The Owners

Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA

Dr. Nana Kwaku OpareCO-Owner, President, Medical Director, Physician, Instructor

Dr. Opare studied at UC Berkeley earning his BS degree studying Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters of Public Health degree. He earned his Medical Degree at UC San Francisco and his Certificate in Acupuncture at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

He practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area from the mid 80s until 2006. Moving to Atlanta in 2006 he has focused on serving the African American community in southwest Atlanta. Dr. Opare has extensive experience in allopathic/oriental primary care and emergency medicine, osteopathic manual medicine, fasting and addictive illness. He can quickly comprehend and analyze your specific needs and challenges with your specific medical challenges in mind. He is one of the few practitioners of integrated East/West medicine with professional training in Nutrition. He is one of an even smaller community of adepts of Traditional Chinese medicine that endorse vegan and raw vegan diets.

Dr. Opare says “My practice/life work is informed by spirit. I am in close contact with the God within. I am profoundly spiritual and understand we all have the innate and inborn ability to heal all illnesses, dis-eases, and injuries, limited only by our belief system and thoughts. I see my role as a guide who helps you reconnect with, regain faith in and empower your divinely given instinctual and intuitive healing wisdom/intelligence.”

Dr. Opare is the President and Medical Director of Opare Institute.

Ama T. Opare (Laura W. Spencer) BS, MA, MA

Co-Owner, CEO, Education Director, Chef, Instructor

Ama, a gourmet raw vegan chef, is a lifelong educator and an experienced program director. She earned a BS in Education at Central Michigan University, a MS in Early Childhood Education and an MS in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan.

Ama has provided educational opportunities for children, youth and adults in a broad range of areas since 1983. She has directed programs, developed curriculum, and taught classes for all ages. She is a published author, and public speaker.

Ama believes that each of us has a divinely given gift and life path. We have been disconnected from this path and our gifts by the socializing and mind numbing effects of our current society (media, Standard American Diet, mis-education etc). By learning to listen to that still, small voice within we can begin to re-align our lives with our intended purpose and course.

Ama collaborates with Dr. Opare by providing a nurturing environment and educational opportunities that support your healing process. Working together, the patient, the doctor, and guide, we can make life affirming changes in your body, mind, and spirit.

Ama says “I have spent my life helping others learn to listen to their inner-selves, to trust themselves, and to move towards their best selves. I used to tell my daughters as they went off to school ‘Let your light shine and you can do anything!’ I look forward to helping you shine your light bright out into the world.” 

Ama is the Chief Executive Officer and Education Director of Opare Institute.