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How Dr. Kristine Burke Transitioned Into a Membership Model with the Kalish Institute’s Help

Dr. Kristine Burke shifted from a practice model based on health insurance to a membership model. This type of practice offers an alternative for clinicians wanting to spend less time on paperwork and more time with patients.

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Video Podcast on Integrated Pain Management at Walter Reed

Video Podcast on Integrated Pain Management at Walter Reed with Dan Lukaczer and Mylène Tran Huhn, a pain treatment specialist.

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Improve Patient Compliance & Outcomes With Health Coaching

One strategy to improve the patient-provider relationship is by utilizing health coaching. The role of health coaches is to listen to and guide patients through a change process. Coaches set expectations, provide feedback, and help clients identify challenges along the way.

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Using Health Coaches in a Clinical Setting

We all know how time consuming it can be to establish and follow through on a plan to eliminate bad habits and engage in better nutrition and exercise—let alone manage condition-specific symptoms. Patients require education, encouragement, and accountability in order to stay well. That’s where health coaching comes in.

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How to Utilize Health Coaches in a Functional Medicine Practice

In an IFM video, Connie Arispe, MD, talks about her experience using a health coach in her Functional Medicine practice. This team-based approach helps patients focus on improving physiological, behavioral, psychological, and social outcomes.

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Go Behind the Curtain of a Successful Functional Medicine Practice

One of the biggest challenges in starting a Functional Medicine practice may be envisioning what success will look like once it is up and running. However, there is a way to get a look inside a successful Functional Medicine practice and have your practice setup questions answered without even leaving your office.

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Opportunities & Challenges When Starting a Functional Medicine Practice

“We all entered into medicine to help other people who are suffering. When you build your own infrastructure and see it working, and see people healing as a direct result of your private practice, it brings a level of contentment and satisfaction that I simply don’t see among practitioners in large medical groups.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan

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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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Save Time with IFM's Toolkit of Patient Education Resources

P. Michael Stone, MD, shares how IFM’s toolkit can both save time and improve your state of mind – along with helping patients achieve better health.

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Membership Models: Dan Kalish Interviews Dr. Kristine Burke

Kristine Burke, MD, a Functional Medicine family clinician in El Dorado Hills, CA, talks with Dan Kalish of the Kalish Institute about her path to establishing a membership model practice.

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Faces of Functional Medicine: Bill Barley, MD

Bill Barley, MD, is an IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) who uses the Functional Medicine model in an insurance-based practice. Watch to hear his explanation for why he finds Functional Medicine in this practice model so rewarding.

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6 Technology Tips for Practice Success

Priya Kamani, MD, is not only a clinician but also a technology entrepreneur. It has become her mission to support Functional Medicine clinicians through a software she has developed called LivingMatrix. LivingMatrix automates many stages of data collection and analysis while providing a tool for communicating clinical needs to patients, connecting patients to educational materials, and tracking outcomes in a Functional Medicine framework.

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