Richard Petersen, DC

Richard Petersen, DC

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Primary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 727-335-0400
(408) 733-4388
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 drrick@rootcausemedical.com

Secondary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 408-733-0400
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 drrick@rootcausemedical.com

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Root Cause Medical Clinic is a multi-disciplinary medical center offering patients functional medicine with Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners. Our team of doctors work together to diagnose and treat the underlying root cause of your problem. Patients commonly come to us with pain, digestive problems, fatigue, stress, headaches, hormonal imbalance and autoimmune disease. They are tired with the traditional medicine approach of drugs and more drugs and truly want to resolve the cause of their health problems – that is our specialty. Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything, our success rate is 85%.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Every patient is offered a free initial consultation to ensure we are the right fit for you. This can be done over the phone if you doesn't live locally or in person. Next, an exam occurs and a treatment program is customized to you with the purpose of getting to the true underlying cause of your health problems. We help the world’s busiest people regain, retain and reclaim their health, energy and resilience. We are here for you.

Medical Specialties

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Chiropractic
  • Family Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sports Medicine

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders
  • Weight or Metabolism concerns

Graduate School Education

Northwestern Health Sciences University, International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, Institute of Functional Medicine

Professional Associations

Institute of Functional Medicine, Gluten Intolerance Group, Celiac Spruce Association, International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists

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