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8406 Six Forks Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615

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Finally … A Fresh Approach !

FoundationMED is a premier Functional Medicine practice based in Raleigh, NC. Our practice was designed by Michael Citron, MD to be a different type of medical practice - combining functional medicine principles with traditional medical training. Dr. Citron is board certified in Emergency Medicine with additional extensive training in Functional Medicine.

Traditionally, physicians seek to identify and treat symptoms caused by underlying disease, but often fail to focus on the underlying imbalances that cause the symptoms in the first place.
  • Wellness
  • Aging Gracefully
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • MTHFR/Methylation Issues
  • Cloudy Thinking
  • Memory Issues
  • Weight Management
  • Cholesterol Problems
Never a cookie-cutter approach. Never rushed. Always individualized care. If you are looking for a rushed, harried visit where you can hardly get two words in, then we are not the place for you.

Our patients are our partners in working towards solutions. We delight in knowing that our patients are very well informed as to what we are doing… and why.

Testimonials

“Turns out I have a homozygous methylation gene defect responsible for my reproductive history & life-long battle with depression. Dr. Citron is working with me using nutrigenomics supplements to address my gene defects & post-menopausal issues” …
“My 1st appointment with Dr. Citron was 05/21/2014. After learning about functional medicine through Dr. Mark Hyman's website & email newsletters, I searched for nearby functional medicine doctors for several years. I tried a Chapel Hill, NC functional medicine doctor, but didn't have a "click" with his approach (somatic visualization, etc.). He did more labs than my PCP, but didn't dig very deeply into the results. ----- Dr. Citron does dig deeply into the labs he suggests; the blood is drawn at a lab near his office. He suggested (he never forces any lab or treatment, rather slowly educates & discusses the current state of functional medicine thinking on the matter) I get some genetic testing. Turns out I have a homozygous methylation gene defect responsible for my reproductive history & life-long battle with depression. Dr. Citron is working with me using nutrigenomics supplements to address my gene defects & post-menopausal issues, etc. I do find it challenging to follow the organic chemistry involved in much of what Dr. Citron talks about & realize seeing a functional medicine doctor requires much more "homework" than American patients are accustomed to doing. I also find it challenging to keep up with understanding & ordering the supplements I take under Dr. Citron's recommendation. Despite the patient dedication necessary, I feel like I've made progress on many fronts & uncovered answers to questions about my health no other medical practitioner I've seen during my 64 years has been able to do. Thank you, Dr. Citron (& Kathleen)” !

R.T.J.
“Changing lifestyle, diet and the like is not easy and he knows this and has great sensitivity to patients' personal challenges.” …
“My wife and I and father in law have sought medical consultation from Dr. Citron and have referred several others who have universally reported excellent care. He is warm, winsome and yet very meticulous and conservative in his recommendations. Changing lifestyle, diet and the like is not easy and he knows this and has great sensitivity to patients' personal challenges. I also appreciate that he does not personally sell supplements so as not to introduce a conflict of interest when making recommendations. Functional medicine is the new paradigm for wellness and chronic illness management and is changing the face of western medicine. In my opinion, he is best choice for a functional medicine practice in the Raleigh area. “

Dr. Bob
“If you feel bloated, fat, stressed and miserable- If you have hot flashes that keep you up all night” …
“If you feel bloated, fat, stressed and miserable- If you have hot flashes that keep you up all night, if your joints feel like you are 120 years old all of a sudden and you are cranky, have no libido, and don't enjoy doing the activities you used to love, this may be the doctor for you! I was all of those things and then some! My cardiovascular risk markers were worrisome, my diabetic warning markers were getting scary and my thyroid was not doing well either. At 49 I was on a one way path to bad health and a bunch of health problems that I want no part of experiencing in life! 

It is not easy. It is not a cake walk. YOU have to be responsible for your own health and actively work to fix it. Dr. Citron and Kathleen can suggest 1000 things to help you and direct your very specific path to total well being- if you listen and follow their directions. Every one of us is a different test tube of hormones, genetics, bodily injuries, past health histories, bad habits, good habits, and if you want to get your body on a healthy functioning path- Dr. Citron will very thoroughly go through every aspect of WHO YOU ARE NOW and get you where you want to be.

I have tried other holistic medicine paths and Naturopaths, but I honestly cannot say I have ever experienced as thorough and complete care- that GOT RESULTS- as I have with Dr. Citron. 

My ENTIRE adult life has seen me FIGHTING with the scale, gaining weight losing weight gaining it right back- I literally had 4 different bra sizes and dress sizes in my closet at any one time to deal with the weight flux.

Since December of 2014 I have not been on a single diet. I have applied the practices that Dr. Citron prescribed for me specifically and made them my new life habit for eating, lifestyle, specific nutrient Rx and added hormone treatment that I needed according to my test results.  I have lost over 20 pounds so far...I have NEVER been able to maintain that kind of weight loss before on any diet. I feel that Dr. Citron has finally uncovered the problems my body has had functioning since adolescence. 

