As a public service, IFM provides a list of practitioners who have trained with IFM. We are interested in helping patients find healthcare professionals who are familiar with the concepts and approaches of functional medicine. Disclaimer
The most experienced practitioners are IFM Certified Practitioners. IFM Certified Practitioners have passed IFM’s rigorous Certification Program – completing the foundational training program (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) along with 6 Advanced Practice Modules. Following this training process, IFM Certified Practitioners have also passed the IFM Certification Program Case Study and Written Test requirements.
The second category of practitioners listed has completed our five-day foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).
: Because functional medicine is an approach to health care – and not a separate profession – practitioners from many different disciplines take IFM courses, purchase books and tapes and are members of IFM with access to many Functional Medicine resources. It is, therefore, very important for patients to realize that selecting a practitioner from this database does not substitute for a thorough investigation of your chosen clinician’s professional degree and training, clinical experience, scope of practice, participation (or not) in the reimbursement system, malpractice coverage, and other similar criteria. IFM does not investigate the education or credentials of the people who attend our courses or purchase our educational materials; we do not rate or rank practitioners; and we are not able to advise you about any particular clinician’s expertise or scope of practice.
IFM Certified Practitioners have completed AFMCP as well as all 6 of our Advanced Practice modules. AFMCP is our premier course – and we know that graduates of that course have been exposed to a common knowledge base and understanding of functional medicine. Completing the course, however, is only one of many, many activities a clinician will undertake before deciding how to practice and how to handle your care. It is your responsibility to ask how IFM programs – or other experiences – have affected the practitioner’s approach to patient care.
I have read and understood this disclaimer, and I accept its stipulations. I do not and will not hold IFM responsible in any way for the background, education, licensure, scope of practice, or clinical expertise of any practitioner I may contact as a result of using this database. Should I experience an unsatisfactory outcome of care with anyone named in this database, I will not hold IFM responsible for that outcome.