Elizabeth Board MD
Elizabeth (Betsy) Board, MD, is the founder of Atlanta Functional Medicine located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Originally, she trained and became board certified in anesthesiology but also completed fellowships in obstetric anesthesia at Emory and pain medicine at Stanford University.
After leaving a faculty position at Stanford to return to Atlanta, where she practiced as a board-certified pain management physician, Dr. Board developed an interest in alternative methods of bringing about pain relief without placing patients on large doses of drugs that lead to dependence or cause sedation. This led her to acupuncture and functional medicine. She is the second physician to become certified in functional medicine in Georgia. She is also certified through the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine. Currently, she serves The Institute for Functional Medicine as a mentor and as a facilitator for practitioners in training. Recently, she was chosen to teach functional medicine approaches to chronic pain and PTSD to the physicians of the Armed Forces.
She is also a contributing editor for two books, The Alternative Sourcebook: Kids (2015) and The Alternative Sourcebook: Pain Relief (2015).