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Case management for Functional Medicine Clinicians

Doctors will learn through apprenticeship, example and case histories. These functional medicine case studies are the next best thing to be a master’s apprentice, a window in the thinking behind the practical application of functional medicine. Essential reading for any serious student of functional medicine.

- Mark Hyman, MD Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine


Dr. Kara Fitzgerald


Dr. Kara Fitzgerald is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She is lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine's updated Textbook for Functional Medicine. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix (now Genova) Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D. She is on faculty at The Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She is a clinician researcher for The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery and regularly lectures internationally for several organizations. She runs a successful private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.


The program includes:

Case Studies in integrative and functional Medicine illustrating integrative and functional medicine applied in clinical practice to help patients achieve satisfying outcomes through robust, integrated, functional clinical assessment and treatment programs. This book contains case studies in a range of complexities reflective of real life day-to-day clinical practice.


Book features:

  • A 21st-century functional medicine approach to treating patient disease

  • Categorized by eleven common disease categories including genetics. Autoimmune Gastrointestinal and more.

  • Highly referenced case to back science-based medicine

  • Difficult clinical cases from highly skilled functional medicine clinicians

  • Determine how to achieve a functional medicine matrix model for evaluation and Treatment


Twelve case-based webinars on commonly conditions:

  • Allergic disease: Chronic sinusitis & allergy migraine, atopic dermatitis

  • Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis, celiac, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Gastrointestinal disorders: SIBO/dysbiosis, Ulcerative colitis, GI candidiasis

  • Cardiovascular metabolic disease: Type ii diabetes, hypertension

  • Endocrine: Adrenal fatigue

  • Neurological: Migraine & depression

Cases include history and physical exam findings, pre and post laboratory testing, detailed treatment plans and follow-up reports. Discussions relating to epidemiology and pathophysiology, laboratory testing, detailed treatment plans and follow-up reports. Discussions relating to epidemiology and pathophysiology, laboratory interpretation and treatment rationale will be included. Systems concepts, including epigenetics and genetic contributors will be covered. Learn how to “lean on the Matrix” to support you in designing effective, systems-based plans with high leverage.


Who can apply?

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, nursing, naturopathic, homeopathic, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nutritional therapy or other program in South Africa, United Kingdom, USA or any other country.


How much will the whole program cost?

You receive access to all the online webinars and a hard copy of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, for only R5500 (excl. V.A.T.) for full a year of 12 webinar sessions in our study group series.


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