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Scope covered

  • Primary Care

    physicals, well exams, routine checkups, physical panels, mammograms, chronic disease, infection, dermatology, digestive issues, basic thyroid, depression, anxiety, minor injuries, wound care, paperwork

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    Clinician consultation, etc.

  • Main difference

    text


Clinical Evaluation

  • Primary Care

    primary care focus.  conducted by a licensed MD/DO, FNP, or PA.  vitals.  review of body systems.  clinicians use diagnostic tests to inform their clinical judgment, confirm their treatment plan.

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    integrative, holistic framework.  

  • Main Difference

    conventional


Diagnostic Tests

  • Primary Care

    lab tests using Quest and LabCorp.  radiology and other imaging tools.  

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    various integrative tests, vitamin labs, stool tests, saliva tests, microbiome analysis, hormone panels, nutrient profile.

  • Main Difference

    werere


Assessment

  • Primary Care

    x

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    Vivamus ex


Treatment

  • Primary Care

    prescription & OTC.  referral to specialists

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    prescription, OTC, nutraceuticals, supplements, medical foods, homeopathy, and other holistic treatment methods.


Care Coordination,
resource consumption

  • Primary Care

    primary care focus.  light staff support.  

  • Integrative & Functional Medicine

    significantly more clinician and staff support needed, for every step of the care process, both during and outside the medical visits.

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