It is July now- I am back doing all of my beloved sports, I have energy and stamina, I feel happy and well balanced, and I am going to be a Grandma in January!!!!!!  What better gift to give myself and my new grandchild than a healthy Grandma who hopefully will be able to do all of the FUN stuff I did with its mother!!! I feel normal. I feel like me, and I'm really happy to be back! 

About the best testimonial I can possibly give is that my husband, Mr. Scientific, Mr. Analytical, who watched me go through the entire process and had some negative things to say " he had read in the newspaper" - he watched me go from a fat crabby stressed miserable wife to someone he can hardly keep up with... He has now begun his own journey with Dr. Citron because he doesn't want to get left behind and he has seen the dramatic changes first hand. He has witnessed the value Dr. Citron has brought to my health” !

Wake Forest, NC
“I met directly with the Doctor, for approximately 2 hours”
“I met directly with the Doctor, for approximately 2 hours. He was very knowledgeable, down-to-earth, and took a great deal of time explaining various concepts and ideas.“

Raleigh, NC
“I want to say that Dr Mike as I like to call him is just wonderful. He is not just a doctor, but a person who relates to you as an old friend” …
“I want to say that Dr Mike as I like to call him is just wonderful. He is not just a doctor, but a person who relates to you as an old friend.

He always (and I mean always) looks out for your best interest. He is very detail oriented and takes plenty of time to discuss with you everything he is doing, testing, explaining the meanings behind the test and then the planned route he is going to take with you.

He has called me many times at home to discuss issues you may have emailed him about. He is reassuring, kind and I think the world of him. I told a friend and she now sees him, and she too trusts him to guide her along the correct path. His lovely wife Kathleen is a real doll and has the patiences of a saint. They are a great team!

Dr. Mike will take you on a path of natural quality supplements that I promise will heal you.

I feel a lot better than I did when I first got there. He goes so far into your genetics which shows he works from the inside and therefore it creates a better outside.

Anyway, long story short...go see Dr. Mike, I promise it will be the best decision you ever made.

Thanks to two terrific and caring people who really do care about you from the inside out” !

Winston-Salem, NC
“Dr. Citron and Kathy are just the best” !!
“Dr. Citron and Kathy are just the best!! I’ve never met a more knowledgeable, kind, and caring team. Thank you both - here’s to optimal health” !!

Statesville, NC
“Dr. Citron is unbelievably knowledgeable and thorough!  He did not just prescribe” …
“Dr. Citron is unbelievably knowledgeable and thorough!  He did not just prescribe what I needed for health and wellness, he took ample time to teach me what was happening with my body and what the plan was for restoring me to peak performance. He clearly has a passion for understanding human anatomy and I am thankful he does constant research.  

Michael and Kathleen's warm and inviting practice is not a drive-through hormone shop. I highly recommend them if you want to be assured you are getting it right with a plan designed just for you.”

Raleigh, NC
“Dr. Citron is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of MTHFR. I like his approach of wanting to see the evidence” …
“Dr. Citron is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of MTHFR.
I like his approach of wanting to see the evidence rather than being speculative about what works, and am appreciative of his belief that the body knows how to heal itself given the right base tools.
He's very down to earth, and doesn't pretend to stand on water like so many in the medical field. He's the real deal if you're looking for someone who is smart and can help.”

Durham, NC
“My autoimmune disease is under control and I am off of all the dangerous meds my other doctors prescribed.” …
“I have been a patient of Dr. Citron's for a year and a half and I have nothing but high praise. He is caring for my health as a whole, not looking at bits and pieces and treating each issue without regard to the other. My autoimmune disease is under control and I am off of all the dangerous meds my other doctors prescribed. I have never had trouble getting an appointment when I needed. They are very responsive when I have a question. All around, great care!.”

Elizabeth OurPaleoFamily
“ Following visits over the course of 7 years to Drs. and large medical centers throughout NC, there were still no answers. Dr. Citron was persistent and I'm so thankful he was able to determine and correct the causes to my daughters' health problems.” …
The care at FoundationMed has been extremely thorough and persistent. When others were quick to diagnose and dish out medicine, Dr. Citron dug in deeper to find the root of the problem rather than settling for treating the chronic symptoms. Following visits over the course of 7 years to Drs. and large medical centers throughout NC, there were still no answers. Dr. Citron was persistent and I'm so thankful he was able to determine and correct the causes to my daughters' health problems. She has been under Dr. Citron's care for approx. 2 years and is healthy and thriving and is symptom free. This has changed her life and given her and our family healthful knowledge that will last a lifetime. We are grateful for the care and personal interest FoundationMed shared with our daughter and our family.
T.S.
“Dr. Citron is the most thorough doctor I've ever had, and I've been to multiple conventional and functional medicine doctors over the past 4 years” …
“Dr. Citron is the most thorough doctor I've ever had, and I've been to multiple conventional and functional medicine doctors over the past 4 years. He did not guess or make assumptions about my condition; instead he ordered labs to get more information. He is against trying things too invasive, and he worked with me to get the best care within my budget (which was very small). Also, all of the labs, prescriptions, and doctor's notes are centrally located online, which is awesome for someone like me who does their own independent research. His wife/administrator Kathleen, is also awesome, because she was always available to talk whenever I called or emailed with questions.

