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Practice Spotlight: Jane Murray, MD

In an IFM interview, Functional Medicine clinician Jane Murray, MD, talks about the innovative ways she has incorporated stress management programs into her practice, her unique path toward retirement, and how she’s helping to treat people with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

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How I Practice Functional Medicine with Yousef Elyaman, MD

“I see patients with insurance and try to use their insurance as much as possible, but I also don’t want to keep patients from getting the help they need…. In numerous cases, the solution to a health problem cannot, and will not, be found at the bottom of a prescription bottle.” –Yousef Elyaman, MD. Watch his full video.

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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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Medical Scribes Help Reduce Practitioner Burnout, Improve Patient Care

The advent of the electronic health record has created an overload of documentation and clerical responsibilities for the practitioner that, for some, has resulted in increased physician documentation workload and decreased interaction with patients. In order to free up clinician time, some practitioners are turning to medical scribe services. Read about one Functional Medicine clinician’s experience using medical scribes.

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

New Online Dates Announced!

The premier course in Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), provides practitioners with Functional Medicine training—and IFM has now made it available both in-person and online.

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Practice Implementation Resources

Woman practitioner attending IFM conferenceIn addition to the practice implementation resources contained in IFM’s member toolkit and those presented at AFMCP and the 6 APMs, IFM recommends two programs that we feel help practitioners at different points in the process of developing and running their Functional Medicine business: "My Practice Plan" by the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and the "Practice Accelerator" by Evolution of Medicine. READ MORE
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A Path to Achieving Financial Freedom

Path Achieving Financial Freedom Dan Kalish, DC“I’ve worked with several financial planning firms in the last two decades, and a solid financial planner can help you develop a detailed plan. I’ll review the basics so you can see what areas you may need to focus on.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan Read More
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Why You Should Take the “My Practice Plan” Course

Every single MD I have worked with, every chiropractor, NP, Lac, and DO, has come to the same conclusion: developing practice management skills to increase profitability and income also results in freeing up the time needed for basic self-care, which we expect all our patients to do, which we write on prescription pads, but which we (too) often don’t do ourselves. Read More
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The Heart of Medicine: Introducing Ikigai

If you feel even a little burned out or unsure about your current professional trajectory, or if you are not thriving in your professional current job, consider working through your own Ikigai, a Japanese concept that means “reason for being.” This is a formula for a long and successful career, and it will make you 100% “practitioner-burnout proof.” Read More
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What to Do When Your Business Finances Are on Fire

“Every senior Functional Medicine doctor I’ve ever met has, at some point, had the diminished quality of life model. Long hours, lots of unpaid extra work outside of billable hours, and a poor tax strategy, often not establishing pension plans and 401(k)s.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan Read More
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Legal Steps for Functional Medicine Practices

Learn some basic legal risk management steps to help ground a Functional Medicine practice so the clinician-owners have less liability exposure and more peace of mind. Read More
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Navigating HIPAA

“Even if your practice does not technically fall under HIPAA (for example - as a fee-for-service practice), you are still subject to state privacy law and security law obligations. Read More