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– Dawn Aiken, NP
Functional Medicine focuses on an individual’s unique environmental, emotional, genetic, and lifestyle factors that contribute to the “root cause” of disease and dysfunction. It also utilizes conventional medicine when appropriate, as well as holistic, natural, and state-of-the-art individualized treatment plans designed to address a client’s unique biochemistry and health goals.
Additionally, Functional Medicine providers strive to empower their clients to take personal control of their health and teach them the tools and practices required to maintain wellness on a long-term basis.
Conventional Medicine practitioners are trained to treat disease exclusively with invasive interventions and pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, this type of medicine is heavily regulated by insurance companies and governmental agencies, which significantly limits the type of testing and services provided to an individual.
Functional Medicine practitioners also have extensive training in Conventional Medicine, but in addition have received rigorous education and certifications that place their provider abilities well above the usual standard of care. This additional education allows the Functional Medicine Practitioner to clearly identify the root cause of disease and subsequently create individualized treatment plans designed to reverse disease and maximize long-term wellness.
Functional Medicine is right for anyone who has the desire and commitment to optimize their health by partnering with a Functional Medicine practitioner to create a path to wellness. Functional Medicine treatment plans are rooted in specific lifestyle modifications that include dietary changes, exercise, targeted or systemic detox, therapies to resolve unhealed trauma or stress, and individualized botanicals and/or nutraceuticals.
Before deciding to become a Functional Medicine client, you must understand that the path to optimal wellness can take time and is dependent upon your action and commitment. If you feel overwhelmed by this, please trust that FIFM is your guide to wellness and is willing to help you determine where to start and how to successfully progress in your journey.
FIFM specializes in cardiac disease prevention and reversal. This means that in addition to helping clients with a current diagnosis of heart disease, we also accept clients who do not have a current diagnosis of heart disease but want to maximize their health and proactively avoid a cardiac diagnosis in the future.
Dawn Aiken, N.P. practices in Idaho’s largest acute care cardiology hospital and as such, must adhere to contractual obligations with governmental insurance plans to maintain her hospital privileges. Due to this, FIFM is not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid patients as medical clients, irrespective of these patient’s desire or ability to independently pay out of pocket for their services. If you have Medicaid or Medicare and are in need of Functional Medicine services, please e-mail us at info@FlourishIdahoFM.com for a list of local Functional Medicine providers who accept Medicare/Medicaid clients.
The goal at FIFM is to use food sources to primarily satisfy a client’s nutritional needs. However, in the beginning stages of healing, supplements are often recommended to increase the consumption and absorption of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals within the body.
Most recommended supplements can be purchased via FIFM’s online dispensary, Fullscript. Please create an account at https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/fifm. When ordering through FIFM’s dispensary, FIFM ensures clients receive exclusive discounts!
In addition, FIFM often recommends various Cellcore products. To order Cellcore products please register for a Cellcore account with FIFM’s Practice Code: O5FazG7j
It is preferred to send a chat message via your individualized client portal in the “Practice Better” application. If you are unable to use the chat feature in Practice Better, you may alternately e-mail Dawn@FlourishIdahoFM.com.
Routine and brief communications will be answered within 24-48 business hours and are complimentary. Depending on the complexity and time commitment needed to address your concern, a time appropriate care coordination charge may be assessed to your account.
FIFM is committed to providing holistic family care and offers family plan pricing for our services. The fees associated with our family plans differ depending on the family’s overall illness burden and current state of health.