Functioning for Life®

Functioning for Life®

Functioning for Life Appointments

To learn more about Functioning for Life Appointments please call 216.444.8716.

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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.
  • Gastrointestinal Disease Track – Conditions such as IBD, IBS, GERD/Reflux and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Weight Management Track.

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 216.444.8716.

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Participants: Functioning for Life Graduates and Established Patients
Number of Sessions: 6
Frequency: Every other week

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 mindfulness that are crucial for lasting lifestyle and behavior changes.

You will learn to leverage your strengths and will leave with a new understanding and practical use of mindfulness, self-awareness, positivity, hope for the future, success and resilience.

This 6 week series is offered bi-weekly at no cost to those who have completed one of the Functioning for Life programs. This is a shared medical appointment where you will continue your journey with other patients who have also completed an FFL program.

Functioning for Life® Nourish

Functioning for Life® Nourish

Functioning for Life Nourish

To learn more about Functioning for Life Appointments please call 216.444.8716.

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Participants: Functioning for Life Graduates and Established Patients
Number of Sessions: 6
Frequency: Every other week

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. Functioning for Life™ Nourish Functioning for Life™ Nourish 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 other week and includes 6 total group visits spread out over 12 weeks.