Dr. Rountree received his MD in 1980 from UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by a residency in family medicine at the Hershey Medical Center. He began his professional career in Boulder, Colorado, at Wellspring, Partners in Health, a multidisciplinary clinic that was one of the first integrative medicine healthcare centers in the U.S. In 2002, he opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in personalized healthcare consulting. Dr. Rountree has coauthored numerous books and written numerous book chapters on integrative and nutritional medicine. He is the long-time Clinical Editor and a regular columnist for the journal, Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc).
In addition to his clinical practice, he is an original, long-standing member of the core faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine. 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. Over the past two decades he has had the opportunity to lecture all over the world to professional and public audiences. Bob is especially passionate about systems biology, the great outdoors, wild nature, and the preservation of biodiversity.