Our Practice And Services
RoseMary Richards, M.D.
Your Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. RoseMary Richards is an experienced medical doctor practicing in Athens, GA. After graduating from Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Richards was board certified in Anesthesiology and has had a successful practice in Athens for 23 years.
Dr. Richards is now transitioning to Functional Medicine, seeing it as a way to help her patients move away from chronic disease and back to health. She has completed the certification curriculum required for Functional Medicine and is a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
In Her Own Words:
“I have always been interested in health through fitness, lifestyle and diet. However, my focus became deeper as my daughter (one of a set of triplets) developed inflammatory and GI issues - and was eventually diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
In researching this disease, I realized that it was an inflammatory process, like most other chronic diseases so prevalent today. Specific changes in our diet and lifestyle made a huge difference for my daughter and my whole family.
Wanting to share this with others, I found that Functional Medicine (with its exploration of lifestyle factors) is very solidly based on scientific data. It explains why our health is where it is today, and at the same time, points us to a solution.
This broader approach is the way to make sure we are tailoring an effective solution for each patient, not just treating symptoms.”
Dr. RoseMary Richards
Erin Richards is RoseMary’s youngest child. After years of inflammatory symptoms relating to the GI tract and Celiac disease, she has finally been able to live free of any symptoms or medication by making lifestyle changes that are the foundation of Functional Medicine. This freedom helped to solidify her belief in food as medicine. She graduated from UGA with a B. S. in dietetics and now works with her mom in the office as a public health nutritionist. She is continuing her education to pursue a career in medicine.
Athens Functional Medicine Services Include
• Functional Medicine: evaluation and treatment of current acute and chronic illnesses
• Acupuncture and PRP
• Health Optimization Plans
• Nutritional Counseling
• Health and Wellness Coaching (including stress reduction and management techniques,
exercise/fitness plans and mindfulness training)
• Weight Loss/Weight Management
• Medical Grade Supplements