Reclaim Your Health
Functional Medicine for Optimal Wellbeing
The mission of Moyer Functional Medicine is to provide integrative and functional medicine principles to address an individual's health challenges and guide a patient back to optimal health. Functional medicine aims to identify the root causes of health problems rather than simply diagnose someone with a "disease" based on a constellation of symptoms and then treat symptoms with prescription medication. By taking a very thorough patient history, performing a physical exam and utilizing cutting edge, specialty laboratory testing to better identify physiological problems and then implementing a naturally based approach utilizing lifestyle changes, individualized nutrition plans and targeted nutraceutical interventions, patients are better able to achieve lasting wellness.
We also provide an individual who feels well but seeks peak performance, fitness, vitality and longevity a "deeper dive" into individual physiology, biochemistry and genetic predispositions to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Meet Dr. Adam Moyer, DC, FMCP
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Dr. Moyer has been one of the team of practicing doctors and physical therapists at Salisbury Musculoskeletal Clinic since 2007. He graduated from Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) after completing a bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of Vermont. He excelled throughout his studies, participating in an honors level radiology internship at Clifton Springs Hospital located in upstate New York and served as a chiropractic intern at the Seneca Falls Health Center as well as the VA hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Moyer graduated magna cum laude and was his class Salutatorian. He was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honors Society and was awarded the diagnostic imaging award upon graduation.
With an interest in health, fitness and nutrition dating back to his childhood he always gravitated towards natural approaches to health. Within a few years of practice it became abundantly clear that "mainstream medicine" wasn't working well in the realm of chronic disease. A family member with severe health challenges that failed to find help with conventional treatment found Dr. Susan Blum, now a pioneer in the field of functional medicine. After seeking out education in this up and coming field, he found the Institute for Functional Medicine and began a formal education in functional medicine. In addition to the coursework he has completed with the IFM, Dr. Moyer completed a year-long mentorship program with the Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine and felt prepared to branch out with a distinct practice in this specialized field. The constantly evolving field of functional and integrative medicine provides opportunity for lifelong learning and he continues to expand his knowledge base with ongoing continuing education and strives to provide patients with high quality care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Moyer enjoys a busy family life with his wife, Lisa, and two boys, Riley and Jay. He is an avid skier (water and snow), snowboarder, triathelete, surfer, and ice hockey player. He enjoys working with all types of patients, including elite athletes as well as "weekend warriors" and everyone in between seeking optimal health and well-being.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
-from the Institute for Functional Medicine
The gastrointestinal tract plays a central role in many chronic, systemic diseases. In Functional Medicine, the GI tract is often an important starting point in improving overall health. Read More
When a patient is fatigued, their quality of life suffers. Morning routines may turn into energy-draining chores, work can become unbearable, and personal relationships might decline. Read More
An overloaded detoxification pathway may lead to clinical patterns such as immune dysfunction or endocrine disruption that indicate potential toxic exposure. Read More
While prescription medications remain at the forefront in the battle against autoimmune disease, researchers are identifying other treatment modalities to help improve patients’ quality of life. Functional medicine offers an alternative to symptom suppression—by addressing the underlying mechanisms that cause autoimmunity, we can prevent, and in some cases reverse, autoimmune diseases.
By considering how all body systems interact and are interconnected and applying principles to achieve optimal function of all systems, an individual can achieve their full health potential. Read More
The Functional Medicine model focuses on identifying stress as a cause of dysfunction and utilizing specific interventions like exercise, meditation, and yoga that work for the individual patient. Read More
Schedule an Appointment
New patients should submit a contact form to schedule a free initial consultation by phone.
Established patients are welcome to request an appointment via email.
Dr. Moyer only sees functional medicine patients in the Berlin office; chiropractic patients should call Salisbury Musculoskeletal Clinic at 410.341.6520 to to schedule an appointment.
New Patient Consultation
A new patient consultation typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the patient's presenting complaints and medical history.
This initial encounter entails a very thorough history, often going back to a patient's birth (natural or C-section for example) and considers events, traumas, illnesses, and lifestyle factors over the course of an individual's lifespan in order to better determine the root causes of illness. An overview of each individual's lifestyle and diet are also discussed as is current medication and supplement regimen.
Based on this history and considering a patient's presenting symptoms, one or more advanced lab tests are typically ordered to gain more insight into root causes of illness. Lifestyle and diet modifications and recommendations are also generally discussed on day one.
Follow Up Consultations
$75 - $125
Fees depend on the number of tests to review and discuss as well as the time required.
This consultation entails a detailed review and discussion of test findings as well as development of a treatment plan. Any and all questions are answered and this consultation typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.
Available to individuals who seek guidance on nutrition/diet and lifestyle modifications to help guide them back to health and well-being without pursuing lab testing.
Your Health Starts Here
Please submit an email to set up a free introductory phone consultation with Dr. Moyer. Established patients are welcome to request a follow up appointment via the contact form. Dr. Moyer only sees functional medicine patients in the Berlin office; chiropractic patients should call Salisbury Musculoskeletal Clinic at 410.341.6520 to to schedule an appointment.