David Martin

David Martin, MD


I'm a gastroenterologist in private practice in Pinehurst, NC since 1989. I graduated from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, at Wake Forest University and my gastroenterology training was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. I have a special interest in the dietary treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). I began with using the specific carbohydrate diet, which helped patients with chronic diarrhea whether due to irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. It is a diet that basically eliminated sugar and starches, however, people couldn't sustain it because they were always hungry. I added whole grains, and it seemed to work just as well, and many more patients could follow it. In 2017, I took away the whole grains fromn those who couldn't tolerate them and added healthy fats. Now I find this low-carb diet works very well for a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions including IBS, GERD, SIBO, inflammatory disease, and also reverses fatty liver.


  • Doctor of Medicine


  • Gastroenterology

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Pinehurst Medical Clinic
15 Regional Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374, USA

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