Joe Mather

MD, MPH&TM, Co-Author of the FFMR

Joe Mather, MD, MPH&TM, is a board-certified Family Practice physician who practices Functional Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Public Health in 2011 and completed his residency in 2014. In his medical practice, he focuses on delivering cost-effective and practical medical care with a focus on GI health. He spends a lot of time working with patients suffering from complex diseases and helping patients to optimize their longevity. When he is not working with patients, you will find him chasing his three small children, exercising, or meditating.


  • Tulane University, MD
  • Tulane University, MPH
  • University of Notre Dame, BS (Pre-med)


  • Medical Doctor (LA and TX)
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine



  • Ruscio, M., Guard, G., & Mather, J. (2022). Symptoms originally attributed to thyroid dysfunction were instead caused by suboptimal gastrointestinal health: A case series and literature review. Integrative Medicine (Encinitas), 21(3), 22–29.

Areas of special interest: Gut health, SIBO, parasitic infection, complex illness, mold and heavy metal toxicity

Joe Mather

Joe Mather's Articles

Practical Solutions for Practitioners – March 2021

Practical Solutions for Practitioners – March 2021

Intractable Anaphylaxis and Eczema in a 21-month-old Child; The role of modified citrus pectin as an effective chelator of lead in children hospitalized with toxic lead levels; Binding Rather Than Metabolism; and more.

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