At Functional Medicine of Idaho, we practice medicine that focuses on finding and treating the root cause of illness in order to optimize our patients’ health and radically transform their lives.

Our patients receive evidence-based, functional healthcare that is rooted in the latest research in modern medicine. We believe every person has the potential to achieve wellness, and we are here to partner with you to improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Functional Medicine Addresses the Root Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to medicine that looks beyond medical specialities to treat the whole person. Functional medicine aims to understand the root cause of disease. By taking an investigative approach and looking at the patterns that connect the body systems together, functional medicine becomes “medicine by cause,” not “medicine by symptoms.” Our practitioners are not focused on just medicating symptoms, but instead strive to identify the underlying causes of disease and help their patients treat or prevent chronic illness and promote wellness.

Functional Medicine Takes a Team Approach

Functional medicine empowers patients to work collaboratively with their healthcare team to develop an individualized, value-based care plan. Our patients are asked to work with healthcare providers, nutritionists, and health coaches and to become a proactive participant in their own health journey. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to healthcare. This is why our team of healthcare providers work collaboratively with you to develop a care plan that meets your health goals and fits with your lifestyle.

Functional Medicine Utilizes Detailed Information Gathering and Advanced Diagnostic Testing

Functional medicine providers gather information from genetics, labs, and lifestyle practices to gain a full understanding of your health. All new patients are required to complete in-depth medical and family history questionnaires, and our providers depend on advanced testing to assess the status of many functions within your body (microbiome, adrenal function, hormonal health, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicities, food sensitivities, amino acids, or more). This combination of information helps guide the selection of the best therapies to help you achieve optimal health.  

Functional Medicine Emphasizes Lifestyle Treatments

Functional medicine emphasizes lifestyle modifications in the treatment of chronic illness. Factors like nutrition, sleep, connection, physical activity, and stress management are intricately connected and examining them in-depth helps providers gain comprehensive understanding of a person’s health and begin to establish a plan of care that positively impacts all 5 areas. 

Functional Medicine Provides In-Depth Patient Education

Functional medicine provides extensive patient education on a wide variety of medical, nutritional, and lifestyle topics. 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. Shared medical visits can vary in size, but no more than 10 patients will be in a visit. 

Becoming a Patient at FMI

Step #1: New Patient Inquiry

To start the process of becoming a patient with Functional Medicine of Idaho, please complete the New Patient Inquiry Form below. After submitting the form, you will receive a New Patient Inquiry Call from an FMI Patient Experience Navigator.

During the New Patient Inquiry Call, a Patient Experience Navigator will discuss our patient process, insurance coverage, billing questions, and answer any questions you may have.

Waitlist Information

Meridian and Boise Locations

Due to remarkably high new patient demand, our functional providers are scheduled past March 2022. We are simultaneously experiencing a staffing shortage. As of October 15, adults who are interested in becoming a new patient at the Functional Medicine of Idaho Meridian or Boise locations are being added to our waitlist. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the form below. We will contact you when we hire and provide adequate training for clinical and admin team members to support the growing demand for functional medicine.

New pediatric and OB/GYN patients are still being accepted at the Meridian Wellness Center.

We are still accepting new adult patients at our Sandpoint location.

If you are looking for a primary care provider, we suggest searching through your insurance carrier for a provider within your network.

If you filled out an inquiry form prior to October 15th, we are working to contact you to continue the process.

Step #2: Patient Account Registration

Functional Medicine of Idaho uses an online portal to track all patient records, appointments, and communications. Immediately after your New Patient Inquiry Call, you will receive an email containing the link to finish setting up your account in the Patient Portal. 

Once you’ve logged in to your patient portal, please complete all intake questionnaires located on the right hand side of the screen.

For Adults:

  • Notice of Privacy Practices
  • HIPAA Policy
  • Consent for Telehealth Services
  • Medical Symptom Questionnaire
  • Medical History Questionnaire 
  • Social History Questionnaire
  • Family History IFM

For Pediatrics:

  • Notice of Privacy Practices
  • HIPAA Policy
  • Consent for Telehealth Services
  • Pediatric Symptom Questionnaire
  • Functional Medicine History

Step #3: Scheduling Call

Once you’ve submitted all 7 intake forms in the patient portal, you will receive a Scheduling Call from an FMI Patient Experience Navigator within 3 business days. 

During this Scheduling Call, a Patient Experience Navigator will help you register for the first Foundational Lifestyle Shared Medical Visit, schedule your Provider Intake Visit, address any missing information in your patient portal, and answer any questions you have.

Foundational Lifestyle Program

Meridian and Boise Locations

Every new patient at Functional Medicine of Idaho is encouraged to complete the Foundational Lifestyle Program. Functional medicine emphasizes nutrition and lifestyle treatments to address the underlying issues that lead to chronic illness. By participating in this program, you can jump start your functional health journey by working with nutritionists and health coaches to address relevant modifiable lifestyle factors before meeting with your provider. This allows your Provider Intake Visit to be a more efficient and effective deep dive into your health concerns. 

To learn more about the Foundational Lifestyle Program, click the button below.

Accepted Insurances

Our team of providers is in network with most Blue Cross, Regence, Aetna, Select Health, Pacific Source, Cigna, and Mountain Health Co-op plans.

Out of Network Information:
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.

New Patient Inquiry Form

To start the process of becoming a new patient, please complete the form below. EACH FAMILY MEMBER will need their own form completed. Please do not include any personal medical information. Once you submit the form, our Patient Experience Navigators will contact you by phone or email. Be sure to check your SPAM folder for emails.