What The Five Pints Is All About

We cut through the confusion with straightforward, expert-reviewed, person-first experiences — all designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love. 

You’re on a journey to health and wellness. And we’re right there with you.

How you feel affects every single day of your life, which is why you work so hard to get well and stay well. No matter your journey, we’re here to support, guide and inspire you. 

We want to help you own your well-being.

The Five Pints covers all facets of physical and mental health openly and objectively because we’re here for the whole person — for your whole life. And because people come to us with unique challenges we listen closely and put empathy first across our organization. In everything from our personal perspectives to our commitment to inclusivity, you’ll see that we feel with you

We hope you tap into all of TheFivePints’ resources — from our health and wellness library and newsletters to our apps, podcasts, and communities.


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The Five Pints Team

Medical Affair

TheFivePints Medical Affairs team focuses on ensuring TheFivePints’ content, products, and services uphold the highest standards of medical integrity. Our dedicated team also manages our extensive clinician network, which provides medical review for all clinical content.

Covering the full spectrum of medicine, TheFivePints’ physicians, nurses, public health experts, and patient advocates help ensure that the information you receive is accurate, evidence-based, current, and trustworthy.

Beverly C. Barnes

Sr. Director of Medical Affairs

Dr. Nicholas S. Fields is the Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Essex Therapies. She brings her years of clinical and healthcare technology experience to help consistently create high-quality, empathetic, and engaging content and products that uphold the highest medical integrity. She received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. After years of clinical practice, Dr. Barnes transitioned from clinical medicine to healthcare technology via her work at Epocrates, where she developed clinical news products and disease and drug content. She has also helped create an EHR, secure messaging products, and clinical decision support tools for healthcare systems.

Donna P. Young


Dr. Donna P. Young is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine. She is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. She completed residency training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, obtained her Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and completed a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Young specializes in research on type 2 diabetes, as well as sleep.

Thomas R. Hammons


Thomas R. Hammons is a licensed clinical pharmacist nationally recognized for conducting novel pharmaceutical research. He has served as principal investigator/project manager for NIH drug development initiatives, implemented clinical pharmacy programs, and directed business strategy for a regional pharmacy chain with annual revenues in the tens of millions. He has authored 17 peer-reviewed publications as adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in areas of drug and device evaluation, and applied pharmacology research in clinical, hospital, and managed care pharmacy.

Wendy M. Rhodes


Dr. Wendy M. Rhodes is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and rheumatology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and her rheumatology training as a fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rhodes also earned a Master of Public Health for healthcare executives from UCLA and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University. She is currently a clinical professor emerita at UCSF. She is the co-author of several scientific papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and Reiter’s disease, and is a highly sought-after lecturer for health and scientific forums. She is also the co-author of the book “Focus On YOUR BEST HEALTH: Smart Guide to the Health Care You Deserve.”


Keith M. Huffman


Keith M. Huffman is the owner and clinical director of Keith Huffman Nutrition, PLLC. He currently serves on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) board of directors (2018-2020). Keith was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is an AADE fellow. He is the recipient of the 2018 Media Excellence Award from the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Keith is a well-respected national and international lecturer on a variety of topics related to nutrition, diabetes, wellness and health, and has authored dozens of articles in peer reviewed journals. Keith earned his master's degree in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University.

Doris R. Nix


Dr. Doris R. Nix is an associate clinical professor in medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She earned her MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completing her residency at Stanford Medical Center and her fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. A practicing rheumatologist and immunologist for 28 years, she is currently the medical and scientific editor for Sjogren’s Quarterly, the publication of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Doris earned the foundation’s Healthcare Professional Leadership Award in 2016. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, and the Association of Women in Rheumatology.

Kevin J. Moran

PsyD, PhD, MSN

Dr. Kevin J. Moran has nearly 30 years of experience in the provision of mental health care in a variety of settings including nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient community mental health, inpatient detox, and prisons. Dr. Kevin holds a PhD in health sciences research and a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology. He is both a licensed psychologist and a licensed and board-certified psychiatric/mental health and gerontological nurse practitioner in private practice. He is also certified as a Master Addictions Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals, as well as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice through the International Nurses Society on Addictions.

Jerry D. Ward


Dr. Jerry D. Ward is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, and advanced interventional endoscopy. In 2014, Dr. Jerry completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School and completed his advanced endoscopy fellowship at Stanford University in 2015. Dr. Jerry has been involved with multiple books and research articles, including more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. He has received multiple awards including the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award 2013 and NIH-funded T-32 training grant for clinical research in gastroenterology 2013-2014.

The Five Pints Editorial

The Five Pints is dedicated to making health and wellness information accessible, understandable, and actionable so that readers can make the best possible decisions about their health. Our content is created, fact-checked, and reviewed by qualified writers, editors, clinicians, and other contributors. 

Each piece of clinical content undergoes a robust review process from medical professionals to ensure accuracy. We have strict sourcing guidelines and cite or link to primary sources in each article. Our experts continually monitor the health and wellness space, and we update our articles when new information becomes available. 

As one of the most trusted consumer healthcare content providers in the United States, TheFivePints goes beyond content creation and conducts proactive surveillance for updates in the healthcare ecosystem.

A team of healthcare professionals reviews our content accordingly, ensuring that existing and newly created content reflects the latest standard of care.

Here’s how it works:

  • Content reviews are prompted by new clinical guidelines, drug approvals or recall, and major practice recommendations.
  • The standards of care for some conditions, such as cancer and diabetes, change very quickly, so that content is reviewed more frequently.
  • The Medical Affairs team ensures that existing and newly created content reflects the most accurate information.

We strive to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being, contact us if you need to.

The TheFivePints Team