Dr. Cory Rice

Forney Wellness – Medical

Dr. Cory Rice graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science and then completed medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. He attended Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He was chosen as Chief Resident of his Internal Medicine residency program during his final year. He spent two years in outpatient traditional Internal Medicine (including inpatient work in critical care and hospitalist medicine) before he and his medical partner, Dr. Villanueva, opened a private practice after identifying a profound need for a more directed focus on prevention and wellness as it related to outpatient medicine. They now put food first in virtually all of their medical recommendations and are continually amazed at the power of nutrition as it relates to improving function in the body and ultimately restoring health to their patients which, often times, leads to less prescription medicines.

Dr. Rice’s professional interests include nutrition based chronic disease management as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women.  His clinical expertise is in most areas of chronic disease and, ultimately, the treatment and reversal of some of the more commonly encountered conditions in clinical practice today. His main focus in his practice is on wellness and prevention, nutrition, therapeutic lifestyle change and appropriate hormone balancing for men and women. His practice is a blend of both functional and lifestyle medicine.

Dr. Rice has been featured on local television as well as local and national radio to discuss a wide range of health care topics, including obesity in adults and children, healthy eating, healthy exercise, hormones, and lifestyle medicine. He remains actively involved in the education of young trainees and established healthcare practitioners on the benefits of lifestyle medicine as it relates to patient care and 21st century chronic disease.  Dr. Rice frequently mentors in-state and out of state physicians from a variety of specialties looking to implement a similar treatment philosophy at their respective practice(s).

Dr. Rice currently serves on BioTE Medical’s Advisory Board and is also a part of their core teaching faculty.  He has been certified as a physician mentor through BioTE Medical, a leading provider of natural hormone replacement therapy using subcutaneous pellets, where he helps certified health care providers on the use of bioidentical pellets for both men and women.

Dr. Rice was awarded the 2015 Vision Award by BioTE Medical.  This is a Medical Excellence Award that recognizes his and his practice’s vision when it comes to educating patients and fellow physicians/practitioners in the area of appropriate, evidence-based hormone balancing for both men and women.

Dr. Rice is part of the teaching faculty for the FirstLine Therapy Certification program, a lifestyle medicine operating system created by Metagenics.  This platform helps physicians from around the country implement lifestyle medicine into their practices to effectively treat and reverse some of our nation’s most commonly encountered chronic illnesses.

Dr. Rice is also an owner of Optimal Wellness and Hormone Balancing, PLLC in Dallas, TX.  Visit their website at www.optimalhormonebalancing.com.

You can read more about his accomplishments and recognitions here.

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