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Ravenna – “For typical doctors, functional medicine just isn’t on their radar,” Dr. Bill Blueter, a certified functional medicine practitioner, explained. “Patients are in the habit of going to the doctor every few months, where they hear their labs look great, but they return home and still feel unwell.” Once people understand that through functional medicine, our approach is more of a partnership and less authoritarian, they’re willing to work with us to improve their health,” he explained.
Blueter, a chiropractor who is also certified in medical acupuncture, heads the team of professionals at the Revive Functional Medicine practice in Ravenna. He noted that patients generally find the practice through other Revive patients, through Google, and by referral through the Institute For Functional Medicine website (IFM.org). Blueter notes that there is no ‘typical patient’ since he’s seen patients from age two into the nineties. Almost half of his patients are Medicare-aged, and although Revive doesn’t accept health insurance plans, Blueter noted that the negotiated rates Revive receives mean that often, lab and test fees are often lower than patients typically pay through insurance companies. Dr. Blueter has practiced in Ravenna since 2004.
Blueter noted that many patients …
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