About Robert Rountree, MD

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1976, Dr. Bob Rountree received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1980. He subsequently completed a residency in family and community medicine at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, after which he was certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Bob has been practicing family medicine in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. He began his professional career at Wellspring, Partners in Health, a multidisciplinary clinic that included MDs, NDs, TCM practitioners, nutritionists, bodyworkers, and somatic therapists that was one of the first holistic healthcare centers in the U.S. Since January, 2002, he has been the Medical Director of Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in integrative, personalized medicine. He is the long-time Clinical Editor as well as a regular columnist for Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc). He has coauthored numerous books and written numerous book chapters on Integrative and Nutritional Medicine, including the Textbook of Functional Medicine, Clinical Botanical Medicine; Clinical Natural Medicine Handbook; The New Breastfeeding Diet Plan; Immunotics; and Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child.

In addition to his medical practice, Bob is an original, long-standing member of the core faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine in Federal Way, WA. In June, 2015, he was given the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award by IFM, in recognition of his many years of mentoring and training health care providers. For over ten years, Bob has served as the Chief Medical Advisor for Thorne HealthTech, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of pure, high-quality nutritional and botanical supplements, along with advanced multiomic and diagnostic testing. In the past two decades he has had the opportunity to lecture all over the world to professional and public audiences. As an avid mountain hiker, Bob is especially passionate about the great outdoors, wild nature, and the preservation of biodiversity.

Subjects Covered

FM: Defense & Repair