FAQ

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE OF IDAHO

Functional • Integrative • Family Medicine

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are accepting new adult and pediatric patients.

 

How do I become a new patient?

You can find the New Adult or Pediatric Patient form under the PATIENT FORMS menu on our website.

You can fill this form out online. Your initial appointment is really two appointments; one for reviewing the new patient information form and determining next steps; and the second appointment will include a physical exam and follow-up or treatment recommendations.

How is Functional Medicine different from other types of medicine?

A visit to your provider in traditional medicine typically involves focusing on your primary complaint or symptoms. The provider will treat that specific complaint or symptom with medications or other options that might include surgery or other specialty services. Providers at Functional Medicine of Idaho will analyze your symptoms as well as your diet, stressors, exercise, environment, family history, and risk factors, and determine the best treatment for patients based on all of these contributing factors. While we may prescribe medications if necessary, our goal is to help patients achieve wellness through healthy diets and lifestyle, rather than medications. If patients aren’t able to receive needed nutrients through diet, we will prescribe natural supplements. In summary, Functional Medicine is the future of medicine, where providers treat the “whole” person, and the interrelated physical and nonphysical factors that affect health and wellness.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We contract with Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Regence, Mountain Health Coop, Ameriben, Idaho Independent Physicians Network, and select Aetna policies. Please contact your insurance company to determine if your plan is in network with our providers. We are out of network with United Healthcare and Select Health. We don’t accept Medicare, Tricare or Medicaid. We also offer a 10% discount for cash payments from patients who don’t qualify for accepted insurance coverage.