For Alternative Health Practitioners, Laying the Groundwork for Referrals Requires a Slow, Steady Process
Greer, SC, July 9th – Can acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, and other alternative health practitioners receive a steady stream of referrals from traditional medical doctors? The answer is yes, says Dr. Ron Grisanti, founding director of Functional Medicine University (www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com), but it takes patience and a systematic approach.
“We teach our Functional Medicine practitioners to introduce themselves to as many local family practice doctors and specialists as they can, but they need to introduce themselves in a certain way,” explains Dr. Grisanti. “Step by step they build familiarity, credibility and trust with the other doctors, and only after a very long process of properly laying the groundwork can they expect referrals to flow. However, once those medical referrals start coming, the benefit of that period of preparation lasts a very long time.”
Health care professionals who enroll in Functional Medicine University’s postgraduate educational program receive realistic marketing guidance and tools along with clinical instruction in the Functional Medicine approach to diagnosing and treating bodily dysfunctions ranging from asthma and arthritis to ulcers and yeast infections. Continuing education credits are available for chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, osteopaths, nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists and dentists, as well as M.D. physicians.
The next training session at Functional Medicine University gets underway in July, 2019. For complete information, alternative health professionals who already hold professional licenses should visit www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com.
About Functional Medicine University
Founded in 2006 by Dr. Ron Grisanti, D.C., Functional Medicine University is the oldest online Functional Medicine certification training school, serving healthcare professionals from 81 countries and all 50 US states. Functional Medicine emphasizes scientific diagnosis of an individual’s unique biochemical relationships, then encouraging the body to rebalance itself naturally instead of through surgery or drugs. Founder/director Dr. Grisanti is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist with a master's degree in nutritional science from the University of Bridgeport. He also holds a diplomate degree with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.