Michael Barr, LAc, MSc, IFMCPc

Michael Barr, LAc, MSc, IFMCPc

Practice Information

  • Accepts Insurance
  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Primary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 (646) 470 9365
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 office@rootresolution.com

Secondary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 (646) 470 9365
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 info@parkhol.com

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Initially trained as an acupuncturist and herbalist, I was drawn to the 'root cause' approach on which Functional Medicine is based because I have found that care based on suppressing symptoms is just not effective at achieving true, lasting good health. Worse still, a simple minded focus on symptoms can both cause its own new problems as well as miss underlying processes that might develop into new problems down the road.

I'm happy to help with the following, just email me:
- Check your insurance
- Invite to Metagenics' Personalized Lifestyle Management portal
- Invite to Designs for Health's Well World portal (fantastic condition-specific monographs)
- 20% off professional grade supplements: us.fullscript.com/welcome/mbarr

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Functional medicine is detective medicine. For this reason I find it useful to begin with a baseline analysis of nutritional status, GI ecology, and/or hormone levels (especially hormone metabolites, for their potential value in cancer prevention), where indicated.

Health questionnaires and a nutritionally focused physical exam can also be surprisingly revealing, so if advanced testing is not an option, this needn't rule out collaboration. Sometimes too we can glean useful clues from standard blood work you might have from your primary health care practitioner. Some of those links appear in the section above.

I'm also happy to send you a condition-specific naturopathic monograph with a sort of 'check list' for what to focus on up front.

Medical Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nutrition

Medical Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Disease
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Graduate School Education

Pacific College of Health and Science (New York, NY), Sinai-American Medical Rehabilitation Association (Los Angeles, CA), Dongguk Royal University (Los Angeles, CA), McGill University (Montreal, Canada), London School of Economics (London, UK)

Professional Associations

Institute for Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Society for Acupuncture Research

IFM Coursework

  • Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module