inventory management to product launches and lots of things in between. She has a reputation of dependability and infectious enthusiasm. Allison graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Rhode Island. She's a proud mother to a daughter and 2 sons. In her spare time she loves traveling with her family, adding to her beach glass collection and taming her Bar Method addiction.

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Alexis, Brand Coordinator

Joining the Remedy team in 2023, Alexis has quickly added her flair and spin to the brand's marketing efforts. As Brand Coordinator, Alexis (Lexi) manages wholesale accounts and is a liaison for International distribution. After leaving her hometown of Poughkeepsie, Lexi earned two degrees: Fashion & Textiles and Advertising & Marketing Communications from both SUNY Oneonta and FIT. After work and on the weekends, Lexi and her beau spend time with their dog, Rylee. Lexi loves mystery/thriller novels and has been known to mix a mean cocktail. Her favorite? A chai Martini!

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Samantha, Procurement Specialist

As Procurement Specialist since 2023, Samantha (Sam) manages customer relations. From placing orders to troubleshooting customer concerns, Sam adds a tone of calm comfort to everything she does. Sam earned a BA from CUNY Baruch. Before coming to Remedy, Sam spent many years working in intake operations and restaurant management. In her spare time Sam enjoys live music and traveling. Her favorite band? Tame Impala. While her favorite trip so far has been to Barcelona, she cherishes time at home with her dog, Nala.

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Casey, Community Manager

As Community Manager, Casey creates content, engages with Remedy fans, and collaborates on various customer-facing projects. Since 2019, she has been invested in the maintenance of Remedy's social media community. Casey is currently pursuing her second master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania as a child and adolescent therapist. Casey's enthusiasm and kindness are her superpowers. She loves watching the sunset with her friends and discovering new places to have coffee. Casey's never met a dog she didn't love!

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Julia, Digital Marketing Strategist

Julia joined the Remedy team in 2023 as a Digital Marketing Strategist. She focuses on social media planning, creating engagement campaigns and managing Remedy's Ambassador Program. Julia is always coming up with new and creative ways to stay engaged. She prioritizes building authentic relationships above all else.

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