After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1976, Dr. Bob Rountree MD 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 was one of the first holistic healthcare centers in the U.S. In January, 2002, he opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in integrative, personalized medicine. He is the long-time 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, 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 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 many years of mentoring and training health care providers. Bob also serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for Thorne, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of pure, high-quality nutritional and botanical supplements. Over the past twenty years he has had the opportunity to lecture all over the world to professional and public audiences. Bob is especially passionate about the great outdoors, wild nature and the preservation of biodiversity.