Dr. Corey Riser
Dr. Corey Riser has spent almost a decade practicing as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 300 hours of post-doctoral Functional Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition education.
Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, Dr. Riser began his work in alternative medicine through his award-winning Undergraduate Thesis study on Bacteriophage Therapy of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a preferred treatment method over traditional antibiotics.
While attending graduate school, Dr. Riser’s passion for alternative medicine developed after the passing of his grandmother, mother, and father in a two-year span. He watched as conventional medicine treatment with drug therapy and a lack of nutritional guidance continued time and time again to fail his family members and ultimately led to untimely deaths. It was at this time that he redirected his efforts toward Functional Medicine education.
In 2017, Dr. Riser founded Functional Health Center of the Carolinas, a highly regarded Functional Medicine clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has quickly become one of the most sought after “Chronic Disease Reversal” clinics in the region.
As the Founder, the focus of Dr. Riser’s practice is primarily Functional Medicine treatment of Type II Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Cognitive Decline, and Autoimmune disease. Dr. Riser has made it a priority to help the Carolina region combat a devastatingly high incidence of chronic disease and obesity through Functional Medicine and nutraceutical interventions. As such, Dr. Riser has treated and helped thousands of patients regain their health.
- Saint Vincent College – Latrobe, PA – Bachelors degree in Biology; scholarship golfer
- Palmer College – Port Orange, FL – Doctorate
- Functional Medicine University – Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Northwestern College of Health Sciences (current) – Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition
Michael J. Wines, M.S., C.F.M.P.
Before becoming one of Charlotte’s few Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners, Mike began his career coaching at the highest levels of collegiate and professional sport but eventually found his passion and purpose in a different calling – integrative medicine.
During his graduate education, Mike continually found himself frustrated with the lack of integration he witnessed amongst medical professionals in the world of sport. The conventional medical model could only offer limited solutions and left many frustrated.
After being exposed to the power of functional medicine in his own life, Mike saw an immense opportunity to integrate functional medicine within the world of sport to provide an unprecedented level of individualization.
Mike has spent the last 6 years mentoring alongside some of the best clinicians in functional medicine and plans to continue his education with additional graduate work in the future.
Dr. Katie Hulse
Stateline Family Chiropractic
Dr. Katie Hulse is a family chiropractor with experience treating patients of all ages. Her passion is treating pregnant people and children and has special education to do so including her Webster Certification. She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, and achieved the Academic Excellence award while there. She is proficient in Diversified, Thompson, and Gonstead adjusting techniques along with low-force adjusting. Since having her two children at home, she has become very passionate about home birth, breastfeeding, and parents being informed about their choices.
Dr. Katie recently moved here from Wisconsin with her husband, two small children, and their rescue German Shepard to be closer to family. She enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her family.
- Palmer College – Doctorate
- University of Wisconsin – LaCross – B.S. Biology – Biomedical
- ICPA – Webster Certified
Summer grew up in the small town of New London, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2014. After graduating she spent 6 years performing professionally as a singer/dancer on cruise ships around the world.
As a former performer, fitness and nutrition have always been central in Summer’s life. She loves that her role at FHCC gives her the opportunity to learn more about functional medicine and enjoys being a part of FHCC patients’ journeys toward wellness. She also loves expressing her creative side through our social media! Her favorite part of her role at FHCC is supporting and uplifting patients as they work toward being their healthiest selves.
Outside of the office, Summer loves spending time with her husband Zach and dog Bernie, singing, dancing, and traveling.