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The International Autoimmune Institute at Bingham Memorial

Bingham Memorial’s International Autoimmune Institute has developed a unique practice designed with one goal in mind—the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic and autoimmune diseases. By using an unprecedented blend of traditional and functional medical practices, we give people from around the world hope and seek to improve the health and well-being of our patients.

Autoimmune diseases, a sub-category of chronic diseases, are recognized as a major health crisis in the United States. Today, 50 million Americans—75 percent of whom are women—suffer one or more autoimmune conditions. This translates into approximately 20 percent of all Americans.

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissue. Some of the more common conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes, but the National Institutes of Health estimates there are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases.

What We Treat

Our board-certified physicians and trained specialists work closely with primary care and other referring physicians to best meet the health needs of our patients. Our medical team is skilled at evaluating, diagnosing and treating chronic and autoimmune diseases and problems.

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What Does a Functional Medicine Appointment Look Like?

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Advanced Testing

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Alternative Treatments

Medical Acupuncture

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Massage Therapy

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Questions about Autoimmune Disease?

David Bilstrom, MD, is the Director of the Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine and International Autoimmune Institute, which is the first medical center in the country to treat all types of autoimmune diseases. It is also the first to use nature, and its ability to improve human health and well-being, as an integral part of a wellness program. Dr. Bilstrom works closely with experts in a number of medical specialties to evaluate, diagnose and treat chronic and autoimmune diseases. He is always welcoming new patients at his office within the Bingham Specialty Plaza in Blackfoot. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (208) 782-2444.

Taking the mind, body, and spirit into consideration, Dr. Bilstrom understands firsthand the benefits integrated medicine can provide to patients. Dr. Bilstrom is triple board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Functional and Regenerative Medicine, and Medical Acupuncture. He has extensive experience in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, and Complementary and Alternative Medicines.

Office Location

Bingham Specialty Plaza

326 Poplar St.

Blackfoot, ID

Telephone: (208) 782-2444