For our May show, the Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to be heading to Minnesota, MN for the first time, the site of the largest Functional Forum Meetup to date. So far in 2017, we have focused each episode on medical specialties, where the functional medicine operating system could be beneficial in going upstream and solving the root causes of those disease categories.
Primary Care, however, is where we believe is the rightful place for functional medicine not only for the best clinical outcomes, but also for the positive economic impact for payers and patients alike. During the episode we will not only be looking at the clinical models, but also evolved delivery models including micropractices, membership models and episodes of care.
Furthermore, the Evolution of Primary Care is about all different professions coming together to serve patients on the front lines, helping people create and maintain health. To this end, we'll be featuring a variety of guests from across the professions set to this evolution.
Featured in this episode are leaders in the space who are already bringing functional medicine to the masses. First we welcome, Dr. Thomas Sult who brings decades of experience treating tough cases. He's on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and will be sharing insight from his clinic "Third Opinion".
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kristi Hughes for her Functional Forum debut. Dr. Hughes is one of the most popular educators with the Institute for Functional Medicine and has a successful functional medicine practice. She be sharing a mix of clinical and practical pearls about operating a functional medicine practice on the front lines.
We're also very excited to welcome Dr. Sachin Patel of the Living Proof Institute as our other keynote speaker. Dr. Patel is running of one of the most innovative functional medicine practices in North America. His Living Proof Institute is expanding rapidly. Dr. Patel has been innovating the group structure, marketing, and patient acquisition. We're very excited to share his vision of the future of primary care.
Also, joining this group of practitioners is journalist, Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor of Experience Life magazine who has been covering the emergence of functional medicine for more than a decade.