Evolution of Medicine Podcast
As a holiday message from the Evolution of Medicine community, James Maskell reads "A Gathering of the Tribe" by Charles Eisenstein. This story speaks to our vision of community and the collective vision of our team, practitioners and mission.
 
 
 

This week’s historic podcast: “Individualized Diets, ALCAT, and BMJ Gastroenterology” features the results of a brand-new study published in the British Medical Journal, validating food sensitivity testing (the ALCAT Test®) for IBS patients.

The study named, “Efficacy of Individualized Diets in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Control Trial” was led by the late Dr. Ather Ali, ND a colleague of our co-founder, James Maskell, who sadly passed away this October.

It is our great pleasure to honor Dr. Ali’s legacy by helping spread the word about his incredible research.

In this podcast, James interviews another of the study’s lead researchers: Dr. Wajahat Mehal, professor of medicine at Yale University, for the inside scoop on this ground-breaking study.

Tune in today to get all the details direct from the source, including:

  • A high-level overview of the entire randomized, controlled, blinded study from Dr. Mehal
  • An inside-look at key outcomes of the study, including significant improvements in the Global Improvement Scale (GIS) at 4 weeks and 8 weeks for IBS patients who specifically removed Alcat positive food items from their diet
  • Dr. Mehal’s take on the most encouraging results of the study
  • Insights on the implications of this study to the future of gastroenterology and functional medcine

This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series with “Alaska Goes Functional” and features Jill Valerius, MD of Now Health Functional and Integrative Medicine, from Palmer, Alaska, and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Valerius was one of the first medical doctors to be certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has created a successful practice in a small Alaskan town utilizing what she’s learned in the Practice Accelerator.

Tune in today and discover

  • How Dr. Valerius is making the functional medicine work within an insurance-based practice model
  • Which key practice building technologies have helped her modernize and streamline her practice
  • How Dr. Valerius structures her staff to maximize patient visits and improve health outcomes
  • The value of practitioner accountability groups
  • Her best advice for medical doctors looking to make the leap to functional medicine

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20Alaska20Goes20Functional.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series on “From Motherhood to Micropractice” and features Dr. Michelle Sands aka “The Metabolic Mama”, a Naturopath and functional medicine practitioner from Vermont and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Sand’s story is an inspirational one for women and men who struggle with balancing running a practice and being an active parent. She achieved this seemingly insurmountable goal, by implementing what she learned in the Practice Accelerator to set up a virtual dream practice targeting mothers.

If you’ve ever wondered how to have it all—practice, purpose and active parenthood—tune in right now and hear:

  • How Dr. Sands went from technology-phobic to a thriving telemedicine micropractice
  • How to design a killer autoresponder series that targets the demographic you want, while pre-educating and empowering patients and prospective patients
  • Which technologies save Dr. Sands hours of time on intakes, natural pharmacy management and practice development, while improving patient outcomes
  • How to organize an efficient telemedicine care structure for practitioner and patient, using membership-based pre-recorded modules and weekly Q&A calls and private consultations
  • Why telemedicine is the perfect “virtual house-call” solution for busy moms (a huge market)
  • And much more...

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are excited to welcome Qigong master Mingtong Gu, recorded live from his center in New Mexico with Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman. Gabe has been studying Wisdom Healing Qigong with Mingtong since finding his high-quality content on YouTube two years ago. Since then Gabe learned of the extremely successful Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China, where Wisdom Healing Qigong is the only tool used. Gabe recently returned from a month-long retreat, led by Mingtong, where people with all types of chronic disease used the same protocols as the hospital in China with great success.

To find out more about opportunities to integrate Qigong into your practice, click here goevomed.com/qigong

In this episode, you will hear:

1. How Gabe found Mingtong and why this is important for your practice.

2. What medicine we can learn from the Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China.

3. What opportunities are coming up where you can connect with Mingtong and integrate Qi Gong into your medical practice.

Direct download: -Podcast_from_EvoMed_--_Master_Gu_Gabe_and_James.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series on “The Power of Video” and features Dr. Jerry Bailey, a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Bailey’s story starts out like many others; he had to find a way to set his practice apart in a small town already saturated with chiropractors.

