Dr. Lara Salyer, DO

Dr. Lara Salyer, DO, IFMCP

...coloring outside the lines of your typical doctor.

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Hi, my name is Dr. Lara Salyer, and this is my colorful Learning Room (I don't have a "waiting room" because no one waits for my appointments!). I help patients and health professionals color outside the lines of what they think is possible, by alleviating burnout and stress with creativity and functional medicine. Whether you're a curious patient or busy professional, take a look at my services:

Frequently Asked Questions

Functional medicine determines HOW and WHY a disease develops and attempts to restore health by addressing the ROOT CAUSES for each individual. 

I start by viewing your medical history and symptoms through a slightly different perspective than your conventional doctor.  I organize your health story using the Functional Matrix, and this allows me to identify key areas of dysfunction and imbalance that can be corrected. 

Conventional medicine aims to categorize and label your symptoms as a diagnosis, in order to match it to a prescription or rehabilitive treatment.  Functional medicine goes upstream to look for causes for your problems and diminish inflammatory influences in your body. 

My goal is simple:  improve quality of life, diminish prescription burden, and teach you what you need to do to remain as healthy as possible.  

Excited to start?!  Wonderful!  Motivation is essential for success in any functional treatment plan.  However, the magic and synergy comes from our ability to partner together.  My style of teaching and delivery of medical care may not be a good fit for some people. 

This is why I request a 15-minute Strategy Session before enrolling you as a private patient.  This phone call costs $5 and all proceeds are donated to our local United Way.

Please CLICK HERE  and you will watch a short video before booking your phone Strategy Session.


"My symptoms are unbelievably improved in this short span of time.  My acid reflux is ZERO. My sleep is amazing. I start naturally getting tired towards the end of evening which is new for me!  I used to be the opposite and couldn't wind down at night! I'm SO GLAD I signed up!"  -- Happy 61 year old female, after rebalancing hormones and cortisol identified on specialty testing (DUTCH urine test).


"My restless legs are SO MUCH BETTER.  It's like night and day. I can fall asleep and stay asleep!"  -- Happy 38 year old male after correcting high cortisol and low DHEA detected on specialty testing (ZRT salivary test).


“I can’t believe it. I’ve had this for 20 years and I’ve tried a million things that didn’t work for my GI symptoms. After only 3 weeks of seeing Dr. Lara I feel SO much better.”  -- Happy 42 year old male after completing a nourishing gut healing protocol to repair inflammation identified on specialty testing (GI MAP stool sample)


"That video explaining my labs was INCREDIBLY helpful! You have boosted my resolve to keep on! Thank you again for clarity and a renewed hope in a healthier me!”  -- Happy 53 year old after watching her personalized video lab interpretation (included in all Active Membership) that explained how her fatigue and brain fog is from low mitochondrial function detected on Organic Acid Test (urine) 


“This is the first time in FOUR YEARS I haven’t had pneumonia. I usually have to miss a week of work every August when hay fever starts. But not this year!.” -- Happy 47 year old female after rebuilding immune imbalances detected in her GI tract on specialty testing and addressing histamine overload


"I'm pretty annoyed at myself for not doing this sooner!"  -- Happy 31 year old who successfully reversed her irritable bowel, bloating, weight gain, and moodiness after uncovering hidden hormonal imbalances and food sensitivities identified on specialty testing.


Read other testimonials here!


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As a physician who trained in both family practice and functional medicine, I can explain the labs you've already acquired with your primary care doctor in great detail.

If you need specialty functional testing to help reach your goals, I have contracted with some amazing companies (Doctor's Data, Great Plains Laboratory, ZRT labs, and Labrix) to provide Organic Amino Acid testing, Comprehensive Stool Evaluation, and salivary measurements of cortisol and hormones. All of these tests are done in the comfort of your own home, with the convenience of FedEx shipping labels and containers.

I also have access to specialty labs that can order the same blood work offered through your primary care doctor at 1/5 the total cost.  You'll simply get your blood drawn at our local Monroe/SSM Clinic Hospital and the kit will be sent by FedEx.

