Functioning for Life® Appointments

Functioning for Life® Appointments

Functioning for Life® Appointments

To learn more about Functioning for Life® Appointments please call 216.445.6900 option 4.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Functional Medicine programs are being modified for the safety of our patients and caregivers. Programs may be hosted virtually or postponed. Click the Register button below to find the latest scheduling information.

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Participants: New and Established patients
Number of Sessions: 10
Frequency: Weekly

An offering from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Functioning for Life® is a robust 10-week program of shared medical appointments designed for new patients to the Center for Functional Medicine. Disease-specific programs have been developed and patients can select the series that is right for them. 

Each week, patients will interact with a multidisciplinary team of functional medicine providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, health coaches and behavioral health therapists. Patients will also have access to individualized support and on-going communication with members of their care team throughout the 10-week program.

Disease-Specific Programs

  • Immune/Autoimmune Disorder Track – Conditions such as lupus and psoriasis.
  • Diabetes Track – Conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes. Diabetic patients who are currently on insulin are ineligible for the program.
  • Women's Health Disorder Track – Conditions such as menopause, PCOS and PMS.
  • Digestive Disorders Track – Conditions such as IBD, IBS, GERD/Reflux and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Weight Management Track.
  • Pain Management track – Conditions such as chronic migraine, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and minor back pain.

Each weekly program is one hour long, with the exception of sessions 1, 3, 5 and 9, which may last up to two hours. Discounted parking is available from the parking desk.

Functioning for Life® Mindfulness

Functioning for Life® Mindfulness

Functioning for Life® Mindfulness

To learn more about Functioning for Life® Appointments please call 216.445.6900 option 4.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Functional Medicine programs are being modified for the safety of our patients and caregivers. Programs may be hosted virtually or postponed. Click the Register button below to find the latest scheduling information.

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Participants: Functioning for Life® Graduates and Established Patients
Number of Sessions: 4
Frequency: Weekly rotating topics

How Will Mindfulness Help Me on My Journey?

Your Functional Medicine Health Coaching team will help you take a deeper dive into the components of mindful living that are crucial for lasting lifestyle and behavior changes.

During these sessions, you will learn to leverage your strengths and have the opportunity to develop self-awareness and strategies for success.

During these sessions, our Functional Medicine Health Coaches will lead collaborative group discussions about components of wellness that are central to lasting lifestyle and behavior changes.

Topics will focus specifically on:

  • Mindset
  • Sleep
  • Movement
  • Stress Resilience

Functioning for Life Mindfulness sessions are offered on a weekly basis. Sessions may be repeated multiple times, as content and group discussion will vary. This program is offered at no cost to those who have completed one of the Functioning for Life® programs, as well as existing patients of the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Functioning for Life® Nourish

Functioning for Life® Nourish

Functioning for Life® Nourish

To learn more about Functioning for Life® Appointments please call 216.445.6900 option 4.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Functional Medicine programs are being modified for the safety of our patients and caregivers. Programs may be hosted virtually or postponed. Click the Register button below to find the latest scheduling information.

Register Today

Participants: Functioning for Life® Graduates and Established Patients
Number of Sessions: 4
Frequency: Weekly

What happens now? You have made it to the next phase of your plan. You have rid your body of the toxic, health-robbing, waistline-sabotaging foods and substances. You have replaced them with whole, real, fresh foods. You are empowered with knowledge and tools to achieve your healthiest, happiest, and slimmest self. Now it is time to maintain.

This program is a continuation of the Functioning for Life® journey that provides tools and tips to accelerate your nutrition plan. Our Functioning for Life® Nourish program uses the power of ongoing support and guidance to help you maintain and sustain. Continue receiving support from our Registered Dietitians. This program meets every week over the course of 4 weeks.