FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Facing Huge Demand, Cleveland Clinic Doubles Its Functional Medicine Center

The Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine will be doubling its physical size and patient care capacities in the coming year, to meet what medical director, Dr. Patrick Hanaway, characterizes as “unbelievable pent up demand for this kind of care.”

Integrative Medicine Business Development: Assess First, then Strategize & Execute

Whether you are launching or looking to grow a new practice, service, or other type of integrative health enterprise, you can make significant progress toward reshaping your brand or business strategy by prudently following FON’s method on your own.

7 Chronic Website Symptoms Hurting Your Integrative Practice: Addressing Root Causes

Today, over 85 percent of patients search online before booking a doctor’s appointment. If your website isn’t fully optimized to drive patient volume, you are losing business.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 7—Conclusion

The integrative health industry may be young, but it is vibrant and growing. Relatively small, it is increasingly becoming a contested space. Developing your personal brand, on the road to establishing thought leadership, is necessary to ensure realization of the full potential of your career—all based on the unique goals you set.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 6—Monitoring + Promoting Your Brand

Protecting and promoting your personal brand, to better your position as a thought leader, is critical. It requires proactivity, with ongoing monitoring of your good name and reputation—you must always have your ear to the ground.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 5—Media

It’s absolutely worthwhile to invest the requisite time to create a media engagement framework to grow your personal brand. A balanced and strategic approach to owned, earned, contributed, and paid media will result in measurable dividends along your path toward earning irrefutable thought leadership.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 4—Content Strategy

For centuries, medical practitioners and scientific thought leaders have used various forms of content to establish and extend their positions. The written and spoken experiential word, in combination with research activities and publication in the medical literature, are the primary drivers of thought leadership.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 3—Unique Positioning

Your niche is the space into which you must direct your expertise with laser-like focus to break through the clutter of consumer (or medical professional) information overload.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 2—Branding + Platform

Your personal brand is who you are, representing your life, work, and purpose, therefore it ultimately influences all those around you—essentially your personal brand impacts how others feel. The first step in determining what your ‘integrative health personal brand’ should embody is to honestly and thoroughly answer this set of 10 core questions….

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 1—Introduction

New 7-part series aims to provide the basic framework under which you can begin focusing on becoming a thought leader by creating a platform from which to spread your message with more impact, enlarge your community of followers, and achieve your professional goals.

 
 
 

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