About Chris Wehr, M.D.
Chris Wehr, M.D. practices anti-aging and preventive medicine at BodyLogicMD of Orlando, where he helps women and men suffering from menopause, andropause and other hormone imbalances achieve a longer, better life. Using individual, customized wellness programs tailored to address each patient's specific, personal needs, he combines nutrition and fitness regimens, pharmaceutical-grade supplements, stress reduction techniques and natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to ensure his patients enjoy restored energy, improved mental clarity and the highest quality of life possible.
Before finding functional medicine, Dr. Wehr spent more than twenty years as a cardiothoracic surgeon, working with critically ill patients. He became frustrated with the state of healthcare and his inability to truly impact disease before it starts. He found himself managing the disease state of his patients at the end stages, knowing that if he had only been able to reach his patients sooner, prevention was possible. His yearning to analyze the root causes of disease and design treatment plans that proactively impacted the initial causes led him to pursue functional medicine. In his functional medicine practice, unlike the traditional model of medicine, Dr. Wehr is able to help his patients effectively achieve optimal health - even those affected by the harrowing critical diseases with which he is so familiar: metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, vascular dysfunction, etc. He soon found that illness and imbalance, when caught in time, could be reversed through effective changes to diet, hormone balance and pursuing an overall synergy within the body.
Dr. Wehr’s passion for optimal health is reflected not only in his passion for prevention with his patients, but also through his work with globally-recognized professional cyclists. In the past, he served as the primary care physician for cycling teams across the world, helping these athletes to focus on protecting and restoring their health through diet and nutraceuticals. Some of his patients included Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana (Grand Tours) ,Olympic and world champions. During this time, he had the opportunity to work among some of the world’s top physicians from multiple countries, who specialized in the nutrition, supplements and weight loss regimens of cyclists – a sport in which these athletes push themselves to the furthest boundaries of human endurance. Dr. Wehr maintains his credentials as a member of the American Association of Cycling Team Doctors and is an amateur cyclist himself.
Dr. Wehr completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at Duke University, focusing his research on animal physiology, particularly focusing on the energetics of animal locomotion. This led Dr. Wehr to Ohio State Medical School, where he graduated Cum Laude with his Medical Degree and went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. At Vanderbilt,he was heavily involved in heart research, including the nutrients essential to recovery after an ischemic event. Much of his surgical training focused on cardiac and pulmonary physiology and surgical nutrition. Dr. Wehr succeeded at Vanderbilt attaining the title of Chief Resident in General Surgery and becoming an NIH Research Fellow. Dr. Wehr completed a three-year Cardiac and Thoracic surgery fellowship. He is board certified in thoracic surgery. His experience in adult thoracic and cardiac surgery, and particularly his interest in cardiac transplantation took him to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he practiced for 22 years.
Today, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a registered vascular physician interpreter of ultrasound (RVPI) and a member of the American Association of Cycling Team Doctors.
Board Certifications, Associations and Training:
- Member of BodyLogicMD a national network of highly trained physicians specializing in Natural Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
- Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
- Extensive training in anti-aging provided by the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
- Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners
- Board Certified, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery