Process of adding therapies to our functional medicine practice

Since we’ve added a lot of new therapies this year, we wanted to share with you our process.

We’re determined to make a meaningful impact on as many lives as possible. To achieve that, it requires us to be committed to constantly learning, forever asking ‘why’, and continually evolving what we do. One area of our practice this is maybe most evident in, is our available therapies.

Therapies can increase the likelihood of reversing a condition and restoring one’s health. And we have an ever growing list of therapies we integrate into our patient’s personalized care plans – from Ketamine to Flowpresso, Red Light to Cold Laser, and many more.

We are very proud of the superior quality of the therapies we offer, and that many of them are not commonly found in the Kansas City area. One of our therapies not found at many practices in KC, is SOT therapy. Which stands for supportive oligonucleotide therapy. This therapy has proven to be extremely effective against cancer, viruses, bacteria, and pathogens – like HPV, Shingles, Epstein Barr, HPV, and Lyme. All of which we see often with our patients.

With our IV therapies, we mix our own fluids based on our patient’s needs, and we avoid using preservatives, which makes the quality of our ingredients and the therapy’s effectiveness much greater than at many other places around KC.

Our Process

Phase 1: Consideration

1) We ask – what’s the benefit to our patients?

Working so intimately with our patients, we are already extremely familiar with the conditions we are most often working with and what their health needs are. So our eyes and ears are already wide open for new considerations, studies, and solutions to help our patients more. So once we learn about a new therapy, first and foremost, we ask ourselves:

  • what problem is the therapy solving for our patients, and
  • what percentage of our patients will benefit from this therapy.

2) We review the reports, science, and research.

Once we’ve identified a significant percentage of our patients would benefit from this therapy, then we dive deeper into the therapy, to learn about the:

  • efficacy,
  • benefits vs risks of the therapy treatment, and
  • validity of the therapy, reviewing the science and research behind it.

3) We ask – is it the right fit for our practice?

Once we get to this question, we’ve identified our patients would benefit from this, we’ve assessed the benefits and risks, plus verified its efficacy and the science and research, we now consider the cost for our practice and the cost for our patients, and what we need to do to implement it at our practice.

Phase 2: Education, training, and testing

If everything lines up, we research more, we go through training/certification, and we try it out on ourselves, before we begin providing the therapy to our patients. This process involves us:

  • researching the different vendor companies we would work with to get the needed tools to deliver the therapy and determine who has the best all around product(s) needed,
  • taking the necessary steps to get properly trained and certified,
  • experiencing the therapy ourselves, first (at least) on Dr. Priest if not the entire staff, and then discussing feedback, criticism (if any), and delivery of the therapy, and
  • developing education material.
Phase 3: Implementing

Once a new therapy is implemented, we continually analyze its effect on our patients, get feedback from them, make adjustments if necessary or enhancements if possible, and stay educated on anything new regarding information, research, and results outside of our practice for the therapy.


Want to learn more about a specific therapy?

If you’re interested in learning more about any of our therapies, you can visit our therapies page, or ask your provider or another member of our care team.

As of 10/27/22, our current available therapies are:

78
%

Improvement of the clinical condition was observed in all patients who used SOT

* From the National Institute of Health

Dr Corey Priest, DC - Functional medicine practitioner

About the author

Dr. Corey Priest has been practicing functional medicine since 2001. in2GREAT was founded in 2014 by Dr Priest after 13 years of experience with his other practices. Over his career, Dr. Priest has worked with and helped well over 10,000 patients under a functional medicine model.

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