Evolution of Medicine Podcast (general)

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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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are thrilled to welcome back one of the speakers from the first Evolution of Medicine Summit. She is the publisher of What Doctors Don’t Tell You in the UK. She has been a writer, journalist, and activist for a few decades. Lynne McTaggart is the author of The Intention Experiment and The Field. Her latest book, The Power of Eight, looks at the power of small groups to heal. In Functional Medicine, we’ve seen the power of small groups with things like group visits and the work with the Saddleback Church. This book takes the idea even further, explaining how groups of people can support each other’s healing and transformation.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • How Lynne discovered the power of small groups through The Intention Experiment.
  • Why this is an important concept in the future of Functional Medicine.
  • How the Evolution of Medicine is planning to use The Power of Eight for growing the impact of practitioners in communities.
Direct download: The20Power20of20820-20How20Small20Groups20Can20Change20the20World.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald. We continue our Success Leaves Clues series with Dr. Tevald where we feature a practitioner who has found the right tools and systems to run a successful practice. Dr. Tevald practices functional medicine at Morning Star Family Health Center in Clinton, New Jersey. We're excited to share how she has set up her membership based family practice. 

On this podcast you will hear:

  • what Dr. Jean did to build a successful functional medicine practice
  • her experience creating systems outside of insurance
  • how technology has affected the structure and success of her practice

For more information about Freedom Practice Coaching visit: goevomed.com/FPC

For more information about the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator visit: goevomed.com/accelerator


In preparation for next Monday's Functional Forum, The Evolution of Primary Care, we are thrilled to welcome IFM certified practitioner, Dr. Kara Parker to the Evolution of Medicine podcast this week.  Dr. Parker has been practicing integrative and functional medicine for almost two decades, and practices in Minnesota at the Whittier Clinic. If you are interested in functional or integrative medicine, particularly how to work with the undeserved, this podcast is not one to miss.
 
In this podcast, we talked about not only the practice of functional medicine in an insurance environment, but also some of the innovation that they've been doing in group visits. It's an incredible story of the power of peer to peer community support, and the power of content delivered in a community environment to deliver behavior change.
 
In this podcast you will here:
  • the best timing for a group visit
  • the difference between a support group and a group visit
  • why patients love the group visit
  • the greatest leverage for createing behavior change with patients
Direct download: Evolution20of20Primary20Care20-20Group20Visits.mp3
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IFNA: Where RDs Go to Learn Functional Medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we continue our series featuring educational resources that support the emerging practice models that support integrative and functional medicine. We welcome Dr. Sheila Dean and Kathy Swift, founders of Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA). Our goal at the Evolution of Medicine is to help create 100,000 micropractices based on root cause resolution and community health. One of the ways we can make this type of care efficient enough to be available to everyone is creating a provider team. Registered Dietitians play a critical role in a provider team and this is the training to teach the front lines of nutrition about Functional Medicine.

IFNA defines Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) therapy as a leading-edge, evidence-based, and comprehensive approach to patient care that focuses on identifying root causes and system imbalances to significantly improve patient health outcomes. This emerging medical nutrition model combines the very best of modern science, clinical wisdom and critical thinking and is being driven by increasing consumer demand, advancing technology and the changing healthcare landscape.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • what type of practitioners would benefit from this type of program
  • what is the IFNA program and how did it come about
  • clinical tips
  • what role does the IFNA program play in a provider team

For more information visit: goevomed.com/IFNA

Direct download: IFNA_-_Where_RDs_Go_to_Learn_Functional_Medicine.mp3
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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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Success Leaves Clues

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Dr. Mary Caire who has transformed her former practice into a successful Functional Medicine practice.  Dr. Caire was the inspiration for our new series of podcasts called "Success Leaves Clues".

The IFM survey data showed that very few practitioners were successful when attempting to make this transition and felt there were too many barriers to entry when transitioning from traditional western medicine to a Functional Medicine practice.  We're so grateful to Dr. Caire for sharing her journey, tips, and successes to help shorten the learning curve for the rest of us.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Dr. Caire's journey from physiatrist to a Functional Medicine practitioner
  • what percentage of income comes from which sources in Dr. Caire's practice
  • how to use genetic testing to motivate patients

What we really want to do is hear from doctors who have made the transition, successfully. If you are one of those practitioners or know someone, please share your story. Write to us at support@goevomed.com

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20with20Mary20Caire.mp3
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Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #19

This week on the news we come back to our monthly segment with John Weeks called "Charting the Convergence" where we look at news stories relevant to our community, looking at the convergence of integrative medicine with medicine itself. 

This week you will learn about:

  • The Bravewell Collaborative's Philanthropic Impact of Evolution of Medicine
  • Emerging research on the importance of diet for chronic pain
  • Oregon leading the way in returning to the therapeutic order for chronic pain

    Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Make sure to check out goevomed.com/MBODY360
Direct download: June_4_News.mp3
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