Introduction and history

Hi! My name is Lara Salyer.

I am the "Bob Ross of Functional Medicine." I give practitioners the brushes and colors, then teach them how to paint a colorful career. "Here's a happy little medical practice....there's a happy little medical practice...."

I'm a small-town ex-family physician who strategically resigned from my employed position in 2016 to open a holistic private practice in functional medicine. I'm married to a physician and I'm a mom of three in the rural Midwest. This means I am organized and practical about everything I do, but I maintain humor and play in my life.

I even wrote a bestselling memoir about it!

I believe “a patient’s health is directly proportional to their physician’s teaching ability”. I leveraged technology to build a unique micropractice by hosting innovative group medical visits, online health education, as well as traditional individual services.

When I'm not involved in patient care, I write, draw, and speak about the intersection of creative flow state and medicine.

One of my favorite things is to partner with enthusiastic practitioners which is why you're reading this! Why recreate the color wheel when I can help you succeed faster?

There are many great mentorships in the functional medicine space, but the top two common complaints I hear:

  • these programs are cost prohibitive (many between $6,000 -$20,000), and
  • they overload you with too much information without practical application.


I have experience building a high-touch, high-tech micropractice in a rural community, and I share my best tips for those medical entrepreneurs ready to bloom.  My mentorship is completely personalized and happens at the pace you need, tailored to exactly what you're seeking at the time. We'll meet as little or often as you need to shrink that timeline to allow faster momentum and success.

This free course contains my essential organizational tools that have helped me build my holistic membership practice.


A successful medical entrepreneur is an organized one.


The Grab-Grow-Go-Glow method, when implemented routinely, will allow you to build your holistic medical practice in a holistic way: you'll be fueling all four cornerstones of a successful business at once, without losing your mind or feeling overwhelmed.

When you're finished with this course, if you'd like more, please check out my expanded resource area with opportunities to take courses or sign up for mentorship that includes private coaching time as well!

Keep coloring outside those lines!

-Lara