Dr. Weirs is board certified in Emergency Medicine, having practiced for over 10 years, gaining valuable exposure to many different kinds of patients and clinical problems. Dr. Weirs has attained certification in Age Management Medicine from Cenegenics. His bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a second degree in Outdoor Education, are from Georgia College & State University. Dr. Weirs earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2003. He is currently in his 6th year of practicing integrative, functional and environmental medicine full-time. He is a graduate of the integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona.
He is well trained in the areas of allergy-induced illness, neutralization-provocatization allergy testing for relief of allergy symptoms, food allergy symptoms and whole body reactions, as well as various auto immune disorders which are impacted by the total body allergic load.
Dr. Weirs utilizes many different nutritional therapies including nutritional supplementation, diagnostic testing to confirm the identity of problem areas, and nutritional counseling leading to a total holistic approach to wellness through the eating habits and choices we make.
Dr. Weirs’ interest in environmental medicine and the treatment of allergies, as well as the prevention of illness with nutrition, are the direct result of his own severe environmental allergies, asthma, and atopic dermatitis from a very young age. An avid reader, he was exposed to the concepts of food allergy and despite having controlled his allergies with weekly shots and traditional medications, including steroids, he still suffered from eczema. His own personal research led him to the concept of dairy allergies in particular, and by elimination of the same his eczema cleared up completely.
Despite enjoying the fast pace of emergency medicine, Dr. Weirs became frustrated seeing so many illnesses in the ER that could have been completely prevented. Due to the limited interaction that emergency medicine allowed for, and its focus on the acute rather than the chronic or preventative, he finally decided to leave the ER and begin practicing environmental medicine, utilizing his love and interest in nutritional and integrative medicine.
Dr. Weirs believes that each person is a unique individual. In his own words, ‘All humans have similarities, but we are each biochemically unique. The perfect diet and environment for one person may not be perfect for someone else.’ His goal is to help his patients achieve optimal health by optimizing their personal well being by controlling their exposures to environment and through proper nutrition.