Doctor of Pharmacy & Certified Herbal Specialist
Dr. Morcom is a practitioner of Functional Medicine fusing traditional herbalism with advanced diagnostic testing, his background in modern pharmacology and the newest research in herbs, nutrition and natural medicine.
With an integrative and holistic approach, he aims to understand you as a whole and your condition at its root.
“My philosophy is based on the belief that the human body is a remarkable system that is innately self-healing – and with the proper use of whole foods, herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes, one can strengthen and support the body to achieve optimal health.”
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
- Functional Medicine
- Discontinuing Drug Therapy Intelligently (SSRI/Benzo/Etc)
- Genetic Testing, MTHFR, etc.
- Supplement Regimen Customization
- Hormone Balancing
- Gut Restoration
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Mood Disorders & Sleep
- Lifestyle & Diet Education
- Meditation & Stress-Reduction
- Genetic, Micronutrient, Allergy & Saliva Hormone Testing
As a doctoral graduate of the UT College of Pharmacy in Austin, Dr. Morcom has an in-depth understanding of both the biochemistry of the body and how drugs, herbs, toxins and other substances affect physiology for better and for worse. This provides him unique insight into how medicinal substances – both natural and synthetic – interact with each other, utilizing this knowledge to increase synergy and reduce toxicity. He is especially interested in how drugs deplete the body of specific nutrients, how to prevent this and the best ways to replace them. He also likes to help patients that wish to discontinue their medications, do it safely and effectively by using specific herbs and nutraceuticals to help alleviate side effects in the transition.
Dr. Morcom earned the title of Certified Herbal Information Specialist through his PharmD. internship at the American Botanical Council. More recently, he became certified in Medication Therapy Management by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Currently, Dr. David is furthering his clinical skill by shadowing experts in the field and studying to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) in his spare time.
Despite his specialization in pharmacotherapy, Dr. Morcom rarely advocates the use of drugs and prefers more natural approaches to disease state management.
“Drugs are great for acute conditions where you need quick and potent action. The majority of diseases that individuals struggle against in modern society, however, are chronic in nature with underlying dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, toxicity, nutrient deficiencies and often unresolved emotional trauma at their root.”
“Chronic disease is where functional medicine truly shines. It works in unison with the body’s innate intelligence to restore homeostasis and health. Success isn’t determined by the prescription of a single drug or miracle cure, but instead, the synergism invoked by an array of medicinal herbs, nutrients, and changes in lifestyle and diet.”
You are Healthy, Happy & Whole in Body, Mind & Soul!