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The FDN Medical Director Program

Access 60+ Functional Lab Tests as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner

FDN Medical Director Program

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What is the Medical Director Program?

The Medical Director Program (MDP) is a full-service lab testing and clinical support program created exclusively for FDN graduates to successfully carry out effective protocols, even if you’re unlicensed.
This valuable resource provides the medical oversight necessary to order labs without having to partner with external medical doctors.
As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDNP), you do NOT use lab testing to diagnose or treat disease. Instead, you give clients the ability to “self-test” and use the results to educate and provide guidance.

How MDP Works

Once you graduate from the FDN Program, you immediately gain access to MDP! From there, you’ll walk through a simple process with each client to leverage the program appropriately.

Step 1

Get Client Agreement

First, set clear expectations with your client by communicating your fees and practice scope.
As an FDN grad, you’ll have access to a sample “Terms of Service Agreement” that you can customize for your practice.
Step 2

Order the Test Kit

Once the agreement is signed, you’ll log into your FDN portal and complete an order form.
Once processed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with any relevant instructions. Test kits are shipped to your client within 1-2 business days.
Step 3

Receive Results

When the results arrive, you’ll receive an email from the MDP administration team.
You’ll then be prompted to book a 30-minute consultation call with an FDN Clinical Advisor, so you can review the results with an expert.
Step 4

Craft Effective Protocols

Take the data and insights you’ve gathered and use them to create an effective, personalized FDN protocol.
As you monitor your client, you’ll determine if re-testing is necessary, and start the process again!

What MDP is…

Does NOT allow you to:
Allows you to:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! MDP allows you to access functional lab testing for your clients. But at the end of the day, you are giving clients the ability to self-test, which is legal.

The client. We call this a “private-pay” business model, where the client directly covers the cost.

It depends. Some lab tests must be ordered directly through a lab company and require no fee. Thanks to FDN Founder Reed Davis’ strong, long-standing relationship with these lab companies, you have access to these “Direct Order” tests through MDP.

On the other hand, some tests must be ordered through our program and require a $75 fee. These tests include a 30-minute case review session with an FDN Clinical Advisor who will help you interpret the results based on our unique FDN methodology.

Everything that happens on the back-end to keep this program up and running–processing orders, shipping tests, research on new tests for the program, the FDN Clinical Advisor consult, and general administration.

You, the FDNP, are responsible for paying the fees. We recommend including this in the cost of your health coaching program and charging the client for any re-testing, if it’s necessary.

FDN trainees (active students) can run the basic labs on themselves that are taught inside the certification program. All FDN graduates get access to the full test list – so long as you are in good standing, which means you:

Practice the FDN philosophy as you were taught and do not step outside your scope
Get recertified every 2 years

There are 60+ lab tests available under MDP, all of which fit into the FDN methodology and provide clients with maximum value. We partner with leading labs, including:
  • Fluids iQ
  • Diagnostic Solutions
  • Vibrant Wellness
  • Mosaic Diagnostics
  • Precision Analytical

Through an order form inside FDN Connect (your membership portal). You’ll be asked basic information about your client, which should take about 2-5 minutes to complete.

“The clinical advisors are INCREDIBLE!!”

I love working with the FDN Medical Director Program! They make it so easy to get labs facilitated for our clients, and also when we have questions or special needs – they’re always responding within 24 hours which makes our job a lot easier! And the clinical advisors are INCREDIBLE!! They have become such mentors to me, and they’re awesome people that I truly rely on their advice. And the more I work with them, I feel like my education continues and I become more confident – a HUGE piece of being part of the MDP.
– Michele Zipper, FDNP

Always faster than expected”

As a new FDNP, the MDP department has been incredibly patient and informative. Response time to fulfill orders and answer questions has always been faster than expected. Even when a client had issues with a lab and shipping, the MDP department helped sort out the issue quickly and efficiently.
– Lisa Bender, D.O.M.P, RMT, FDNP

Access the MDP Information Session Where We Answer All Your Questions

Learn how FDN Practitioners can use the Medical Director Program to get Access to functional lab testing.