Sleep is an essential part of your daily routine. It directly influences your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It is vital for brain functions, cardiovascular health, detoxification, immunity, digestion, and more. Research has shown that chronic lack of sleep can increase the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, memory loss, depression, imbalanced hormone production, weight gain, and diabetes. 

A third of American adults do not get do not regularly get enough sleep. For many, the idea of getting a restful night of sleep seems unachievable. Our sleep quality is actually determined largely by lifestyle choices we make throughout the day. By optimizing our daily habits for a healthy sleep cycle, we can teach our bodies how to get deep and rejuvenating sleep.

Sleep Shared Medical Visit

For patients who are interested in learning how to improve their sleep, we offer a Sleep Shared Medical Visit. During this foundational class, you will learn practical steps to optimize your daily routine and achieve quality sleep. 

This class is a great option for patients who have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested after getting an adequate amount of sleep. 

What to Expect During This Shared Medical Visit

This hour-long shared medical visit with a functional health coach and other FMI patients will cover:

  • How sleep impacts every area of your health
  • Circadian rhythms 
  • Hormones that affect sleep
  • How environmental factors such as light, temperature, nutrition, exercise, stress, and technology influence sleep

Scheduling

The Sleep Shared Medical Visit is offered virtually every month:

  • The second Monday at 4:00 pm
  • The second-to-last Thursday at 9:00 am

Call our office at (208) 385-7711 to join an upcoming shared medical visit.

Billing Information

Because many health insurance companies do not offer coverage for health coaching appointments, this service is also considered “cash pay” at Functional Medicine of Idaho, regardless of insurance coverage. Payment is due at the time of service. 

The cost for the Sleep Shared Medical Visit is $30. We can provide you with a detailed receipt to submit directly to your insurance for reimbursement.

Shared Medical Visit FAQs

What is a shared medical visit?

Shared medical visits (SMVs) are hour-long sessions where patients are seen by a provider, nutritionist, or health coach in an educational, interactive, group setting. This improves patient access to care and educational resources, and has been linked to better patient outcomes.

How many people will be in my shared medical visit?

Shared medical visits can vary in size, but no more than 10 new patients will be in a session.

May I bring my spouse, kids, or friends to a shared medical visit?

Shared medical visits are group medical experiences designed specifically for functional medicine patients. All FMI patients are welcome to register for shared medical visits, but only patients who have registered will be admitted into the visit. Non-patients or patients who have not registered for this visit will not be allowed to attend.

Please do not share the Zoom link for any virtual shared medical visits. Every registered patient will receive an email directly with the Zoom link for the visit.

When does my insurance get billed?

Because many health insurance companies do not offer coverage for health coaching appointments, this service is also considered “cash pay” at Functional Medicine of Idaho, regardless of insurance coverage. Payment is due at the time of service. 

If you are a current patient and would like to sign-up for this Shared Medical Visit, please call our office at (208) 385-7711 or email us at patientcare@funmedidaho.com.