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State-of-the-Art Clinical Research Trials

It is with deep regret we report  that Frederick Warren Schaerf, M.D., Ph.D., our beloved founder passed away on July 14, 2018 after a courageous and very public battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease). In 1989, Fred moved to Fort Myers, Florida and established Neuropsychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida, providing state of the art psychiatric care to well over 28,000 patients for over 28 years.


Additionally, in 2001, Fred founded the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida, which has become a nationally and internationally recognized clinical research site, specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders.

Fred always took a strong leadership role and was a tireless advocate, educating the leadership of Southwest Florida in psychiatric principles and promoting improvements in the psychiatric care of the citizens of Southwest Florida.

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Frederick W. Schaerf, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder/Medical Advisor

The Neuropsychiatric Research Center has been providing cutting edge clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorder for over 20 years.


Recognized as a leading national and international center for all aspects of memory loss, Dr. Schaerf, Dr. Bond and  their team offer free memory evaluations as well as recommendations for brain health.


Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida

14271 Metropolis Avenue, Suite A • Fort Myers, FL  33912