After receiving his MD from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1980 and completing a 3-year family medicine residency at the Hershey Medical Center, Dr Rountree began his professional career at Wellspring, Partners in Health, a multidisciplinary clinic in Boulder, Colorado, that was one of the first integrative healthcare centers in the U.S. In January, 2002, he opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in individual healthcare consulting. He is the medical editor for Delicious Living magazine (Penton), and 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. He is a 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 years of mentoring and training health care providers. Dr. Rountree has had the opportunity to lecture all over the world to professional and public audience. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rountree is the Chief Medical Officer for Thorne Research. He is especially passionate about the outdoors, wild nature and the preservation of biodiversity.