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About Bingham Memorial Autoimmune Care

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.

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

Meet Our Autoimmune Care Providers
Articles
  • How do People Develop Autoimmune Diseases?
    April 12, 2017

    Our Autoimmune Disease Specialist explores the mystery behind how people develop autoimmune diseases and how the effects can be reversed. Article and video.

  • Attack from Within: Autoimmune Diseases
    August 24, 2015

    Autoimmune disease is 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 conditi...

  • Bingham Memorial Hospital announced the establishment of the Bingha...
    August 31, 2015

    Bingham Memorial Hospital announced the establishment of the Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine & International Autoimmune Institute. This new center brings the ...

  • Keeping Your Gut in Check Part III
    April 04, 2016

    We have a lot of good, healthy bacteria that live in our intestines. And really, this good bacteria does so much for us that we take it for granted—until something goes wrong...

  • Keeping Your Gut in Check Part II
    March 01, 2016

    Part II: Gas & Bloating--Stomach problems could be a red flag that something more serious is wrong. Read on to find out how to decipher the messages your body is sending you ...

  • Keeping Your Gut in Check Part I
    February 24, 2016

    Stomach problems could be a red flag that something more serious is wrong. Read on to find out how to decipher the messages your body is sending you related to constipation.

  • Keeping Your Gut in Check Part IV
    May 11, 2016

    Stomach problems could be a red flag that something more serious is wrong. In our final gut series, learn how to decipher the messages your body is sending you related to dia...

  • Headed for a Migraine?
    January 12, 2016

    Do you often find yourself missing work, school, or family functions due to migraines? You’re not alone. Over 100 million people in the U.S. suffer from headaches, and about ...

  • Welcome Dr. David J. Bilstrom, MD
    August 26, 2015

    We are pleased to welcome David J. Bilstrom, MD, to our medical team. Dr. Bilstrom has been named Director of the recently established Bingham Memorial Center for Functional ...


  • Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine & International Autoimmune Institute

    326 Poplar Street
    Bingham Specialty Plaza
    Blackfoot, ID 83221
    (208) 782-2444

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