FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

My Story and Healing Journeys

On this blog I write almost entirely about the business of integrative medicine for FON, so you may not know that I am a longtime cancer survivor. In fact, my journey with malignant disease, which began 21 years ago, has shaped my life and career in the field of integrative healthcare.

Integrative Medicine Thought Leadership

Thought leadership in any industry is important, but in the medical world it is essential for success. If you aspire to influence colleagues, peers, administrative decision-makers or the public, you need to become a thought leader. If you aim to influence those in your field and beyond—and the consumer public at the national or international level—there is simply no other practical route to get there.

Integrative Healthcare: Same Camp, Many Tents

It never fails to amaze how this growing but still fragmented subset of medicine that is integrative healthcare is comprised of so many loosely affiliated groups and monikers. Here’s a partial list: Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Longevity Medicine, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine.

How to Get Paid Delivering Integrative Medicine

The future of evidence-based integrative healthcare delivery is limited to its economic feasibility, at both the consumer and practitioner level. This post focuses on the latter.

Yoga Milestone—First CME-Approved Conference Supports Therapeutic Value

The Mountain Pose Medicine & Yoga Symposium took place in gorgeous Copper Mountain, Colorado August 22—26, 2012. The seminal gathering marked the first CME (continuing medical education) accredited program for yoga in the United States.

Integrative Medicine as Standard of Care

The answer—the so-called magic bullet—has always been prevention. This is why the principles of integrative medicine are destined to become the new standard of care. The long-term alternative to wellness, holistic, preventive and lifestyle medicine—the tenets of integrative medicine—is clearly a very sick, insolvent country.

Affordable Care Act and Access to Integrative Medicine–What Does it Really Mean?

Well, that depends on who you ask. Those within the integrative healthcare field and the disbelieving skeptics alike, offer quite divergent views.

The Evolution of Integrative Medicine Law and what the Future Portends

I recently caught up with attorney Michael H. Cohen to get a current perspective on all things integrative health from his modern legal lens.

Social Media: Opportunity or Risk for Growing Integrative Medicine Practices?

This article aims to provide general guidance to integrative medicine providers interested in creating a foundational, legally sound, social media (aka social business) strategy to better engage current customers and new prospects alike.

The Role of Philanthropy in the Evolution of Integrative Medicine

Philanthropy has contributed greatly to the maturation of integrative medicine/oncology clinical programs. This is especially true within the academic medical center setting, and has had a profound effect on the growing consumer base of integrative medical services and natural products–an industry now estimated at over $50 billion annually.

 
 
 

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