What makes his story exceptional (and reproducible in any town) is how he made his practice stand out and excel using the power of video and social media.

Listen right now and learn the specifics of how Dr. Bailey made video work for him like gangbusters, including:

  • How to design your marketing videos to get patients excited about what you offer, while pre-educating them on functional medicine.
  • What social media channels to use for the best (and most affordable) local results.
  • The optimal video length and format to maximize engagement and conversions.
  • How to incorporate video with an autoresponder email series to enhance patient education efficiency.
  • What tools and resources you really need to produce a great video (hint: it’s a lot less than you think).
  • And much more...

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20The20Power20of20Video.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series, “From Matrix to Action” and welcome former Functional Forum guest Dr. Lara Salyer of Health Innate. Dr. Salyer, DO was featured on the Functional Forum this year, is an enthusiastic member of our Practice Accelerator program, and runs a functional medicine practice in rural Wisconsin.

In this podcast, Dr. Salyer shares one of the most impressive innovations we’ve ever heard in functional medicine: how to take the most time-consuming, cumbersome part of functional medicine: filling out the matrix/intake; and turn it into a fast, efficient and participatory exercise using group visits.

Dr. Salyer’s idea of cross-pollination between the initial appointment and group visits is an absolute game-changing strategy for functional medicine practitioners…and she’s proven it works.

Plus you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Salyer introduced the idea of functional medicine to her small Midwest community
  • Which patient education and marketing tools and technologies have been most valuable in building her practice
  • Exactly how she sets up her initial appointment/group visits to maximize efficiency in filling out the matrix
Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20From20Matrix20to20Action.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from their strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We welcome Dr. Sonza Curtis as part of our Success Leaves Clues. Dr. Curtis graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Naturopathy for Health Care Professionals.  In 2014, Dr. Curtis became one of only three Georgia doctors Certified in Functional Medicine.

In this podcast, you're going to hear about her journey from being a physicians assistant through naturopathic medicine and finally to functional medicine, and what's so exciting about this podcast is there's tons of value for anyone who's looking to take the first step on the journey towards building successful practice.

So much great stuff here in how to build a low overhead practice, some of the technology that she's learned how to use through the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator, how to keep a low overhead practice, how to build a connection with local integrative providers that now pay her rent, and just so many other ways in which Sonza has built such an amazing practice. I think there's value in here, no matter what kind of practitioner you are, and I really hope you'll enjoy it. This is part of our Success Leaves Clues podcast series, enjoy.


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from them strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We’ve really enjoyed the process of interviewing some of the doctors from our Practice Accelerator, and this week we introduce Dr. Rick Henriksen of Kestrel WellnessDr. Rick Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P. is a Salt Lake City-based, board-certified, family physician. Having returned to the U.S. from a stint in Ecuador, he was determined to do the next iteration of his practice right. Listen in as he shares his model, his progress and key learnings from the journey.

In this podcast, you will hear:

1. What to know about naming your practice and some of the thoughts he went through in creating his brand.

2. How you can avoid making the same mistakes as other practitioners.

3. What technology he uses. One thing that is unique about Dr. Henriksen’s practice is the combination of technology and home visits.

We really appreciate you being part of the Evolution of Medicine community. Enjoy!

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20From20Ecuador20to20DPC.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our popular “Success Leaves Clues” series. We feature Dr. Bill Hemmer, a chiropractor from central Illinois who is bringing functional medicine to his small hometown with a population of only 4500. It was an incredible half an hour for any health professional who is in the business of trying to transform the health of their community.

​Dr. Hemmer has been part of our Practice Accelerator ​community for the last year, and has built an incredible practice focusing on helping his community recover their health, especially using language and memes that appeal to his specific demographic. 

On this podcast you will here:

  1. Why Bill has used “the twelve-step process” and “health scoring” in a way that makes it easy for people to understand what he is doing.
  2. How Bill has used technology, including autoresponders, to educate the masses and close them into his programs consistently.
  3. Some step-by-step guides on how to set up a practice that serves a small town, and what you need to have: the health coaching and the community.
Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20A201220Step20Recovery20of20Function.mp3
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