Functional Medicine Physician

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7090189 (Ref:2592226592)

Posted: December 6, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine requires a physician who is experienced in Functional Medicine and able to integrate this patient care approach with the reputation and integrity of the Cleveland Clinic. This physician will focus on the Functional Medicine team approach to provide excellent patient experiences and deliver innovative, value-based care at the Cleveland Clinic. Key functions will include:

  • Building a patient-focused functional medicine practice
  • Building an internal and external referral network that results in chronically ill patients coming to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine 
  • Working closely with the Medical Director in clinical program development and implementation
  • Working closely with team members to optimize the patient care experience
  • Providing feedback to Medical Director and Practice Administrator on effective mechanisms to improve patient flow, patient care, EMR documentation, diagnostic testing options, and nutraceutical therapeutics.
  • Providing clinical support for shared medical visits
  • Providing education to support patient groups aimed at supporting health behaviors and lifestyle changes
  • Providing education to medical staff, residents, and students on functional medicine

Job Activities

  • Provide chronic disease care from a Functional Medicine perspective by interviewing, assessing, and treating clinical patients, meeting their medical needs, and improving their quality of life
  • Consult with Medical Director and other professionals on staff as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
  • Educate patients on wellness, prevention, and early detection by providing materials and resources to patients and families
  • Participate in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the hospital or clinic requirements
  • Oversee mid-level medical staff as assigned, as well as nursing clinical staff; assign appropriate aspects of care to non-physician staff
  • Assist in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
  • Present case studies on a monthly basis to promote clinical staff education/ training
  • Complete all charts and dictation (if applicable) on the day of visit assuring completeness and accuracy
  • Take responsibility for comprehensive and accurate coding of each patient encounter submitted the day of encounter
  • Participate in utilization, research, and quality activities within practice setting as well as in activities affecting the ambulatory care network as a whole
  • Represent the Cleveland Clinic  and the Center for Functional Medicine  in the local and broader community, participating in educational and other medically oriented programs for the public, physicians, and patients
  • Demonstrate the philosophy, mission and core values associated with Patient First in performance of job responsibilities, including courteous and cooperative behavior toward patients, visitors, volunteers, and peers
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity, decision-making abilities, and work flexibility
  • Follow organizational policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Provide mentoring and/or coaching to nutritionist, health coach, and other clinicians
  • Fulfill all requirements as detailed in the Employment Contract and meet all regular responsibilities of a CC physician, including:
    • Providing medical services in the general care and treatment of patients in both practice and hospital settings
    • Providing comprehensive medical services for patients on a continuing basis
    • Analyzing reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnosing condition of patient 
    • Administering or prescribing treatments and medications
    • Promoting health by advising patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods of prevention of disease
    • Referring patients to specialists when necessary for the patient's well-being
    • Working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues

Specific Characteristics and Skills Required

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently  with diverse team members, caregivers, students, and patients
  • Superior communication skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to function in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge of EPIC medical records a plus


  • Integrated Medicine or Functional Medicine experience required
  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (will consider practitioners with 75% program completion and clinical experience)
  • Medical degree from an accredited school
  • License to practice in state of Ohio
  • Current DEA and NPI Certificate of Registration
  • Active ABMS (or ABPS) Board Certification  

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2021-2022 has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including 11 in the Top 10 and eight in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2020. Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Cleveland is part of Northeast Ohio which is composed of six metropolitan areas. Each of them provides affordable real estate, excellent schools, safe communities as well as an abundance of outdoor activities. Find out here how great it is to live in Cleveland!

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The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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