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Video: Patient-Focused Encounter Framework

The GOTOIT framework, one of the core tools in Functional Medicine, is designed to center the patient during every encounter and to provide a structure for long-term follow up. This tool and how to use it are covered in IFM’s foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

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Improve Health and Longevity for Your Patients

Recent research suggests that patients are living fewer healthy years. Given the efficacy of lifestyle change to prevent and reverse many health conditions, clinicians trained in sustainable behavior change are already in high demand.

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Clinician Spotlight: Dr. Boham

For many clinicians, discovering the Functional Medicine approach helps them return to why they initially wanted to do medicine. For Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, IFM’s foundational course provided the framework to integrate her passion for nutrition with preventative medicine.

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Using the Timeline in Functional Medicine

Martha Calihan, MD, describes why the Functional Medicine timeline is her favorite clinical tool.
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Clinician Voices: Get Your Passion for Medicine Back While Protecting Yourself from Burnout

Many clinicians find that a Functional Medicine approach shifts their intellectual and emotional relationship with medicine. In this video, David Blyweiss, MD, shares why he thinks that is so.

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Identifying Root Cause for Better Treatment Outcome

How does a clinician unravel the complexities of a disease to uncover the underlying cause? In the following video, Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC, explains her approach, and how she explains that approach to patients.

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The Importance of Clinician Self-Care

While large patient volumes and some home life factors may be outside of one’s control, diet, exercise, sleep, and/or lifestyle are malleable. In other words, the things clinicians are frequently telling patients to change, the fundamental components of Functional Medicine, are also key components of clinician self-care. In the following video, Tricia O’Brien, MD, talks about her approach to patient and clinician self-care.

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A Systems Biology Approach, Physician Burnout, and Functional Medicine

IFM Executive Director of Medical Education Robert Luby, MD, describes how a Functional Medicine approach can help to shift a clinician’s approach and reduce burnout.

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Anyone Can Practice Functional Medicine, with Terry Wahls, MD

In this video, Terry Wahls, MD, describes how any practitioner can practice Functional Medicine to help their patients create health.

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CME Training That Lets You Learn by Doing

At AFMCP, educators use case-based learning as the central presentation method for clinical material. By working with real patient information, clinicians can hone their diagnostic skills and learn from peers. The cases frame Functional Medicine in the context of patient care so clinicians can immediately apply the tools they learned when they return to their offices.

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice® (AFMCP)

AFMCP is now available In-Person and Online.

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AFMCP by the Numbers

Ever wondered what it is really like to attend Functional Medicine’s premier, case-based course, Applying Functional Medicine in Practice (AFMCP)? Here is a look into AFMCP by the numbers.

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