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What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners Is getting to the root cause of your health issue a goal of yours? Our Functional Providers are all certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine and believe in delivering a whole-health approach towards healing. If you're interested in becoming a patient of Thrive's or consulting with a functional medicine provider here are some questions that you may consider asking a clinician who practices Functional Medicine: How would you describe your practice? Do you work with other clinicians – Nutrition Professionals, Health Coach, etc.? Do you have any information you could send me about your practice? Do you have experience treating my condition(s)? Please describe your Functional Medicine training. Do you take insurance? Or are you a cash practice? What are the main...

The Outcome of Functional Medicine Residency Increases

The Outcome of Functional Medicine Residency Increases   More than 400 practitioners have received Functional Medicine training through the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP).  Approximately twenty of these practitioners have also received training at IFM’s Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) course.  With that being said, this partnership has resulted in the successful treatment of more than 1,000 patients since 2011.   In the fall of 2016, FMRP implemented an ongoing 16-week cardiometabolic medical visit program.  Each week, 12 patients attend a two-hour program to learn about lifestyle, making healthy choices, and coping with emotions.  Meanwhile, these patients rotate through 15-minute clinical appointments with a practitioner and a shadow resident.   This program is beneficial for both practitioners and patients: practitioners are able to integrate Functional Medicine into their...

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset   You can expect to spend a lot more time when you visit a Functional Medicine practitioner than you would with a conventional provider.  You can also expect to do a lot of talking, as a large part of Functional Medicine is exploring your detailed personal and family history, the circumstances around your first symptoms, and the experiences you have had with other healthcare providers.  What the Institute for Functional Medicine teaches practitioners is how to uncover the underlying causes of your health problems through careful history taking, physical examination, and laboratory testing.   People may find that working with an IFM-trained provider helps them get to the bottom of perplexing problems that have eluded other clinicians for years. Patient Tips for Working...