For out-of-network patients, we offer a 15% cash discount for appointments. Additionally, we can provide you with a detailed bill for most services that contain ICD-10 diagnostic codes and CPT codes for reimbursement. We accept all HSA and FSA cards as a form of payment.
How do I become a new patient?
To become a new patient with Functional Medicine of Idaho, follow this link.
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is the future of medicine, where providers treat the “whole” person and get to the root cause of disease. By establishing a patient and provider partnership, Functional Medicine of Idaho is transforming healthcare by giving the patient the ultimate power to heal. Functional Medicine efforts focus on the root causes of an individual’s condition and treats those causes. Our philosophy for optimum health is based on our belief that everyone has the potential to achieve wellness. We believe that by studying the individual and his or her interactions with their environment (exercise, toxic exposures, sleep patterns, diet, stressors, mental health, and history of disease or dysfunctions), we are better equipped to help our patients achieve improved health and wellness.
How should I prepare for my first visit?
Before your appointment, please fill out all of the intake forms and questionnaires listed on your patient portal profile, login here. Also, we ask that you please bring your insurance card and driver’s license (or some other form of identification) to your initial appointment.
Do I have to be in-person for my first visit?
We are proud to offer telemedicine option for all appointment types. Inquire with our patient care team about these offerings when scheduling your initial appointment.
Does FMI take insurance?
Our team of providers is in network with most Blue Cross, Regence, Aetna, Select Health, Pacific Source, Cigna, and Mountain Health Co-op plans. Additionally, our OB/GYN Dr. Hudson is also in network with most United and Tricare plans, and our Pediatrician Dr. Brus is also in network with Tricare.
Please call your insurance provider to guarantee coverage. Most insurances not listed above are considered out-of-network, including: Medicare, Medicaid, etc. For out-of-network patients, we offer a 15% cash discount for appointments. Additionally, we can provide you with a detailed bill for most services that contain ICD-10 diagnostic codes and CPT codes for reimbursement. We accept all HSA and FSA cards as a form of payment.
What are my options if FMI is out of network or if I don't have insurance?
Can FMI be my primary care provider?
Adult patients who are in-network are able to select Functional Medicine of Idaho as their primary care provider after they establish themselves as a patient at our clinic. After their initial functional consult, they can then be seen for annual wellness exams and acute visits.
What is your cancellation policy?
To avoid our no-show fees, please cancel an appointment at least 48 business hours (ex. prior to 10am on Thursday to cancel an appointment scheduled for 10am on Monday). The no-show fees for cancelling less than 48 business hours before or not showing up for an appointment are: $100 for physicals and new patient appointments and $50 for follow ups and nutrition appointments.
What is FMI’s policy if a patient shows up late for an appointment?
For Adult/Primary Care, Men’s/Women’s Health, Nutrition/Health Coaching appointments (45 to 60 minutes) — Our office policy is to reschedule patients who are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment. Although we understand that situations can arise last minute that can cause our patients to be late, we also want to provide the best appointment possible with the appropriate amount of time to cover everything. We’ve found that starting appointments more than 15 minutes late makes our providers late for their following appointments. In these cases, we’re more than happy to reschedule.
For Pediatric appointments (WCC and Acute – 15 to 30 minutes) — Our office policy is to reschedule patients who are more than 7 minutes late to an appointment.
Can I see FMI just for Nutrition?
Yes, you can see an FMI nutritionist without first being seen by a provider, but you will be considered cash pay for the visit.
Is FMI accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new adult and pediatric patients. To become a new patient with Functional Medicine of Idaho, follow this link.
What is involved in the FMI intake process?
Visit our New Patient Experience page for an overview of the process.
What to expect at the first visit?
During your initial appointment, your provider will hear your story and review your health profile with you to gather information. Your provider will spend time listening to dive deep into your health history, past health issues, and ongoing health concerns. This visit will set the foundation for your journey to optimal health! *If you choose Functional Medicine of Idaho for primary care, one of the next steps will be to schedule your wellness (yearly physical) visit.
What is a group visit?
Group visits are an informational visit for a community of people. In a relaxed environment, we cover a vast array of topics, including: anti-inflammatory diet, avoiding toxins in our environment, adrenal fatigue, neuroinflammation and cognitive decline, special and specific diets (keto, whole 30, candida cleanse, etc), etc.
What is a shared visit?
Shared medical visits focus on educating a small group of patients on a particular health topic. These appointments allow for a community with similar health concerns to engage for an extended time with medical providers and nutritionists. The first nutrition visit is typically a shared medical visit in a small setting of 3-5 people and one of our nutritionists.
How do I set up the patient portal for my entire family?
A separate registration form must be completed for each family member because it directly populates a patient chart unique to that individual.