The I&FM Patient

I&FM patients typically meet the following criteria:

  1. The patient understands how the approach of I&FM, the scope of services offered by their I&FM provider and the potential benefits to the patient.
  2. The patient understands both the short-term and long-term costs of I&FM services.
  3. The patient is willing to make diet and lifestyle changes and is interested in embracing issues related to mindfulness, including their mental and spiritual well being.
  4. The patient is willing to pay for I&FM services recommended by their provider, which are often in addition to traditional medicine costs including health insurance premiums.
  5. The patient is able to consistently implement the changes sought by their I&FM provider.
  6. The patient is able to afford the the costs associated with I&FM services, including supporting changes to diet and lifestyle.

It is important to remember that I&FM takes a holistic approach to the body’s organs and systems, which means that all of the patient’s actions impact their health. Varying from an I&FM treatment plan in seemingly insignificant ways can jeopardize any benefits of the plan, so it is important that patients are compliant, (which is also true of traditional medicine treatment plans).

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