Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine combines the best elements of conventional and alternative medicine. Focusing on whole-body treatment to facilitate optimal functioning of each of your body’s systems and organs, this process also uses cutting-edge lab testing to identify the root causes of your health problems.

Essentially, functional medicine works to support your body’s natural healing systems rather than attacking disease directly - incorporating conventional medical practices in addition to nutrition and lifestyle changes. So, instead of a drug-first approach, functional medicine practitioners first seek to understand why the problem presents itself in the first place and what they can do to repair and prevent it from returning.

Why does it work?

The combination of conventional and holistic medicine allows functional medicine practitioners to treat the root cause of your health challenges rather than simply suppressing symptoms. Our detailed laboratory testing and in-depth interpretation of results often reveal conditions previously undetected through traditional diagnostic protocols.


Focused on you, not the disease, functional medicine is non-invasive and side effects are typically mild.


Your treatments are meant to empower you to make lasting changes that lead to your ongoing, optimal health.


Functional medicine is meant to be a partnership between practitioner and patient. You have total control over your care.


All treatments are based on the latest research from peer-reviewed journals, meaning you’re getting effective recommendations you can trust.


  • Christy B.
    I had the traditional blood tests with my Internist. Nothing showed up. I still had nausea after eating.The endoscopy showed no issue. My Internist suggested antacids and a surgeon. I was feeling so bad. My stomach/gut was not predictable processing the food I ate. I am currently working with Dr. Auer in his Long Distance Program. I felt better within the first week. I am at the 11 week point and I feel so much better. I have no nausea and Dr. Auer’s testing has shown other areas that needed to be addressed with my entire endocrine system. He is extremely knowledgeable and attentive to what I am saying. I actually prefer the long distance approach. We have scheduled communications and his office staff is great to work with. Everyone’s time is respected. Dr. Auer is concerned about how my entire system is working, not just my stomach. I feel so much better!
    Christy B.
  • Jane H.
    In less than 4 months time, Dr. Auer has improved my health immensely. I came to Dr. Auer being generally healthy but with nagging complaints of low grade fatigue, some insomnia, daily afternoon headaches, and vague low grade digestion issues. Those symptoms are now totally gone. My regular general practitioner would offer advice like, "here's a pamphlet about reducing stress", "try walking more often", "being a 40-something mom of 2 kids is demanding", "if the sleep problem continues, maybe we can think about Ambien". What a difference compared with my visit to Dr. Auer. My first visit was what healthcare should look like: professional, comprehensive (not just focused on 1 or 2 issues), and relaxed, with time for coaching and questions. What a difference in approach and what a difference in results! I'm still a bit amazed that these problems were eradicated so quickly. While this type of healthcare is not inexpensive, it's been a great investment. (Seriously, solid deep sleep is SO worth it!) All along I felt like Dr. Auer recommended tests only where the results would materially change my treatment, and pointed out where my GP might be able to run tests through my insurance plan for less out of pocket expense for me. Supplements can be expensive, but they worked. I consider the cost a successful investment in my current quality of life and in my future health I'm so grateful to have found Dr. Auer's practice.
    Jane H.
  • Nixa
    I came to see Dr. Auer because I felt I was at a plateau in my health. I am a health coach and live an exceptionally healthy lifestyle, but I was still getting allergy symptoms and skin irritations. Dr. Auer uses muscle testing and applied kinesiology to determine your course of treatment. I will have to say that I am so enlightened by my visits with the knowledge that he shares. He is very down to earth and breaks it down to you with what is going on in your body. For most, the first few visits may seem kind of pricey, but that's because you have to do initial blood work and labs. However, I see it as investing in your health which will last you a lifetime. Since seeing Dr. Auer, I can feel my health improving and I'm definitely on the road to optimal health.
  • Lan R.
    Before I met Dr Auer, I had a severe allergic reaction to certain foods. I itched for hours and days, my fingers were tingling and my legs were restless. During my first visit, Dr Auer listened to me carefully and asked a lot of questions. I then learned that I am allergic to certain foods primarily wheat. Once I followed his treatment and recommendations consistently, all my problems went away. Although my health is in great form, I continue to see Dr Auer several times a year. I'd strongly recommend Dr Auer to anyone who's seeking alternative treatment for their health.  
    Lan R.
  • Anthony T.
    I have been seeing Dr. Auer for a little over two years now. I originally sought him out after struggling to find someone to properly diagnose my many medical issues(skin, digestive, plateaued weight-loss, allergies, insomnia, etc...), along with growing chronic forearm pain. I immediately found comfort and relief with the over the phone consultation he provided. I found him to be very easy to talk to and a great listener. He gave me a great deal of advice to get me started without having to even step foot in his office. He made me feel like someone finally understood what I was going through and was confident they had the tools that could help me heal. After my first appointment had concluded, I knew I had made the right decision. Over the next few months Dr. Auer's use and knowledge of Functional Medicine helped to uncover the many root causes of my symptoms. With the aide of his recommended supplementation, nutrition, and lifestyle changes I finally felt in control of my health. If you're looking for a personable doctor who really takes the time for their patients and really knows their stuff, I can't say enough good things.
    Anthony T.
  • Simone S.
    Dr Auer is an extremely knowledgeable and talented functional medicine practitioner. He is passionate about helping his patients and stays up to date on the latest research and techniques. I appreciate the usage of blood and stool testing to establish a baseline from which you can track your health improvements. Prior to working with Dr Auer I had not understood my body's reactions to dairy and excess sugar. My overall health has greatly benefited from his in-depth knowledge of biochemical processes and experience with supplements. I had been disappointed over the years that traditional practitioners did not place heavier emphasis on the food that we eat. In my opinion functional medicine plays a huge role in successful treatment of autoimmune conditions and improving general health. I would highly recommend Dr Auer.
    Simone S.
  • Lesley M
    I started seeing Dr. Auer in May 2017 and in only a few weeks I have seen dramatic changes. I have felt improvements in all aspects of my life, from the board room to the golf course. Dr. Auer shares his broad technical knowledge in a collaborative and personable way. As a result, I am always clear about the reason for a treatment plan, which may explain in part why they are so successful. Highly recommended!
    Lesley M
  • Ethan H.
    Dr. Auer’s commitment to his patients is exemplary and the clinic atmosphere is both professional and friendly. It’s nice to know that even in today’s society of “There’s a pill for that” people who actually care about your health & wellness are still around, so Thank You! Thank You, Thank You. Keep doing what you do!
    Ethan H.

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