Successfully Launch An Online Wellness Education and Lifestyle Medicine Program

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Since the pandemic, they way you manage your patient relationships, their wellness goals and market your practice has no doubt changed. Even if you thought everything was covered before the world turned upside down, there is much to learn in this new digital age of medicine. And, there’s always somethingRead …

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Defining and Fulfilling True Patient-Centered Care

Though the popular catch-phrase “patient-centered care” is often used, but it may be missing the mark because needs are not being met in this COVID-19 era of care. Patient drop outs and refusals are common with telemedicine becoming more common, as a recent telemedicine Cochran Database study shows. In thisRead …

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The Benefits of Becoming a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner

The new Lifestyle Medicine (LM) diplomas and lifestyle medicine’s recent addition to the curriculum at medical schools such as Cambridge University represent its emergence as a standalone specialty. However, despite its basis in a holistic approach to health, LM is not a complementary or alternative form of medicine. It isRead …

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Natural Partners and Fullscript Launch New Merged Platform

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Today’s Practitioner caught up with Brad Dyment, Chief Product Officer of Fullscript to find out more about the companies newly merged platform. Fullscript is now the only supplement dispensing solution that offers both wholesale ordering and virtual direct-to-patient from a single online platform. Today’s Practitioner: This is an exciting timeRead …

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New CME Course: Physician and Health Professional Well-Being from American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine announced a new CME- and CE-accredited five-hour course, “Physician and Health Professional Well-Being,” designed to support health professionals in achieving and sustaining a total healthy lifestyle and engaging in mindfulness and positive psychology activities. The self-care approaches as discussed in the course, in combinationRead …

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Pivoting Your Practice to Telemedicine in the Pandemic and Beyond

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Have you been considering pivoting your business so it enables you to work online with telemedicine and telehealth? This may be a wise decision. Working online makes more sense than ever for both practitioners and patients or clients. It has a lower cost for patients. It’s faster, more convenient, andRead …

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More than Half of U.S Physicians Recommend at Least One Complementary Health Approach to Patients

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A new study has shown that more than half (53.1%) of office-based physicians in the U.S., across specialty areas, recommended at least one complementary health approach (CHA) to their patients during the previous 12 months, with female physicians (63.2%) more likely to recommend a CHA than male physicians (49.3%). ThisRead …

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[Case Study] Negotiating Your Career in Integrative Health and Medicine

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Managing a busy consultancy, I work on wide-ranging projects with a diverse collection of medical providers, administrators and small business owners. I always find working with mid-career physicians seeking to reposition their professional futures an especially rewarding assignment. Typically well-trained and board certified, these integrative, functional and lifestyle medicine practitioners possessRead …

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Making Friends with Google’s Algorithm for your Health-Provider Website

From 2018 to 2019, Google made significant changes in its algorithm that affect health-provider websites. As is reported in John Week’s column on the subject, some alternative and integrative websites were hit pretty hard by the new rules. To help you with your practice’s marketing efforts, we’ve compiled some digitalRead …

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Fascinating! Group Visits May Outperform (Already Positive) Individual Outcomes at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Is it possible that group visits can outperform individual visits in patient reported outcomes? The audience for an energetic panel discussion that touched on group visits at the February 2019 Integrative Healthcare Symposium heard an intriguing –  though yet premature – data point. Panelist Mark Hyman MD noted that theRead …

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