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Dr. Jerby shares why he left an established, successful surgical practice, to follow his passion for integrative gut health, and start

Legacy Health Integrative GI and Functional Medicine

 Brian Jerby, MD
Integrative Functional Medicine Practitioner


Dr. Jerby is a devoted husband and father whose quest for "clean health" led him to establish New Legacy Farms in 2010. These natural farming practices have not only enabled him to feed his own family, but also to contribute to the health of many other families through farmer's markets and a seasonal market within his own medical office. Further study into the role of Functional and Integrative Medicine for the treatment of GI conditions has resulted in the prevention of surgery in many of his patients, and eventually led to the founding of Legacy Health Integrative GI & Functional Medicine which is dedicated to treating GI conditions at the root-cause level. Dr. Jerby's passion continues to be focused on gut health as the foundation for all of health. He especially enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jerby's Credentials:

  • Medical Doctor with honors, University of South Carolina, 1992

  • General Surgery Residency, Carolinas Medical Center, 1992-1997

  • GI Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1997-1998

  • Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Washington University, 1998-1999

  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Institute for Functional Medicine

  • Founder of Legacy Health Integrative GI & Functional Medicine, 2018


Publications (furnished upon request):

  • Medical Textbook chapters

  • Medical Journal articles

Current Research Interests:

  • Role of Hydrogen Sulfide in GI disorders

  • Integrative treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • "Hybrid" treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Susan is a mom to ten children, who with her husband, has a passion for a lifestyle that focuses on optimal health, wellness and disease prevention for her whole family. A former operating room nurse, she is happy to now be working with Dr. Jerby at Legacy Health, and bring this same passion for optimal health to her patients. Susan enjoys building relationships with patients, ages 13 years and up, so she can know how to best help care for them -- body, mind and soul. Susan finds pleasure in reading, hiking in the mountains, and loud, chaotic meals with all the kids around the table. 


Bachelors of Science in Nursing, BJU 1985

Masters of Science in Nursing, South University 2019

Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, AANPNCB 2020

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  Susan Jerby, NP-C  
Nurse Practitioner


Patient Services Coordinator

Jessica has been a vital part of  Legacy Health since 2022. She is passionate about helping others and particularly loves working with children. She is excited to see how the Lord uses her wherever she serves. In her spare time, she enjoys baking/cooking, running, reading and spending time with her family.

BS in Psychology and Human Services

MA in Mental Health

Medical Office Assistant

Haley has shared her unique skills with Legacy Health since 2023. She is passionate about supporting patients as they navigate their health journey. She is a certified Yoga instructed and certified Ayurvedic Life Coach. Currently is school to become an acupuncturist, she is excited to start helping patients on the path to healing. When not working or studying, she enjoys hiking with her husband or cuddling with her three cats.

BS in Environmental Biology

MA in Biology

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