Evolution of Medicine Podcast
New Models in Functional Medicine

Episode #23

New Model Week: Functional Medicine

Back in September, Dr. Robin Berzin was a keynote speaker at our EvoMed Summit kickoff event at ABC Home. In that event she dared to mention the elephant in the room for Functional Medicine. As a new doctor with student loans, she can't afford to see herself.

In that talk, that you can see here, she shared the solution to this problem was to "harness the digital technologies that are in our pockets that expand our reach and offer functional medicine services to the public at affordable prices".

Fast tracks a few months later, Dr. Berzin has her own new practice, Parsley Health, where she will be putting this into practice and setting a new model for functional medicine to be delivered at scale.

In this podcast you will learn

  • How digital technology can help make Functional Medicine affordable
  • The tools Dr. Berzin will be using in her new practice
  • How different providers can create a remarkable patient experience
Direct download: New_Models_in_Functional_Medicine_with_Robin_Berzin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

New Models of Naturopathic Medicine

Episode #24

New Model Week: Naturopathic Medicine

Whilst at Naturopathic Medical School, Dr. Sara DeFrancesco realized there weren't many options for NDs emerging from school. Either become an employee on salary (making little impact on her student loan debt) or take a position working for another doctor and lose a large percentage of her earnings disappear. Was there another way?

Sara DeFrancesco

So, Dr. DeFrancesco created a new path and a new practice, called Thriving Force Natural Medicine. She has learned from a diverse groups of organizations, not only other providers with more business savvy, but also some of our work at the Evolution of Medicine. We are excited to feature young doctors looking to break the mold and attract the top graduates into integrative medicine.

On this podcast you will learn

  • The systemic problems of business training for doctors
  • The top things that Dr. DeFrancesco has learned along the way
  • Empowering news for those looking to follow in her footsteps

Direct download: EoM_Podcast_with_Fiona_and_Sarah.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:47pm CDT

Creating a Thinking Environment

Dr. Donna Embree has been practicing a Naturopathic Doctor since the mid 1990s, before that she was a childhood educator. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Embree has taught doctors and other practitioners in holistic, bioenergetic and integrative medicine. One area of her teaching that is unique surround best practices in the patient / practitioner relationship.

As our medical model evolves to treat chronic and autoimmune diseases, getting patient 'compliance' and engagement is key. There are many strategies that are being used, but none are as effective as creating a "Thinking Environment", which comes from Nancy Kline's book "Time to Think". These strategies can also be used very effectively for creating great communication in your staff team.


What you will learn from this podcast:

  • Why a "Thinking Environment" is crucial for optimal communication
  • Why a thinking patient is a 'compliant' patient
  • Ways to use this for better team communication
Direct download: Creating_a_Thinking_Environment_with_Donna_Embree.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT