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About Dr. Lamb

Joseph Lamb, MD

Joseph Lamb, MD

Medical Director Board-Certified

Joseph Lamb, MD was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended St. Stephen’s School. He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a BA in Biology. Dr. Lamb completed his graduate education at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and his Internal Medicine residency at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. Additionally, he completed one year of a Cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.


Dr. Lamb is the owner of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center by Metagenics in Gig Harbor, Washington. He works in partnership with his patients to create optimal health and well-being by using Functional Medicine approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy approaches.

He is the past Director of Intramural Clinical Research at the Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics, Inc. in Gig Harbor, Washington. Past clinical experiences also include nearly 17 years of private practice in Alexandria, Virginia at the Integrative Medicine Works and 4 years in Nashville, Tennessee at the Hypertension Institute. Additionally, Dr. Lamb was the school physician at Episcopal High School in Alexandria for 10 years.


Dr. Lamb is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine/Integrative Medicine. A Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine; in 2013, he achieved certification as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.


Currently, Dr. Lamb is the Principal Investigator of LIFEHOUSE, a Lifestyle Intervention, and Functional Evaluation - a Health Outcomes Survey. To date, he has been the Primary Investigator in over 75 clinical studies. Dr. Lamb is a member of the Metagenics Medical Advisory Board and is the Medical Director for Nature’s Sunshine Products in Lehi, Utah. He has lectured internationally in Continuing Medical Education (CME) settings (including the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Fellowship for Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine) and non-CME settings.  He has edited several books, authored book chapters (including 4 on osteoporosis and one for the Textbook of Functional Medicine), and authored and co-authored academic papers and website presentations on a variety of Functional Medicine topics. Vascular Biology for the Clinician, which he co-authored, was published in 2019.


He is on the Board of the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, a regionally recognized Middle Atlantic charity, chartered to provide unique educational and social experiences and opportunities for economically deserving children and young adults.

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