Our Mission

Better Healthcare

At IFMA we believe that patients deserve better than the current state of the American healthcare system. More people should have access to medical care that is focused on the needs of patients, not on the requirements of insurance companies. We all deserve healthcare that is empowering, comprehensive, and sustainable.

Our mission is to provide a better alternative to the status quo in our community and to help our patients achieve their full potential for health and wellness. This is why we established the first Direct Primary Care practice in Western North Carolina. Our caring staff including our doctors, physician assistants, health coach, and nutritionist offers our community an accessible, collaborative, evidence based approach to healthcare.

Better for Our Patients

We believe that health problems exist on many levels, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. As integrative physicians, we partner with patients to understand and address the personal, underlying causes of illness. We view nutrition, fitness, stress management, and healthy relationships as the foundation of an optimal lifestyle. Our team of providers work together to develop individualized approaches that address the whole person. We work across disciplines to determine the optimal treatment plan. Our job is to effectively treat our patients in the manner that will have the least possible side effects and the greatest opportunity for healing.

Better for Our Community

Understanding the interdependence of community and environmental health with human wellbeing, we prioritize sustainable business practices. We go to great lengths to ensure that our practice operates in a sustainable manner.  We strive to reduce our burden on the planet by using only what resources are necessary, recycling at every opportunity, and conserving energy whenever possible.

Contact us if you have any questions about our mission or how we incorporate our core values into our everyday practices.