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Doctor and Patient: Patrick Hanaway, MD

Functional Medicine leader Patrick Hanaway, MD, has been doctor and patient in 2019. He shares his health journey in a touching video.

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Linus Pauling Award Winner Interview: Drs. Bland and Wahls

For 2018 Linus Pauling Award Winner Terry Wahls, MD, reversing the loss of function from multiple sclerosis is personal. Dr. Wahls pioneered a food and lifestyle intervention that is proving enormously beneficial to many multiple sclerosis patients, including restoring her own physical and mental function.

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IFM Governing Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

The Institute for Functional Medicine has named two new members to its governing board of directors. During what has been a period of rapid growth and burgeoning interest in Functional Medicine, IFM continues to respond to these growing needs by engaging wider areas of expertise and spheres of influence to support the organization at every level.

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P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, Receives the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, as the 2019 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine.

Michael embodies in heart and intellect what a functionally trained physician should aspire to be and is an inspiration to the Functional Medicine movement and community as a whole.

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The Institute for Functional Medicine Surpasses 1,000 IFM Certified Practitioners in Functional Medicine Globally

IFM certified practitioners get to the heart of what IFM is all about—to stem the tide of chronic disease and change the trajectory of health care across all communities.

“Certifying practitioners is one important step on the path to the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine,” said IFM CEO Amy Mack.

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Clinical Spotlight: Swathi Rao, PA-C, & Teaching Kitchens

Studies suggest that many patients do not have optimal nutrition, are experiencing record levels of chronic disease, and are most likely being treated with pharmaceuticals despite the availability of other, less invasive but highly effective options. One such option is to incorporate teaching kitchens into the patient educational experience, like Swathi Rao, PA-C, has done in her family practice.

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Cutting-Edge Pain Treatment at the Veterans Administration

In this free Grand Rounds presentation recorded at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Henri Roca, MD, elaborates upon the group visit framework used at the Veterans Administration for chronic pain.

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Addiction Treatment, Personal to Professional: Stephen Loyd, MD

Stephen Loyd, MD, shares his personal and professional journey with addiction and how it informed his approach to long-term, successful addiction treatment. Integrated approaches to addiction treatment may accelerate beneficial changes in the brain by supporting multiple healthy pathways.

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Paul Thomas, MD, on Addiction & Stress in Young Adults

In an interview with IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, Dr. Paul Thomas talks about his personal struggles with addiction, the medical-assisted therapies like buprenorphine he offers in his clinic, and the intrinsic link between stress and addiction.

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Pioneers in Telemedicine: Susie Larson, MD

One-third of respondents in an NIH-funded survey said they preferred the telehealth experience to an in-office doctor visit, and other data suggests that 60% of millennials support the use of telehealth to replace in-office visits. Have you considered using telemedicine? Read more about the benefits telemedicine could bring to your Functional Medicine practice.

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Defying All Odds: Documentary on Terry Wahls, MD

“And what a story it is: plagued by an incurable disease, this incredible woman, herself a medical doctor, found a way to effectively treat her illness and recover from a disease no one thought one could recover from.” – Caroleen Moise, producer/director of Defying All Odds, a documentary about Dr. Terry Wahls’ journey with multiple sclerosis.

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IFM Call for Posters: Chronic Pain, Stress, & Addiction

IFM is calling for digital poster submissions on the topics of chronic pain, stress, and addiction that focus on research and innovation, as well as techniques and tips for treating these patients in a Functional Medicine framework. What are your experiences with pain, stress, and addiction in the patient population? Have you compiled research in these areas or incorporated innovative treatments in your practice? How have you used the tenets of Functional Medicine to bring your patients back to a place of homeostasis?

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