Overall, I highly recommend FoundationMed because of the expertise and quality of attention I received..”

sames310
“ I had never had any physician take his time and 'really' listen to me” …
“I was in search of a Functional Medicine doctor when I came across Foundation Med. I called the office and spoke with Kathleen, the office manager, who spent over an hour with me on the phone answering all my questions regarding the office and their scope of practice. I was very pleased with the personalized attention I received right from the very start which was different than my previous experiences with other offices. I booked my first appointment after careful consideration of all my options.
During my first visit, Dr. Citron spent 2 hours taking a thorough intake of me, my family and medical history and all related factors that he thought would be relevant to my situation. I had never had any physician take his time and 'really' listen to me. The treatment and testing protocol he recommended for me was thorough and yet not over the top. He gauged my comfort level and was very open with working with me accordingly. I have had a few follow-up visits with him and each time my experience in the office is the same as it was the first time. I am making progress with my health, which I am very delighted with. Just as importantly, I feel like Dr. Citron and Kathleen know me as a unique individual, instead of another patient or a chart number. For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to my appointments! I would recommend Dr. Citron and his practice highly to anyone looking for an experienced and personable Functional Medicine physician.”

P.M.
Often, medical offices just don't have the time to spend on an intensely personalized approach designed to identify and correct core imbalances that affect every aspect of health and well being.

Functional Medicine focuses on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease - so that interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pre-Diabetes / Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Tired, Fatigue
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Pain all over
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Hot Flashes
We have partnered with other Raleigh, NC physician consultants in the community to provide referrals if needed - other physicians who understand and fully appreciate the foundational approach that is the core of our practice.

We are a consultative medical practice - we are not your primary physician. If needed, we are delighted to work with your physician concerning the implementation of your health plan and understanding our foundational approach. If you need a primary physician, we have referrals we can provide for you.


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Fees 
FoundationMED is a fee for service medical practice. We cannot, and do not accept or directly bill insurance. Dr. Citron is an out-of-network provider for all private insurance plans, and is not a participating provider with Medicare.

We can provide a bill with ICD-9 codes that can be submitted to your insurance company, and they certainly may reimburse you for all or a portion of your visit depending on your insurance plan. Medicare, however, cannot be submitted for reimbursement since we are non-participating with Medicare.

What we do provide is a very personalized, unrushed experience that is based on foundational medical principles - something that is not typically available. We partner with our patients to keep them fully informed as to status of their health and the ways to optimize it.

Our new patient visit includes a 1.5h - 2h consultation with our physician and a 15 to 30 min consultation with our nutrition/kitchen advisor. In addition, we provide for brief email-type interchanges for questions that may come up between visits for NO additional fee.

Sometimes it is advised to have regular followups (for example - for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Happy Heart Program) - these followup visits are priced accordingly (at a lower rate than the New Patient Visit).

Our prices are significantly less then similar medical practices in the area. We did this so that more people can access a functional medical approach to vexing medical problems.

Please call for pricing details at (919) 740-6129
Labs 
FoundationMED has partnered with several high quality laboratories to provide advanced and accurate tests for our patients. These tests include highly advanced cardiovascular testing that goes well beyond your typical "cholesterol profile" and CBC, specialized testing for bioidentical hormone therapy, advanced thyroid testing, Pre-diabetes, GI Issues and others. We never test unless indicated, and the tests we use are state of the art.

Insurance is often (but not always) accepted by these laboratories. The world of insurance billing is a wondrous place. You will always be fully informed as to which labs will bill your insurance company for you, which ones do not bill insurance companies, and any costs (if any) you will be responsible for. Sometimes you will be responsible for copays and deductibles, sometimes you will not. We do not up-charge for lab testing at all - the fees are typically paid directly to the laboratory by our patients.

Your test results are completely analyzed by FoundationMED and the results are integrated into your personalized health care plan. Lab results are always completely reviewed with the patient (in-person preferentially) and a copy of the lab results are provided to our patients. .
Supplements 
We have partnered with several quality supplement companies to provide high quality supplements (if needed) for our patients. Most supplements are available at a discount for FoundationMED patients.

We do not stock or sell any supplements in our facility, but advise what (if any) supplements might be needed and where to get them. You may then directly purchase these products (at a discount) directly from the companies listed if desired. We do not advise purchasing supplements generally from the internet. Most quality supplement companies will not support their products if purchased from the internet as they are typically not sanctioned by the companies and may be grey market, substituted, out of date or discontinued items. Not all supplements are of the same quality - that is why it is important to stay with quality manufacturers.

Purchasing directly from the manufacturer guarantees fresh, current supplements fully supported by the manufacturer themselves.

Our philosophy extends similarly to supplements as it does to traditional drugs - that is - only use them if you need them and need them if you use them!

Sometimes an individual patient may need several supplements to correct a given dysfunction (such as seen in bowel disease for example), but the goal is to reduce or remove the need for any given supplement as soon as possible.
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