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
MS, HFS, CCN
Kelley began practicing integrative healthcare almost a decade ago with a vision to help people understand how their diet and lifestyle determine their current and future health outcomes.
After watching her own personal health decline due to stress, hormonal imbalances, and anxiety, she refused to live that way any longer. After multiple attempts with conventional medical treatments, she decided that she was no longer going to put a band-aid on her ailments but get to the “root cause” of what was happening.
Kelley quickly immersed herself into her Functional Medicine graduate studies at the University of Western States. She not only finished as one of
the top students in her class but was able to heal herself through multiple functional medicine disciplines she learned along the way.
Kelley is currently ranked as one of the top five nutritionists in Charlotte and surrounding areas; specializing in Metabolic Syndrome disorders such as the management and reversal of: obesity, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and hormonal imbalances.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kelley traveled away from home to attended her and is currently residing in Charlotte NC. When Kelley is not being a listening ear and changing lives at Functional Health Center of the Carolinas, she can be found hiking, biking, roller blading or swimming in anybody of water!
- East Carolina University – Greenville, NC – Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Nutrition
- University of Western States – M.S. Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition Certification Board – Certified Clinical Nutritionist