International Journal of  Human Nutrition and  Functional Medicine

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About the author of this clinical monograph: The founding Program Director of the world's first fully-accredited university-based graduate program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Dr Alex Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez is the author of more than fourteen textbooks-Integrative Orthopedics (2004, 2007, 2012) Integrative Rheumatology (2006, 2007), Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (published by the Institute for Functional Medicine, 2008), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012)-and approximately 100 letters and articles in professional magazines and medical journals such as The Lancet (online), BMJ-British Medical Journal, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Nutritional Perspectives, JMPT-Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, Original Internist, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Primary Care, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, JAOA-Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Dynamic Chiropractic, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Arthritis & Rheumatism-Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez lectures internationally to healthcare professionals and practices in Oregon.

International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Authored by Alex Vasquez
Edition: Number 1

Published by the International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (, International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine is a peer-reviewed evidence-based publication produced in print and/or digital formats, available as pay-per-issue, open access (free), or as a membership benefit (included or discounted), in English and/or other languages. As the title of the journal indicates, the focus of the journal is human nutrition (i.e., we publish only human-referent information, not animal studies), and functional medicine, a broad clinical and conceptual discipline that seeks to protect, restore, and optimize human health by appreciating human physiology's systems biology construct and thus the necessity of addressing the totality of factors that influence health and disease outcomes in the psyche and soma of individual patients as well as the social corpus of local and international groups of persons. The journal is dynamic and adaptive; new information about the journal-its editorial staff and current topics-and access to free and pay-per-view articles and videos are available at the website:

In this issue Dr Vasquez reviews "Initial Considerations in Patient Assessment and Management: An Overview of Key Concepts and Facts in History, Examination, Laboratory Interpretation, and Risk Management." Abstract: Reviewed herein are the three essential components of patient assessment: history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment. Additional concepts and perspectives are provided that will help facilitate risk management and optimal patient care.

Publication Date:
1492135321 / 9781492135326
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Medical / General

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