Programs in Integrative Medicine

MMI offers a variety of courses that it believes will contribute to reach its goal of advancing the field of Integrative Medicine. The course titles are listed below.

  • In order to ensure that MMI’s clinical and research efforts flourish into a new standard of care, we are educating practitioners to become leaders in this field. It is imperative that a physician gains the proper knowledge in this area of medical specialty as it is one of the fastest growing medical specialties in the world to date.
  • MMI offers live clinical educational courses to all medical professionals where they gain access to established integrative/preventative medicine expertise and are given the ability to network and interact personally with other physicians in the field.  It is MMI’s goal to have these live conferences help a physician incorporate their own integrative practice into their very own clinic.
  • If a physician enrolls in either our Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine or in our Master of Science in Integrative Medicine, these credentials will clearly set a practitioner apart from all other physicians who are practicing in this specialty without proper credentials.
  • MMI aims to give a physician the knowledge that will provide them the competence to practice in this area of medical specialty and the training that will allow them a chance for additional income in their existing practice.
  • Please contact us and ask how you can enroll in our programs, earn your Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine or your Master of Science Degree in Integrative Medicine through the George Washington University. Our educational advisors can be reached at 561-997-0112.

COURSE TITLES

  • Course I:  Keys to Lifestyle Medicine: Therapeutic Relationships, Nutrition, and Exercise Prescription

    Course I - Keys to Lifestyle Medicine

    $2,750
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    Keys to Lifestyle Medicine provides a framework for developing a patient centric approach to care.  The course will focus on three clinical domains in detail:  Therapeutic Relationships; Nutrition and Dietary Strategies; and Exercise Prescription.   This course delivers fundamental material upon which all successful Integrative and Metabolic Practitioners must build.  What patients eat, how they move, and the trust that exists between practitioner and patient are central to the development of actionable wellness plans.  Each lecture will cover the latest scientific evidence by internationally recognized experts, with an emphasis on practical application, case studies and clinical tools.
     
    We will focus on reviewing various dietary approaches with an emphasis on real world recommendations; how to prescribe exercise programs to patients that are effective and appropriate for their starting fitness level; and strategies to enhance the therapeutic encounter that ensure sustained behavior change over time.

  • Course II:  Stress and Pain Management:  Regenerative Medicine for Body and Mind

    Course II - Stress and Pain Management

    $2,750
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    This course will review personalized and regenerative medicine strategies for stress and somatic pain syndromes.  Various topics include the psychophysiologic stress response; biological and injectable treatments for stress and pain; protecting and repairing neuroimmune damage due to stress; psychological and physical measurements of stress and developing patient coping strategies; heart rate variability testing and contemplative practices; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for somatic diseases and regenerating tissue; and the Group Visit model for building social connection. 

  • Course III:  Foundations in Advanced Integrative Medicine:  Nutritional Metabolism, Environmental Exposures, Cardiometabolic Diseases and Hormone management

    Course III - Metabolism, Environmental Exposures, Cardiometabolic Diseases

    $2,750
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    This course will review three interrelated domains of health:  Nutrients, Environmental Exposures and their impact on Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Diseases.  Common ‘exogenous inputs’ - food, supplements, drugs, and pollutants - induce both positive and negative biochemical and physiologic changes with intended, and sometimes unintended, cardiometabolic consequences.  The learner will become familiar with a variety of key topics including assessment and management of Cardiometabolic risk, hormonal imbalances including andropause, menopause and bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy, and medical toxicology and detoxification strategies.  The goal of this course is to ensure a thorough understanding of how hormones, nutrients and toxins play a central role in common cardiac and endocrine disease states.  Practitioners will learn practical approaches and protocols through case based learning, group discussion and patient examples to solidify knowledge and ensure clinical success in any medical practice.

  • Course IV:  Foundations in Advanced Integrative Medicine:  Gastroenterology, Immunology, and Neurology

    Course IV - Gastroenterology, Immunology, and Neurology

    $2,750
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    This course will explore diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, immune and nervous systems.  Additionally, the student will review the interconnectedness of these bodily systems in the context of chronic disease states.  Emphasis will be placed on learning to assess symptomatic, functional and disease markers and to develop integrative treatment plans that take into account the complexity of imbalances often found in illnesses associated with these physiologic domains.  Key topics include assessment and management of gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, ulcers, gut permeability states, and irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease.  A wide variety of immune related illnesses will also be covered including strategies to manage the cancer patient, chronic infections, auto immune diseases and allergies.  And finally, common neurologic and psychiatric conditions will be addressed such as neurodegenerative diseases, headaches, neuropathy, and mood disorders.  This course will focus on practical application through case analysis, group discussion and patient examples. 

  • Course V:  Clinical Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

    Course V - Clinical Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

    $2,750
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    Course Description: The ability to develop true personalized care methodologies will be highly dependent upon identifying the molecular and phenotypic uniqueness of the individual patient or health care consumer. Omics disciplines provide tools of high precision that can form the underlying architecture of such tailored approaches. Clinical Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics will emphasize the application of these systems biology disciplines, with specific attention to:

    1. Isolating patterns of meaning within complex signals
    2. Clinical solutions
    3. Ability to interpret the omics literature and
    4. Ability to engage in omics-based clinical research.

    Various topics include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics, bioinformatics, pattern recognition, metabolic network assessment, targeted vs. non-targeted analysis, laboratory methods, specimen selection and specimen preparation. This section will also examine micronutrients as essential inputs, describing their effects on the genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome. A further goal will be to enable the clinician to apply molecular network assessment and pattern recognition to patient care, irrespective of the primary clinical diagnosis. Using omics for therapeutic selection and prediction will also be explored. An additional goal will be to identify biomarkers with functional vs. pathological implications. The role of diet in shaping the genome, transcriptome, and metabolome will also be explored. Methods of profiling the microbiome, along with therapeutic decision making will be included. Use of information technologies, mobile self-care tools, and mobile patient management tools will also be discussed. This module will also support the development of the physician researcher, by presenting a basic framework of clinical research skills.

  • Course VI:  Health Care Enterprise, Legal and Medical Ethics in Integrative Medicine

    Course VI - Health Care Enterprise, Medical Ethics

    $2,750
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    Course Description: The business of Integrative Medicine is complex. Some physicians choose to opt out of the insurance pool, while others choose to accept insurance. Both strategies have strengths and weaknesses that will be explored in this course. IM practitioners who conduct a cash based practice compete on price and reputation and are subject to the same operational and fiscal demands of any small business. Traditional business building strategies become even more important to execute, such as marketing, PR and social media, operations and inventory management, and excellence in customer service.

    Additionally, the IM practitioner is subject to a unique set of legal regulations and requirements when operating outside the insurance pool. IM practices may also incur higher risk and scrutiny from local practitioners and state medical boards unfamiliar with or suspicious of non-standard therapies. This course will review health services topics relevant to building business acumen and successfully operate an IM practice in today's competitive marketplace.

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