Way before toxin-free manicures were trendy, there was Dr.’s REMEDY, one of the first doctor-formula

That not only promised luxe polish colors but a brand that also addressed 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 Bacheler,
Managing Director

Rachel is a Pennsylvania native and now resides in Long Island. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English Writing and a concentration in Journalism. Rachel received a scholarship to study abroad in order to obtain the Concentration in Latin American Studies degree. There she fell in love with travel and the Spanish language and culture.

After college, Rachel worked at local television stations in Pittsburgh in areas of marketing and production. Later, after moving to New York, she freelanced as a Writer/Producer/Editor for major television networks such as MSNBC, ABC, Lifetime, and BBC America. When her husband decided to launch Dr.'s REMEDY he chose her to run operations. She left her busy career to devote her time and expertise to the brand. Rachel and her husband have 3 sons.

Allison Smith,
Director of Client Services

Allison is a Long Island native and resides in her hometown along with her husband and 3 children. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Botany from The University of Rhode Island. During her schooling and upon graduation, Allison was both an assistant and an instructor in a field study program held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island.

Later, Allison worked in all areas of the dental field, gaining a reputation for dependability, self-motivation and infectious enthusiasm. Dr.’s REMEDY welcomed Allison in 2016 where she quickly became a key team player and is currently the Director of Client Services; managing international distribution and major wholesale accounts, educating clients and raising brand awareness in addition to assisting in marketing strategies. Allison enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to resuming her extensive travels.

Alyse Lafferty,
Brand Operations Coordinator

Alyse is a New York native, born and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and Anthropology with a minor in Fine Arts. From Albany moved to Massachusetts to work as an archaeologist for University of Massachusetts Amherst before moving back to Long Island, New York to start her corporate career.

She comes to Dr.'s Remedy with a diverse skill set stemming from twelve years of service with the packaging industry. Bringing forth her passion for travel she has also freelanced as an Independent Travel Consultant for a Brooklyn-based, Woman-Owned Travel Agency as their Asia Specialist.

Alyse has a passion for languages, literature, and cultures and makes sure to explore and develop her knowledge of the world around her, both in life and business. In the past she has studied Latin, French, American Sign Language, Russian, even a bit of Sumerian, and is currently studying Spanish and Japanese.

Casey Smith,
Community Manager