WelCel™ is more than a company. It’s a new movement for global well-being that was born from the vision and passion of its CEO, Dr. Lisa Gardner — a board certified, surgically trained physician. Her journey of becoming an award-winning doctor wasn’t easy, but it was on this journey where she ultimately discovered her purpose and became the compassionate, successful, and inspirational person she is today.
Originally from England, Dr. Gardner moved to the United States with her family when she was nine, and she became a citizen when she was seventeen. Her dream of becoming a doctor forged an unwavering resolve inside of her to become the best version of herself so she could help others do the same.
During her 15-year tenure as a highly sought after and regarded ObGyn and surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Gardner saw deep into the lives of thousands of women while providing them with the highest level of medical care.
Dr. Gardner began to question the corporate medicine mentality of prescription medication being a one-size-fits-all solution for anyone and everyone. She felt there had to be an alternative before someone succumbed to taking prescribed synthetic pills for the rest of their life. She struggled to find that answer even from her colleagues, so she ventured out on her own with conviction and determination to discover it for herself.
Making the bold decision to walk away from corporate medicine, Dr. Gardner established her own private medical practice in 2011, Fusion Medical Aesthetics, which quickly became and remains the leading practice in the greater Fort Worth area for men and women’s hormone replacement therapy, wellness, performance, and aesthetic medicine. This significant step of faith gave Dr. Gardner the freedom and clarity she would need to accomplish what she originally set out to do — help people become the best version of themselves through natural, plant-based alternatives to mainstream medicine.
Dr. Gardner’s continual pursuit to provide the best possible care for her patients has garnered her numerous awards, accolades, and national recognition throughout her exciting medical career, including being named “Top Doctor in the Country” by Newsweek Magazine. This same pursuit led to Dr. Gardner’s greatest professional endeavor thus far — WelCel™.
President of WelCel™
When you peel back the layers of Dr. Gardner’s life you will quickly see that she is much more than a medical doctor. She is a wife, mom, bonus mom, friend, philanthropist, dog lover, business woman, and an entrepreneur to name a few. WelCel™ is the result of the natural progression and culmination of Dr. Gardner’s life work, but she didn’t create this movement alone. Her husband, Trey Phillips, was instrumental in bringing her vision to life one strategic step at a time.
Trey, the President of WelCel™, is a retired Sergeant with the Fort Worth Police Department who served at the highest levels of the department’s Tactical Operations Division, including as a Team Leader in SWAT, where he engaged in over a thousand tactical operations, including high-risk search warrants, hostage situations, and armed barricaded criminals. He was certified in Advanced SWAT Operations, Advanced Hostage Rescue, Tactical Team Leader, and as an Explosive Breacher, Pistol Instructor, Master Taser Instructor, FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor, Chemical Agent Instructor, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor. After 20 years in law enforcement, Trey retired his badge with aspirations of partnering with his wife to serve people in a new and innovative way.
Through Dr. Gardner’s continuous drive to stay on the leading edge of natural alternatives to modern medicine, she and Trey discovered the powerful benefits of Hemp CBD Oil and were fascinated by their findings. After diving deeper into the phenomenon of CBD, they were both excited and alarmed at their findings. On one hand, they discovered a supplement that, at its purest form, was packed full of natural benefits that could significantly improve the overall well-being of a person’s life. On the other hand, they learned CBD is not regulated by the FDA, which led them to discover some CBD products on the market were being falsely labeled or were loaded with harmful ingredients like heavy metals, pesticides, and mold. They knew they had to do something about it.
Dr. Gardner and Trey opened a high-end CBD boutique in the heart of Fort Worth called Thrive Apothecary to provide a place where people could be educated about CBD as well as buy products they could trust that were hand selected by them. With it’s bright, classy, and welcoming vibe, Thrive Apothecary immediately gained significant traction with thousands of people pouring in. This success thrusted Dr. Gardner and Trey into the spotlight as they became leading CBD advocates in the city, region, and state of Texas. As the popularity of CBD grew so did their reputation. They found themselves being sought out by numerous media print publications and television news outlets to provide their insights and expertise. This unsolicited, yet welcomed platform, gave them the opportunity to share their story and passion about CBD with hundreds of thousands of people. They would eventually find themselves in the national spotlight after a television news interview with NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth captured national media attention.
Thrive Apothecary was just the beginning of Dr. Gardner’s unquenchable determination to provide the very best, natural, plant-based alternatives to prescription medication. Even though the shelves of Thrive Apothecary only carried the highest quality CBD, Dr. Gardner set out to create a line of Hemp CBD Oil products that would be far superior to all others — one that she would be proud to put her name on: WelCel™ by Dr. Lisa Gardner.