Evolution of Medicine Podcast
Future of Health Coaching: Sandra Scheinbaum

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we begin a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching.  In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know that we'd like to see a health coach in every practice.

We begin this new series with Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Sandy shares with us how health coaches contribute to the success of a medical practice and what roles they can play to connect with patients and the local community. She also provides guidance on how to transition to an integrative practice that utilizes a health coach. 

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why Sandy started the FMCA
  • what is value of having a functional medicine coach as part of your practice
  • how to prepare your team and patients to begin working with a health coach
  • what role will the health coach play in the future of medicine

For more information about the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, visit goevomed.com/FMCA

Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Sandra_Scheinbaum.mp3
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Rise: The History of Integrative Medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature, authors, Glenn Sabin and Taylor Walsh. Their book is called The Rise of Integrative Health and Medicine: The Milestones - 1963 to Present. It features over 120 of the most significant accomplishments in the field during the last 54 years. Evolution of Medicine is proud to be among the chosen milestones.

As we move to the end of 2016 and approach the new year, it's always interesting to look back and see what we have accomplished. We can move forward to 2017 and beyond with more confidence as we learn from the past and understand the impact of the milestones described in the book. You can sign up to receive a free copy of the e-book here.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why it is so important to document the key developments of the movement
  • some of the most impressive milestones featured in the book
  • the value of understanding the history of the movement for practitioners
  • how reducing the cost of chronic disease and focusing on preventative medicine affect the movement
Direct download: Rise__The_History_of_Integrative_Medicine.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Entrepreneur + Physician Teams for Membership Practices
This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we continue our series on the value of the membership practice model as we feature tips and stories from practitioners who have successfully made the transition. We welcome Dr. Randolph James and Kevin Miller, partners in a practice called True Life Medicine in Woodland Park, Colorado. 
 
Dr. James and Kevin share with us their journey from being a traditional family medicine practice to a membership-based Functional Medicine practice. We learn lessons from their experience and are excited to hear more about how they were able to create their successful transition.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • how the team at True Life Medicine transitioned to a membership based Functional Medicine practice
  • tips on how to make the transition
  • the advantages of working with an entrepreneur when building your practice
For more information on the Evolution of Medicine Membership Practice Builder visit: goevomed.com/mpb 

Innovation in Membership Models

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Wayne Dysinger, MD. Dr. Dysinger is a leader in the lifestyle medicine space and is actively building a membership-based practice for his new innovative clinic in California, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions. 

Dr. Dysinger has implemented many of the things we have suggested during throughout the Functional Forum. He's incorporated a membership program and fully embraces lifestyle medicine. He's implemented group learning and community outreach, and health coaches and tech tools are an integral part of the success of his practice. He talks about these strategies and more.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Why Dr. Dysinger moved his Direct Primary Care practice into the Lifestyle Medicine realm and how do “support groups” fit into personal responsibility and health behavior change?

  • What is a “MACN” and how does it fit into his practice and why is every patient assigned one? (Medical Assistant Coach Navigator)

  • The hybrid payment model that Dr. Dysinger chose for his new clinic and how he integrates this into his practice to best support his patients and his success plan.

  • Why Dr. Dysinger believes membership-based medicine is key to success in a world where patients are seeking healthcare partners and advocates, rather than the old model of simply treating the sick.

To learn more about the Membership Practice Builder visit goevomed.com/mpb

Direct download: Innovation20in20Membership20Models.mp3
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Why Membership Models are the Future of Medicine

The Evolution of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of it's second course the Membership Practice Builder. Some of the most successful functional medicine clinics are employing different types of membership models to make it more affordable for patients and at the same time, guarantees income for practitioners. As ever, we have heard our our community of practitioners when they expressed great interest in learning how to to set up a membership practice model. Visit goevomed.com/mpb for more information. 

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome, Michael Lubin, Co-Found of Hint Health. We're excited to be partnering with Hint Health on the delivery of our new training program the Membership Practice Builder featuring Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of American Academy of Private Physicians. The Evolution of Medicine is always looking for innovative technology partners that make it easier to deliver Functional Medicine and Hint Health hits the mark. Hint Health is the leading membership management and billing solution for direct pay healthcare. To learn more about Hint Health, visit goevomed.com/hinthealth

On this podcast you will hear:

  • how Hint Health came about
  • why is the membership model the future of the delivery of functional medicine
  • what types of practitioners are a fit for the membership model
  • how Hint Health empowers the shift towards the membership practice model

The Perfect First Visit

This week on the Evolution we welcome an internationally renowned authority on health, human potential development, and Self-Leadership, Dr. Mark Atkinson. As a functional medicine physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Atkinson has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to become healthier, more effective, human beings. He’s been on the cutting edge of neuro-performance for many years and has now taken his passion to the Bulletproof organization.

