Before you become a patient with us, we will have you fill out an extensive health profile to find out about your medical, personal, and family history. Having you fill out this information helps us better serve you on your journey to optimal health. (include link to new patient forms or new patient portal)
Your First Appointment
During your intake appointment, your provider will hear your story and review your health profile with you to gather the appropriate facts. The two of you will create a lifestyle plan based on your medical history, prior lab testing, current illnesses, ailments, nutrition needs and your goals.
Gathering More Information
Between your first and second appointment, your provider will typically have you complete lab work or specialty testing to help diagnose the root cause of your underlying health concerns. We offer advanced diagnostic testing to assess the microbiome, adrenal function, hormonal health, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metals, food sensitivities, amino acids, and more. These tests help us identify patterns and guide us in choosing the best therapies to help our patients achieve optimal health. We are also continually researching new and advancing testing options to add to our toolbox.
During your second appointment, your provider will review the initial results of any lab or specialized testing you have had done. Since we are also a primary care doctor’s office, we can also perform a wellness exam (also referred to as a yearly physical) at this appointment.
After your second appointment with your provider, we will have you see one of our nutritionists. Together, you and your nutritionist will create an individualized nutrition plan that focuses on nutrient-dense, unprocessed, whole foods. This 45 minute appointment is a source of great support and accountability during your journey to optimal health.
Following the introduction of the nutritionist’s diet recommendations, you will have a 45 minute follow up appointment with the provider to finalize your full lifestyle plan. We want to set you up on the path for continued success, so we will create a personalized plan that you can integrate into your life to help optimize your health.
From this point, we allow you to set the pace for the amount of check ins and follow ups you think will best serve your journey back to health. At Functional Medicine of Idaho, we love being a part of your health journey and are available for accountability, further education, and ongoing support as you continue to optimize your health.