FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

An Integrative Oncology Patient’s Thoughts on ‘Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies’

As a 24-year cancer survivor I watched Cancer: Emperor of all Maladies with mixed emotions. From this patient’s perspective, the film is all about the ‘tumor’ and treats the host, aka the patient, as almost an irrelevant, disconnected entity.

Grow Your ‘List’ to Grow Your Integrative Health Business

There’s no single magic silver bullet approach for growing integrative health and medicine practices today. It requires comprehensive strategy featuring a range of digital and non-digital communication tactics, of which growing a list for email marketing is incredibly important.

Do Online Coupons for Integrative Medicine Services Violate Stark and Fee-Splitting Laws?

h5. Many integrative practitioners and online enterprises want to know whether Stark, anti-kickback, and fee-splitting laws are violated by business arrangements that offer online coupons or web-based coupons to customers. Let’s break this question down a bit for analysis. First, Stark self-referral law is on the federal level. We are only interested in federal law…

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

h5. 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. h5. 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…

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

h5. 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…

Thorne Research Partners with Mayo Clinic to Study Supplements

Starting in January 2015 Thorne Research and Mayo Clinic began conducting a series of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials on a number of dietary supplements under a master clinical study agreement. Working with physicians and PhD scientists trials will be conducted at Mayo Clinic with the intent of raising the bar on dietary supplement research leading to improved patient outcomes.

FON Therapeutics Is Now FON Consulting

At the beginning of 2015 FON was ‘rebranded.’

 
 
 

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