On this podcast Dr. Atkinson and James discuss the perfect first visit. How do we provide incredible care in the new functional micropractice model? How do we use the together most effectively to get the most engagement from patients? How do we engage patients into their journey? We address these questions and more.

On this podcast, you will hear:

  • what drives Dr. Atkinsons passion 
  • why he doesn't focus on the history in the first appointment 
  • how does this impact scale by working with Bulletproof  

Bulletproof is introducing a brand-new training course for coaches interested in becoming a certified Bulletproof Coach. They are committed to supporting you in becoming a successful coach who has the skill and knowledge to support your clients in achieving their goals, realizing their potential and upgrading their body, mind and energy.


State of the Evolution

This week on the Evolution ​of Medicine podcast, we are back with the fifth installment of the "State of the Evolution" with co-founders of the Evolution of Medicine, James Maskell and Gabe Hoffman.  Twice a year we look back at ground take-in the last six months and look forward to the next six. We're excited to share with you what's happened and what to expect during the first half of 2017.

This has been a huge acceleration for our organization. James published his book The Evolution of Medicine. We launched the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator and as always, we've had our monthly the Functional Forum episodes. We've recently introduced the "Future of Functional in 5" which allows our community of practitioners to share their stories and gifts with the whole community. Our Functional Forum meetups continue to facilitate collaboration and community building for practitioners on a local level.  James and Gabe also discuss what's new for the Evolution of Medicine and share details about a course on building a Functional Membership practice, as well as bringing new doctors into our community consistently.

Thanks for being a part of our community and here's to the next step in the Evolution. As ever, we can only achieve our vision by supporting you to achieve yours and so here's to a transformational 2017.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • a review of the past 6 months of Forums and new projects
  • what to expect from the next six months
  • a review from the founder of the current "State of the Evolution"
Direct download: State20of20the20Evolution20Podcast20November202016.mp3
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What Functional Medicine can Learn from Crossfit

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Brian Mulvaney, Director of Strategy at CrossFit. If you’ve been part of our community for awhile, you know that we’re working towards helping create 100k micropractices. Our plan for micropractices very much mirrors the Crossfit strategy – reduce the overhead, empower individuals to become entrepreneurs.

Listen in as Brian describes the evolution of CrossFit over the last 15 years and shares not only the key lessons that our movement can learn from theirs, but also the clear and present opportunity for clinicians to partner with their local CrossFit boxes to create these new centers of health creation.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • The origin story of CrossFit and the early days of web-based education
  • How the first affiliates broke through barriers to replicate successfully
  • The opportunity for CrossFit and Functional Medicine to merge for community health

This is such an exciting 45 minutes and required listening whether you are running a practice and are looking for a community of new patients or looking to start a new “Functional Micropractice”.

Get a copy of James’ new book The Evolution of Medicine free till October 14th!


The Evolution of Medicine Book

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we welcome our first guest host. Could it be anyone else than Dr. Kelly Brogan?  Dr. Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist and has been a frequent guest speaker on the Functional Forum.  She is the author of A Mind of Your Own and has been an incredible supporter of the Evolution of Medicine from the start.  She interviews James Maskell about his brand new book, The Evolution of Medicine.

Dr. Brogan shares the story of how she first met James and the journey that she has witnessed in the years that she has known him. James shares his story from birth to deciding to becoming an investment banker to making his way into the world of healthcare. From attending conferences to now becoming a featured speaker. From helping one practitioner to setting up clinics and now after 30 episodes of the Functional Forum, reaching thousands of practitioners all over the world. James has taken his years of experience and created a roadmap for the success of modern integrative practitioners in his book The Evolution of Medicine.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • The origin story of the Functional Forum and the first episode
  • What kick started the vision of 100,000 micropractices
  • What you can do to help accelerate the evolution of medicine 

This podcast is brought to you by Nudge Coach. Nudge is a lifestyle coaching software to help better connect with your patients in between visits.  Find out more at goevomed.com/nudge

Direct download: Evolution20of20Medicine20Book20with20Guest20Host20Kelly20Brogan.mp3
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Future of Patient Compliance Part 15: Nudging Through Coaching

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our series called The Future of Patient Compliance with Mac Gambill from Nudge Coach. Nudge Coach is lifestyle coaching software that aims to better connect practitioners with their patients.  It allows practitioners to empower patients through online lifestyle coaching through technology  in between visits.

Mac shares how Nudge Coach provides an efficient and effective way to better coaching and accountability for patients once they step out of the doctor's office. If you've been following us for awhile, you know that we have now moved from the term "compliance" to "empowerment".  In this podcast, we discuss the difference between the two terms and how we have evolved passed some of the old verbiage into a new relationship between the patient and practitioner. 

This week you will hear:

  • the value of patient tracking
  • the return on investment from using tracking technologies
  • what % of people with smart phones are using fitness apps

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