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A Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Disease

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1.0 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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MOMS - Minnesota
Kathleen Hopkins, DO
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Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the key concept of using a Functional Medicine approach to chronic disease.
  • Give an example of research conducted at  the Institute for Functional Medicine at Cleveland Clinic showing that FM improves outcomes and costs decrease in Fatigue Autoimmunity & Mood.
  • Recognize the significance of the microbiome and how it impacts patient outcomes. 

Disclosure: Dr. Hopkins has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program or presentation.



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Kathleen G Hopkins DO, IFMCP, AIHM Fellow, is a board certified family physician whose passion for Integrative Medicine began over 20 years ago while doing fieldwork in Ayurvedic Medicine. It was through combining the philosophies of Ayurveda with the practice of family medicine that she had watched growing up as the daughter of a small town Iowa doctor, that she was able to resolve her own chronic GI, pain and skin issues that she had experienced since childhood. She has found that Functional Medicine training has allowed her to combine her love of the patient’s narrative as well as the evaluation of the microbiome, genetic makeup, metabolics, movement, sleep, nutrition, relationships and sense of purpose. She believes that health is a dynamic balance and that medicine should be patient centered versus disease centered

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