Low treatment adherence negatively impacts patient outcomes and limits the effective treatment of chronic conditions in clinical practice. In this interview, Alex Keller, ND, describes the key findings of a recent paper he coauthored with his colleagues. He also describes key strategies that integrative practitioners can use to help improve treatment adherence. Keller is the medical director at Fullscript, an industry-leading health technology platform that facilitates virtual dispensing of practitioner-grade dietary supplements.
Approximate listening time: 30 minutes
Continuing Education Credits Available
This podcast interview qualifies for 0.5 general continuing education (CE) units. The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine has approved this educational content for 0.5 “general” CE units for naturopathic physicians. Naturopathic physicians licensed in any U.S. state except California may obtain general CE by listening to this podcast and completing a 10-question test on the material contained within the clinical topic. Click the button below to take the test for FREE, thanks to an educational grant from Fullscript. Upon successful completion, you will receive an email confirming you passed. This CE approval may also qualify for the CE requirements of other practitioner types.
About the Expert
Alex Keller, ND, CISSN, is a practicing naturopathic doctor in Ottawa, Canada. Keller is the cofounder of an integrative physical therapy clinic and maintains a practice focus in pain management, performance, and stress resilience for athletes. He serves as the medical director at Fullscript, where he oversees the 15-member Integrative Medical Advisory Team (IMAT), which develops dietary supplement-related educational content for the Fullscript ecosystem.
Prior to medicine, Alex worked in the renewable energy sector, where he developed a deep passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. Today, he splits his professional time practicing as a clinician, working for Fullscript, and developing a permaculture operation. He and his wife, Jenn Keller, ND, raise their family and approximately 20 farm animals on a farm that they’re in the process of converting into an integrative health retreat and botanical medicine learning center.
About the Sponsor
Fullscript is the ultimate platform for those who want to do wellness the right way — the personal way. It has the industry’s most comprehensive catalog of 300+ professional-quality products, making safe supplements more accessible and affordable, and making personalized treatment plans possible.
But it’s also much more than a virtual dispensary. With features like EHR integrations, patient refill reminders, customizable dosage instructions, an evidence-based protocol library, and educational content for patients, it makes integrative medicine feel…well, integrated. With your way of working. With your evolving approach to wellness. And with your patients’ day-to-day lives.
Treatment adherence in integrative medicine guide
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