The Institute For Functional Medicine Names Robert Rountree, MD, as the 2015 Linus Pauling Award Recipient


Austin, TX, May 28, 2015 ? Robert Rountree, MD, has been honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)?s 2015 Annual International Conference, being held May 28-30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Rountree receives this award for his pioneering work in the development of Functional Medicine and for his role as a highly inspirational and informational member of IFM?s faculty.

Dr. Rountree has provided his unique combination of traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology, and mind-body therapy in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. About 15 years ago Rountree opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in individual healthcare consulting. He is an editor, regular columnist, and has co-authored numerous books on Integrative Medicine, including a chapter in the 2010 Textbook of Functional Medicine.

The Linus Pauling Award has been presented by IFM since 1996 to clinicians and researchers whose work has pioneered important principles in the Functional Medicine model.

IFM President Emeritus David Jones, MD, has this to say about Dr. Rountree?s selection as the 2015 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award recipient: ?Dr. Rountree has been an enduring and creative force in the development of the IFM educational programs for applying and teaching a 21st-century clinical medicine and curriculum. His input, curriculum ideas, and mentoring have significantly impacted IFM?s certification program graduates to better serve their patients suffering with chronic, complex medical illnesses as well as advising them in their pursuit of health.?

Dr. Rountree?s work has furthered the shift in medicine from an organ system paradigm to a systems-medicine approach and has helped to evolve Functional Medicine?s clinical and patient-driven approach for prevention and comprehensive treatment of chronic, complex disease. Rountree has been a core faculty member for IFM?s five-day foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), since its inception and has lectured on Functional Medicine all over the world.

IFM is excited to announce a free live stream opportunity to hear Dr. Rountree?s lecture, Toxins and Illness: Paranoid Fantasy or Legitimate Threat?, which will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm CDT. This lecture takes place prior to the 2015 offering of IFM?s Detox Advanced Practice Module (APM). Learn more about how to participate in this free live stream event by visiting

About The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM): IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine. The mission of IFM is to serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.

Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. The primary drivers of the chronic disease epidemic are the daily interactions among an individual?s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional Medicine addresses these underlying causes of disease and equips healthcare practitioners to help their patients manage this complex, interconnected web. For more information about IFM, please visit

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