I help you clarify exactly which vitamins or supplements you need (or don't need).  While much of your treatment momentum can be gained with customized instructions on food sources and lifestyle changes, many people require temporary (or long term) supplementation based on their unique genetic limitations, digestion inefficiencies, or micronutrient deficiencies.  In this case, I'll provide you access to prescription quality supplements through my FullScript dispensary, where I have personally vetted companies that show the highest purity and 3rd party quality certification.

Since you are ordering them from my recommended prescription service, you will get discounted pricing from MRSP.  However, you should still budget $200-300 for the cost of supplements during the first few months of recovery.


Health Innate is an "insurance-free" zone!  This gives the greatest liberty to choose your best path to wellness without the restraint of red tape.  There's no surprises, hidden costs, or worries about what might not be covered.  All prices are transparent. 

Many patients use their flex plan or HSA account to pay for services with me.  I will provide a properly coded ICD-10 visit worksheet and itemized bill so you can submit this for reimbursement.


Your healthcare is a team effort, and Functional Medicine plays a different position on this "team."  My mission is to educate you on your body's signals and help you reach your goals as an ongoing consultant.  Typical results are achieved from 3-6 months of dedicated collaboration.

I require that all patients retain a primary care provider to handle ordering of important screening tests (like mammograms, colonoscopies, etc).  As a consultant, I do not provide urgent/same-day care that might require immediate assistance or hospitalization.  If permitted, I'll happily communicate our findings to your PCP to provide a seamless approach to your overall healthcare.

I love helping medical professionals with

my work at Right Brain Rescue

I offer a variety of ways to support and inspire my colleagues:

  1. Public speaking services (keynotes and workshops about burnout and creativity) 
  2. Online courses to explore your own creative muse
  3. Customizable Done-For-You Infographics for effective office patient education
  4. Private mentorship to help with decisions with growing your own micropractice

All of these services are on my other website for professionals, Right Brain Rescue where you can also order my memoir, Right Brain Rescue: One physician's journey from burnout to bliss reveals the creative muse in all of us.

Please schedule a Discovery Call with me so we can talk!

I love prescribing creativity.  

Everyone suffers from the impacts of stress and burnout. We all could use a little sparkly help from our right brain. In my keynot talks, I take your right brain out to play!  You'll learn how to grow your neuroplasticity and expansive thinking by incorporating functional nutrition and key principles that fuel the most creative minds. I also enjoy delivering my three step program for Corporate Wellness events to include actionable tips and downloadable workbooks that help optimize metabolism, lower inflammation, and balance stress.

My speaking calendar books up FAST, so let's brainstorm together to see how we can make your next event a smashing success! 

For all media inquiries, please send an email to drlara@healthin8.com or schedule a Discovery Call here

Published in late September 2020, Dr. Lara Salyer's memoir, Right Brain Rescue, has already garnered dozens of 5 star reviews, achieving #1 Best Seller and #1 New Release in five categories, and inspiring doctors to brush off their creativity and rethink their careers in a failing healthcare system.

With burnout on the rise, doctors are leaving their profession at an alarming rate. Dr. Salyer found herself in this exact position in 2016 as a working mom of three in rural Wisconsin. After a near-death experience reframed her perspective, she resigned from her employed family medicine position and crafted a medical career on her own terms, utilizing elements like creativity, neuroplasticity and functional medicine to empower her patients.

This instructional memoir takes the reader on a "hilarious and candid" journey with Dr. Salyer as she entertains with stories from medical training, motherhood, and medicine. She brings the same sparkle and familiar flair from her keynotes onto these pages, and leaves the reader with actionable ways to thwart the physiologic stress caused by burnout.

Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback (and soon on Audible), Right Brain Rescue gives a timely message for all of us in 2020 as we grapple with living in a pandemic and an uncomfortably uncertain future.

With Dr. Salyer's prescription, we can all learn to Color Outside The Lines and live vibrantly.

You can purchase HERE on Amazon.

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