Evolution of Medicine Podcast

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Cheng Ruan, MD, a practicing physician in Houston, TX and founder of the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine. His passion for functional medicine stems from his childhood; he comes from a family of Chinese medical doctors. His background and education allow him to combine beneficial aspects of both Eastern and Western medicine approaches to achieve health and wellness for his patients. Dr. Ruan is also on the cutting edge of building communities with group visits and using data to track patient outcomes.

In this insightful 45-minute episode, Dr. Ruan discusses his journey to practicing functional medicine, his work with group visits and billing insurance, how he educates and connects with patients on social media, and how he uses outcomes data to further his practice and the practice of functional medicine on a global scale. Listening to this episode and the insight Dr. Ruan shares, you will feel a new level of confidence in the knowledge that functional medicine is the future. Highlights include:

  • How he learned the business behind healthcare and insurance, and used that knowledge to successfully navigate billing in his practice
  • How to build preeminence, in addition to sharing clinical knowledge, with your patients
  • How to start sharing and educating on social media, and Dr. Ruan’s “golden rules” for marketing on these platforms
  • What social media algorithms mean for functional medicine education, and how to continue sharing valuable, evidence-based information with your patients via these platforms
  • The biggest mistake he sees with practitioners just starting out with group visits, and how to avoid it
  • How he builds thriving communities with the Group Visit Toolkit
  • Why outcomes data is vitally important to practitioners in the functional medicine space
  • And so much more!

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