What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

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Our Foundational Course

IFM sets the gold standard for functional medicine education and training. Learn to apply functional medicine in clinical practice through AFMCP online in September.

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Our Functional Medicine Certification Program

IFM Certified Practitioners consistently become recognized as the most thoroughly trained and tested functional medicine clinicians in their fields and the most sought-after by both patients and employers.

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IFM-Trained Practitioners

The most in-demand and respected in the field

Patients may search for 1,800 IFM-trained clinicians in 40 countries worldwide.

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IFM Certified Practitioners are highly sought-after by the top medical institutions in the US.

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Our educational program has been developed by the premier thought leaders in the industry.

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IFM Appoints New Board Members

As part of IFM’s focus on reducing health disparities and increasing access to functional medicine, we are honored to announce the appointment of three new members to our board of directors: Gail Christopher, DN, David Harris, and Loren Israelsen.

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Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery: Patient Care in a Pandemic

A Functional Medicine Course

This first-of-its kind course will explore clinical principles to reduce patient vulnerability to developing severe infection during the COVID-19 pandemic, increase resistance to infection, improve resilience to the more injurious consequences of infection, and optimize recovery from infection and its long term consequences.

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Find a practitioner

Our Find A Practitioner tool is the largest referral network in functional medicine, created to help patients locate functional medicine practitioners anywhere in the world. IFM Certified Practitioners are listed first in the search results, given their extensive education.

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Safely Deprescribing Medications for Your Chronic Disease Patients

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Our podcasts present the latest news and trends in functional medicine and keep practitioners up to date with how they can apply this information in their clinical practices.

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