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Richard Harris MD, PharmD, MBA

Holistic Internal Medicine Physician & Pharmacist

Great Health and Wellness

I empower individuals to take control of their health with lifestyle medicine and the health mindset to live with joy and purpose.

Houston, TX
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5.0 of 5 (8)
Dr Harris is simply the best. Dr Harris had been a good friend of mine long before I became a patient. I’ve been able to see the love and passion for what he does and knew he would be the best doctor for me. Dr Harris has a superior level of education and thoughtfulness. He’s a board certified MD, PharmD that takes a wholistic approach to wellness. Dr Richard takes everything I say, in regards to my health, seriously and into consideration. I have been battling adrenal insufficiency for a several years now with this past year being the worst by far. I am a firefighter that works 24 hour shifts and I have a passion for bodybuilding. So with the combination of rigorous training from my job as well as my passion mixed with horrendous sleep over the past few years, my body has been in a dark place and my mind followed. I was getting no joy out of life, was always stressed, tired, grumpy, my relationships suffered, and had the worst brain fog all the time. I got tired of it. I’ve seen several doctors over the years about how I feel and they all said I was fine and my bloodwork looked normal to them. They told me adrenal fatigue/adrenal insufficiency wasn’t a recognized diagnosis in the medical community. I came to Dr Harris for help and he was quite sure based off the symptoms I was reporting along with my rigorous lifestyle and terrible sleep that I indeed was in adrenal insufficiency. I have been following Dr Harris’ protocol to beat this situation for a couple of months now and I feel myself coming back to normal. Sleep, mood, focus, motivation and physical strength have all greatly improved and I couldn’t have done it without Dr Harris. We are still working on improving and using bloodwork to help monitor the our progress. Dr Harris has been patient with me every step of the way and it feels great to have a doctor that not only cares but will actually get the job DONE with a simple combination of natural supplements and lifestyle changes. Simply prescribing drugs for your patients and sending them on their way is no longer the way it’s done. Dr Harris’ wholistic approach is the way it’s done. Thank you, Richard for getting me back on track to live life with great health and wellness.
Dr. Richard is very insightful, genuine, and thorough in his delivery and recommendations. He never made me feel awkward or silly for asking any type of question about anything. I am very excited and have been on this journey for two and half months now, and I am feeling great! I have a long ways to go but Dr. Richard gave me the right guidance to get the foundations of my healthy lifestyle for me and my wife up and running. So glad I came across him!
Dr Harris has, in every way shape and form, changed the way I view health and wellness. I have learned, through his program, that I am my biggest asset and success, in all aspects of life, is much easier to attain when my mind and body are strong.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Richard has been helping people for 13 years
Doctor of Medicine
UT Health John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Medical School (UT)
Doctor of Pharmacy
University of Texas
Medical Doctor
Texas Medical Board (TMB) , #Q7699
Diplomate ABIM
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

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Free initial consultation. *Consultation services are only available in Texas, Nebraska, & Illinois.

5 Week Lifestyle Medicine Course
Do you want more energy, improved mood, better digestion, reduced stress, restorative sleep, a healthy body fat percentage, or a decrease in the chance you develop a life-altering chronic disease? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the answer is holistic lifestyle medicine. If you do not make time for health, you will be forced to make time for illness; the choice is yours. I have seen the power of lifestyle medicine radically transform the health of my clients. An investment in your health always pays dividends. This course will empower you to take control of your health through the critical principles of lifestyle medicine. What we do throughout the day can either help or hurt our health; after finishing this course, your daily routine will create health and wealth! Learn more at theghwellness.teachable.com/p/5pillarsbundle

Precision Supplementation
Have you wondered what supplements you should take or if the supplements you are taking are even working? Randomly taking supplements can be hit or miss, but we are quickly advancing in the age of personalized supplementation. To create a precision, personalized supplementation plan we combine genetic, nutrient, and metabolism testing to create an individualized supplement plan. This removes the guesswork and ensures you are only taking what your body needs to perform optimally!


Endorsements
Functional Medicine
Functional Nutrition
Nutritional Deficiencies

Practice Locations & Hours

Virtual Appointments
Richard is based in Houston, TX and offers virtual services to people all over the world
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More About Richard Harris MD, PharmD, MBA

About me

Dr. Richard E Harris II is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist and the host of the Strive for Great Health Podcast. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas at Austin for pharmacy school then pursued medical education at the McGovern school of medicine in Houston. Dr. Harris completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UTMB in Galveston. Dr. Harris has a client-centric view focusing on building relationships and trust through a comprehensive lifestyle medicine system combined with genetic, micronutrient, GI Mapping & food allergy testing. In his spare time, he is an avid reader, weight lifter, video game enthusiast, and author. Dr. Harris also enjoys sports, traveling, philanthropy, church, and keto donuts.

