FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine: A Test Kitchen for Healthcare’s Future

Firmly rooted in the conceptual paradigms developed by the Institute for Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic’s new Center for Functional Medicine puts targeted nutritional interventions—including therapeutic use of nutraceuticals, botanicals, and probiotics—at the forefront of patient care.

Opportunities for Academic and Hospital-based Integrative Medicine in a Value-Based World

According to Glenn Sabin, “to survive and ultimately thrive in today’s fast-changing environment, it’s crucial that academic centers, hospitals and health systems draw clear, accurate financial lines between their integrative medicine offerings and higher margin service lines.”

Go Deep, Then Wide: Building Integrative Health Practices

Contrary to this article’s title, entrepreneurs and business managers naturally do the exact opposite: focusing widely but not deeply enough. That’s a productivity killer. Let me explain. See, when it comes to running a successful clinic we’re mindful of all the big picture details and we’re often jumping around simultaneously from task to task dutifully…

START UP: Writing a Concierge Medicine Practice Business Plan

Have you ever thought about starting a direct-pay medical practice or other variation of a private medical practice? Well, whether you are concerned about the Affordable Care Act, looming Medicare cuts or a board certified physician curious about what the next few years in your practice will look like, there are a few things to consider before investing the time, money and energy to bring your direct-pay or concierge medical practice to market.

NIH (NCCIH) Releases 2012 Survey Results for Natural Health Approaches and Usage

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just released results from its 2012 National Health Interview Survey on the usage of complementary and integrative products and modalities among adults…

FON Therapeutics Is Now FON Consulting

At the beginning of 2015 FON was ‘rebranded.’

7 Steps to Growing Your Integrative Medicine Practice in 2015

Glenn Sabin rings in the New Year a little early by offering 7 core approaches for exponentially increasing patient/client volume, boosting product sales and reinvigorating the bottom line. Implement these basic strategies in the coming year and position your practice or integrative health enterprise for long-term success!

Physician and Clinician Sales of Dietary Supplements: Legal View

Sales of dietary supplements by physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other licensed professionals raise thorny legal issues. This can be confusing, because on one hand, “everybody does it”—i.e., sales of dietary supplements by clinicians such as medical doctors, is widespread in the industry. On the other hand, the American Medical Association actively discourages the practice through…

Evidence-Based Medicine in an Era of Personalized, Integrative Healthcare

In their Sep/Oct 2014 Explore guest editorial, authors Ben Kligler, MD, MPH and John Weeks present an evenhanded look at how evidence-based medicine (EBM), versus evidence-informed medicine, is applied in real-world clinical settings.

5 Legal Issues Integrative Health Practitioners Need to Know for 2015

With 2015 right around the corner, here are 5 legal and regulatory issues that integrative health practitioners need to know. By Michael H. Cohen

 
 
 

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