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:
- SIBO/Candida/Leaky Gut/Digestive Dysfunction
- Autoimmunity/Food Allergies/Hashimoto’s
- Brain Health, Mood & Sleep
- Adrenal Fatigue & Thyroid Dysfunction
- Genetic Testing & MTHFR
- Hormone Balancing
- Supplement Regimen Customization
- Lifestyle & Diet Education
- Mindfulness & Stress-Reduction
- Nutritional Analysis, Stool, Allergy, Saliva Hormone Testing, etc.
Dr. Morcom has always been interested in natural medicine, but it is only after a serious personal injury that it became his life’s path and passion. He may have been propelled initially by his desire to fully heal, but he now uses all the knowledge and skill he has acquired to serve his community. Dr. David has a strong dedication to patient care and is truly driven by the fulfillment he receives from helping others.
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. 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 when you need quick and potent action. The majority of diseases that individuals struggle against in modern society, however, are chronic in nature with underlying inflammation, toxicity, nutrient deficiencies & other imbalances in the core systems of the body at their root.”
Dr. David has an immense array of medicinal tools to draw from, yet he learned very early on that even natural medicine could be used in a symptomatic manner. For example, St. John’s Wort is a great herb for mild-to-moderate depression, but if the depression is due to underlying toxicity, candida overgrowth, nutritional deficiencies, hypothyroidism, or simply anemia, no amount of St. John’s Wort is going to help long-term until these underlying root issues are addressed. Dr. Morcom is proficient at assessing what particular factors are relevant for each patient, and then designing a program to prioritize what systems need to be addressed first for maximum benefit & optimal healing.
“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, diet & awareness all done in the proper therapeutic order.”
Dr. Morcom has completed all coursework necessary to be certified through the esteemed Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and only has his examination to complete before being awarded this prestigious designation. Dr. David has also earned the title of Certified Herbal Information Specialist through his PharmD. Internship at the American Botanical Council. In addition, he is certified in Medication Therapy Management, Immunizations & more through the American Pharmacist Association (APhA). Dr. Morcom is passionate about furthering his education and keeping up on the newest advances in medicine by attending conferences and seminars around the country as often as he can. As a patient of Dr. Morcom’s, you can always be assured that he will be using the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine to get to the root of what ails you.