My Philosophy of Care

My journey into medicine started in high school when I took my first genetics class. We had to do a family tree of disease, and I was shocked by all the conditions that ran in my family. My parents were both on multiple medications and only in their 40's! I saw cancer, diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson's, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, sciatica, auto-immune disease, Alzheimer's, and more. I knew that I had to do something to take care of myself because my genetic disposition was toward disease. As I grew in my knowledge and practice, I learned that your genes are not a foregone conclusion. You can change your outcomes based upon your behavior! I went into medicine with a passion for holistic care, but the practice I worked at scoffed at holistic practice. I left that practice to pursue holistic medicine on my terms to transform the health of our nation through lifestyle and personalized medicine!

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

Shocking! The first visit is for us to get to know each other. We discuss the 5 Pillars of Great Health and what your individual goals are. I want to meet you where you are and individualize a plan just for you. The shocking part comes from how little I speak during the first event as I get to know you and begin to outline the case-specific wellness plan!

My Inspiration

Gratitude is something that is critical for our health but is an underutilized practice. As human beings, we have a negativity bias, meaning we actively remember adverse events. A negative bias served us well when we were hunter-gatherers but in today's society, it is harming our health. A simple gratitude practice can open up your mind to your actual reality and lock in moments and memories in our lives for which we are grateful. Try saying three things every morning you are thankful for; trust me, your health will thank you!


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Richard MD Reviews
5.0 of 5 (8)
Dr Harris has, in every way shape and form, changed the way I view health and wellness. I have learned, through his program, that I am my biggest asset and success, in all aspects of life, is much easier to attain when my mind and body are strong.
Dr Harris is simply the best. Dr Harris had been a good friend of mine long before I became a patient. I’ve been able to see the love and passion for what he does and knew he would be the best doctor for me. Dr Harris has a superior level of education and thoughtfulness. He’s a board certified MD, PharmD that takes a wholistic approach to wellness. Dr Richard takes everything I say, in regards to my health, seriously and into consideration. I have been battling adrenal insufficiency for a several years now with this past year being the worst by far. I am a firefighter that works 24 hour shifts and I have a passion for bodybuilding. So with the combination of rigorous training from my job as well as my passion mixed with horrendous sleep over the past few years, my body has been in a dark place and my mind followed. I was getting no joy out of life, was always stressed, tired, grumpy, my relationships suffered, and had the worst brain fog all the time. I got tired of it. I’ve seen several doctors over the years about how I feel and they all said I was fine and my bloodwork looked normal to them. They told me adrenal fatigue/adrenal insufficiency wasn’t a recognized diagnosis in the medical community. I came to Dr Harris for help and he was quite sure based off the symptoms I was reporting along with my rigorous lifestyle and terrible sleep that I indeed was in adrenal insufficiency. I have been following Dr Harris’ protocol to beat this situation for a couple of months now and I feel myself coming back to normal. Sleep, mood, focus, motivation and physical strength have all greatly improved and I couldn’t have done it without Dr Harris. We are still working on improving and using bloodwork to help monitor the our progress. Dr Harris has been patient with me every step of the way and it feels great to have a doctor that not only cares but will actually get the job DONE with a simple combination of natural supplements and lifestyle changes. Simply prescribing drugs for your patients and sending them on their way is no longer the way it’s done. Dr Harris’ wholistic approach is the way it’s done. Thank you, Richard for getting me back on track to live life with great health and wellness.
Dr. Richard is very insightful, genuine, and thorough in his delivery and recommendations. He never made me feel awkward or silly for asking any type of question about anything. I am very excited and have been on this journey for two and half months now, and I am feeling great! I have a long ways to go but Dr. Richard gave me the right guidance to get the foundations of my healthy lifestyle for me and my wife up and running. So glad I came across him!
Dr. Harris renders practical, easy to digest advice that's evidence-based via credible scientific medical journals. His speaking style is down-to-earth and he does a fantastic job of using lucid metaphors to convey abstruse medical terminology! This is easily my go to podcast for medical information.
I started working with Dr. Harris two years ago after experiencing stress significant stress related weight gain. Dr. Harris developed a comprehensive nutrition plan with me and brought to light areas of my health that I had been unknowingly neglecting. Working with him has provided me with a breadth of nutritional knowledge and has vastly improved my quality of life.
Dr. Harris is filled with holistic knowledge, he's personable and professional, and he is a mighty man of God! I appreciate his attention to detail, his willingness to listen and his promptness to answer all the questions I have for him. If you are looking for a doctor, he is my strong recommendation.
Dr. Rich has been a fantastic practitioner to work with! One of the most important qualities that he has is that he actually cares and he will help you get to the root problem! I highly recommend him as a practitioner!
Excellent clinician. Detailed plan for you as an individual.





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