John Weeks

June 29, 2018

Harvard’s Beth Frates, MD: Applying Prochaska’s Change Model to Advance Lifestyle Medicine in Institutions

Beth Frates, MD recalls her first effort, ten years ago, to give students at Harvard Medical School more grounding in lifestyle medicine: “I met with my Dean and explained how I would bring [the material] to them. He was all enthusiastic. He told me he loved what I was doing. Then he said: ‘We can’t possibly do this right now.’” Frates’ excitement cycled high then hit the cellar.
June 15, 2018

The Horns Have Retracted: The Value of a Mandate and the Remarkable Ascent of Chiropractic in the VA

In 2000, under a Congressional mandate requiring the  Veteran’s Administration to open its doors to chiropractors, a committee of principally VA medical staff and chiropractors was convened to guide the introduction. “What happened,” recalled Reed Phillips, DC, MSCM, PhD, “was that over time when we all saw that we each had the patients’ interests in mind, horns retracted on all sides.”
June 11, 2018

Honoring the Macy Foundation’s George Thibault: The Integrative Health Asterisk in His Muscling of Medicine Toward Team Care

In May of 2011, leaders of six healthcare professions and the US Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) convened an event at the National Press Club.
May 31, 2018

James Maskell and the Intriguing Incenticare Insurance Model for Access and Payment for Functional and Integrative Care

The co-founder of the Evolution of Medicine/Functional Forum, James Maskell, is a non-stop communicator and marketeer. He operates at the visionary edges of the integrative and functional medicine worlds. Business success. Health coaching. Blue Zones and zip-codes. Root-causes. The employer stakeholder. The “micropractice.”