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Rochester Hills MD Announces New Certification

Completes Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Course

Natural Awakenings News: Rochester Hills MD Announces New Certification
Catherine Waller, MD

Catherine Waller, MD, Medical Director of Waller Wellness Center in Rochester Hills, recently became an Institute For Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Training for the IFMCP took over two years to complete.

Dr. Waller received her medical degree in 1983. Then in 2003, after discovering the specialties of Anti-aging and Functional Medicine, she enrolled in a Fellowship program and by 2005 had become one of the first 20 physicians in the United States to become Board Certified in Anti-aging and Functional Medicine.

"The Functional Medicine name and concept was created in 1990 by Jeff Bland PhD, a brilliant nutritional biochemist who wanted to give the medical profession a way to use science-based literature to develop more natural treatment modalities for chronic disease," explains Waller. "He started the Institute of Functional Medicine together with David Jones, MD and they developed the ACCME-accredited (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) program to teach the unique 'systems biology' clinical approach and framework (Functional Medicine Matrix) for sorting and applying scientific findings in clinically relevant ways."

The IFM was created as a way for MD’s and DO’s to utilize the emerging scientific literature in nutritional biochemistry, herbology, genetics, exercise physiology and other biochemistry-based disciplines in the practice of medicine.

As one of the largest physician-owned Functional Medicine practices in Oakland County, the Waller Wellness Center is dedicated to helping patients discover the causes of their symptoms so they can find relief and get the most out of life.

Waller Wellness Center is located at 1854 W. Auburn Rd., Suite 400, Rochester Hills. For more information call the offices at 248-844-1414 or visit For more on the Institute for Functional Medicine, visit

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