Practical, scientifically-validated and cost effective care.
Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC and his team of doctors help individuals improve their health, both locally and at a distance. Patients can be seen via our HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform.
The Clinical Team
We are ready to become part of your dedicated and compassionate team of specialists in integrative medicine. The Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine can be your go-to resource for solving your gut and hormone health challenges.
Dr. Ruscio 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 DrRuscio.com, as well as serving distance patients via Zoom.
Gavin Guard believes that the average doctor visit is not giving patients the care and support they deserve. He graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College with a bachelor’s in biochemistry before completing graduate medical school training at the University of Colorado. Since then, he’s completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser Institute ADAPT Level 1 Clinician, a Precision Nutrition Level 1 nutrition coach, an AIP Certified Coach, and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist. His main clinical focuses include gastrointestinal disorders and metabolic disease like weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Along with the rest of the Ruscio Institute team, he is bringing the latest medical research to the forefront of clinical patient care. He wakes up every morning to help patients find lasting solutions to their health so that they can experience hope and feel restored.
The Research Team
At our center we feel there is a strong need to reform and improve practice in the field. Which is why we are continually performing clinical research at our clinic.
Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC, CEO, CMO
Robert Abbott, MD, Director of Research
Joe Mather, MD, MPH&TM, Medical Director
Gavin Guard, PA
Keeping a clinic running requires a great deal of organization and administration to take care of everything to support our patients and their immediate families.