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Be on Your Way to Feeling Better with AUSTIN Functional Medicine

Unlike conventional medicine that focuses on the symptoms of illness and disease, functional and integrative medicine identifies and addresses its root causes. It offers a comprehensive approach to wellness and understands that you are a whole human being, not just a series of individual body parts.

About AUSTIN Functional Medicine

We are ready to become part of your dedicated and compassionate team of specialists in integrative medicine. Austin Functional Medicine can be your go-to resource for solving your gut and hormone health challenges.

If you are struggling with digestive, thyroid, or other health issues, and are ready to work with practitioners who will take the time to understand you, we would like to hear from you and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Our Mission and Core Values

Dr. Ruscio and the Austin FM team bridge the gap between conventional medicine and integrative and functional medicine. We provide whole-person medical care that is informed by scientific evidence. And most importantly for our patients, we strive to provide high-quality care at the lowest price possible. 

Austin Functional Medicine physicians uncover the root causes of your health issues while minimizing testing and treatment costs.

Our philosophy is: If it isn’t likely to lead to improved health, we won’t ask you to spend your money on it.

We base recommendations on clinical and peer-reviewed scientific evidence. We use a data-driven approach to assess our own biases in clinical practice and the inherent bias in the functional and integrative medicine space as a whole.

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Compassionate care at your fingertips, 24/7

At AustinFM, we are diligent about the time we spend with patients.

We prepare in advance for each visit. We synthesize health history and clinical information, and formulate an individualized treatment plan that fits the patient’s story, signs, and symptoms. By valuing our patient’s time and preparing effectively, we can make our functional and integrative services more affordable.

Quality of care

The practitioner team at AustinFM are trained in both Western medicine and functional medicine approaches and can work as part of your primary care or integrative care team.

Flexibility and freedom

Austin Functional Medicine provides comprehensive integrative and functional medicine services to the Austin area, and telehealth medicine to patients across the United States and beyond.

About Our Functional Medicine Team

Dr. Ruscio, DNM, DC is your leading functional and integrative doctor specializing in gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, IBS and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. He is a clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe. Dr. Ruscio also runs an influential website and podcast at DrRusio.com, as well as serving the Austin, TX area and distance patients via Zoom.

Dr. Abbott, MD is the medical director for Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his family medicine internship with VCU-Shenandoah Valley and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser Institute ADAPT Level 1 clinician, and an AIP Certified Coach. He is currently the medical advisor at Autoimmune Wellness conducting collaborative research with founders Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott. He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and practices what he calls “spiritually focused and evolutionarily informed functional medicine.”

Dr. Mather, MD, MPH&TM is a board-certified Family Practice physician who practices Functional Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Public Health in 2011 and completed his residency in 2014. In his medical practice he focuses on delivering cost-effective and practical medical care with a focus on GI health. He spends a lot of time working with patients suffering from complex diseases and helping patients to optimize their longevity. When he is not working with patients you will find him chasing his three small children, exercising or meditating.

Morgan Molidor, MSc. is a Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in functional medicine and therapeutic diets. She focuses on practical change when implementing integrative nutritional strategies and aims to bring mindfulness and compassion to each visit. She brings patient’s health goals to fruition with coaching and through her personalized grocery delivery service, HealthyCart.

Jasmine Simon is the Patient Care Coordinator at Austin Functional Medicine. She oversees administrative functions and patient support. She strives to provide excellent customer service and an unbeatable patient experience. Jasmine has an extensive background in customer service and management. She is CPO certified and has been working in patient care for the last five years. She is an advocate for healthy living and loves seeing people regain their health through their customized programs. In her free time, you will find her hiking with her two dogs and traveling with her family.

Darla O’Dwyer is a registered dietitian and holds a Ph.D. in food and nutrition. She has been a faculty member at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2003 and is currently serving as the Dietetic Internship Director and Coordinator for the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics program. She has a passion for integrative and functional medicine and her research interests are in gastrointestinal nutrition, dietary supplements, and fermented foods. She trained in functional medicine from the Kalish Institute to learn a more holistic approach to healing. Outside of work, she loves to cook, read, walk, swim, and spend time with her family, including the four-legged variety.

Patient Testimonials

Our clients love us! But don’t just take our word for it…

I feel fantastic. I am sleeping at night. I’m almost off my blood pressure medications and seem to be doing well with that. My heartburn has subsided. My energy is wonderful. And the thyroid problem seems to be in check. It’s been very successful.
Janet / Michigan
It’s just a real blessing, the whole focus of my world all my life has been weight loss, and now to have this stuff fixed, yay! Being able to go out to lunch, go shopping and do more than two things in a week is amazing. I’m so thankful that you are around and that you help people.
Debbie / Missouri
It’s changed my life. I’ve noticed that I kind of get very, very minimum symptoms coming back. I’ve been very happy with the treatment plan.
Mason / California
The best move I made was starting up with you and really getting someone who knows how to stop the SIBO relapse from going on, and I’m so happy I did because I wouldn’t be here doing the things I’m doing now if it weren’t for that.
Christine / Wyoming
For the first time in years, I have relief. This is the best I’ve felt in a very long time. I feel younger, but I’m getting older.
Catherine / Maryland
I’ve picked up 10 pounds, which is the first time in the past five or six years I’ve seen the scale move in the right direction for me. The chills I was having completely diminished. So I’ve seen a lot of success.
Randy / North Carolina

Ready to Get Started?

We are ready to become part of your dedicated and compassionate team of specialists in integrative medicine. Austin Functional Medicine can be your go-to resource for solving your gut and hormone health challenges.
If you are struggling with digestive, thyroid, or other health issues, and are ready to work with practitioners who will take the time to understand you, we would like to hear from you and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.