Dr. Musnick is available to see patients in Washington & Idaho!
David Musnick MD is a master clinician and diagnostician in both Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Functional Medicine. He is board Certified in Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Musnick has 33 years in Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine and 26 years in Functional Medicine. He has developed his own unique approach to assessment and treatment and has seen countless cases over the years. Dr. Musnick's work is published in numerous books and has spoken locally and nationally on numerous conditions especially Osteoarthritis and Concussion. He is Certified in Functional Medicine and was one of the original teachers of Functional Medicine. Originally from the Boston area, David Musnick spent 33 years of his career in the Seattle area before moving to Idaho in January 2022. He is very athletic and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking and pickleball. He has expertise treating a vast array of conditions and he has many specialized treatments that he has trained in and developed a very high level of skill in.
Dr. Musnick administers the following treatments:
• Bone Marrow Aspirate injections of joints for Osteoarthritis
• EFT Tapping training for stress, anxiety, etc
• Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
• Genetic Assessment and Interpretation
• Homeopathy (from the French School of Homeopathy)
• Low Level Laser treatment LLLT
• Neural Therapy
• Peri Neural Injections for pain
• Prolotherapy Regenerative injections of the Spine and Extremities - Learn more
• PRP Platelet Rich Plasma injections of ligaments, tendons and joints
• Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF)
• Scar assessment and treatment
• Ultrasound guided injections
Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Medicine
All conditions begin with a very comprehensive history and physical examination
Note: Dr. Musnick has 33 years of experience in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine. He does not simply come up with a diagnosis label and one treatment for it. He considers every factor that may be involved and determines every involved tissue, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, nerve and all other structures. He determines the status of the pain processing system and determines the state of the tissue and comes up with a very comprehensive treatment plan for any Orthopedic, Sports Medicine condition. His treatment plan may include: supplements, Homeopathy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, PT, manipulative treatments, and injection therapies (scars, Prolotherapy, PRP, Bone Marrow Aspirate). Dr Musnick can help you to decide all of your options including if you need surgery or if there are non-surgical options.
Osteoarthritis (OA) - Learn more
Knees, Hips, Neck, Thumbs, Low Back, Ankles
Dr. Musnick has a unique and integrative approach to OA to support the joint area, decrease pain, prolong the life of the joint and improve function. He has a book chapter in Metabolic Orthopedics and offers a very comprehensive evaluation and treatments of exercise modification, posture changes, shoe wear changes, supplements, homeopathy, Microcurrent, Prolotherapy PRP and Bone Marrow Aspirate.
Sprains/Injury of Knees, Thumb, Shoulders, Hips, Ankles and Feet
Ligament sprains may not fully heal and may need assistance to build more collagen and fibroblasts and joint stability. This may initially be done with PT but may need Prolotherapy or PRP.
Dr. Musnick offers assessment with Ultrasound and a thorough examination of surrounding joints and muscles. Treatment options address regeneration and range from exercise modification to microcurrent, laser and PRP injections.
Evaluation of neck pain with emphasis on looking for joint hypermobility. Numerous treatment options offered including Prolotherapy if joint stability is needed. Dr Musnick has 26 years of experience with Prolotherapy of the neck.
Muscle Pain, Spasm and Trigger Points
Comprehensive assessment of cause and treatment options with microcurrent, Stain Counter Strain and trigger point injections.
Ehlers Danlos and Hypermobility Syndromes
Comprehensive diagnosis and integrative treatment including ergonomics, shoe wear, microcurrent, homeopathy and regenerative injections (Prolotherapy, PRP, etc)
Disc and Nerve root injury and Pain
To address if surgery is needed or if there are excellent non-surgical options like Microcurrent, PT etc.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Brain based conditions and symptoms:
Concussion - Learn more
Dr. Musnick developed the world’s first integrative treatment approach to healing Concussion based on the pathophysiology of what goes on in the brain. He does a complete assessment, uses researched food and diet, supplements, exercise, EMF reduction, brain training and Microcurrent to heal the brain. He has a book Chapter in the Book Integrative Neurology.
Memory Disorders - Learn more
Cognitive Impairment (Dr Musnick has a comprehensive assessment and treatment program to treat memory and other brain based symptoms as well as early Dementia) He has helped many individuals improve their memory, stop brain fog and improve the sharpness of their brain link
Other Brain and Nervous System Based Conditions and Symptoms
Parkinson’s Disease, MS
Neuropathy (peripheral and cranial)
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia) - Learn more
Adrenal, Thyroid and Testosterone imbalance including Hashimotos
Dr. Musnick has been teaching about non medication and medication approaches to insomnia. Dr. Musnick uses homeopathy, supplements, Tapping, stress management, sleep Hygiene measures to improve sleep as well as medications when needed.
Medications may not work or may have side effects so Dr. Musnick uses supplements, homeopathy, exercise, Tapping etc. to improve these conditions.
Fatty Liver: alcohol and non alcoholic
There is an epidemic of this condition and it can progress to Cirrhosis and severe liver damage. Dr. Musnick has a unique liver healing program that involves precise diagnosis and an integrative approach to treatment with dietary changes, supplements including Phosphatidyl Choline, assessment and treatment of leaky gut, FSM microcurrent treatment of the liver to reduce inflammation and fibrosis scarring of the liver.
There may be a reduction of swelling, inflammation and size of an enlarged liver.
SIBO and IBS
Especially tough or recurring cases and those with poor motility
Post COVID, Long COVID including loss of taste and smell
Dr. Musnick has a comprehensive approach to the many manifestations of this condition including loss of taste and smell, problems in the brain, lung, sinus and other organs. He may use supplements, Homeopathy and microcurrent.
Cardiovascular Disorders including Lipid Cholesterol issues
Complete assessment and integrative treatment options. Supplement options for those that wish to avoid statins.
Energy and Fatigue
A very comprehensive approach evaluating Hormones, mitochondrial ATP and energy production.
Dr. Musnick is very familiar with oxalates and a lot oxalate diet.
MCAS Mast Cell Activation
Dr. Musnick has years of experience evaluating and treating MCAS.
Experience master care with Dr. David Musnick, MD.
Call to learn more: (208) 609-9130
Insurance Policies & FAQs for Dr. Musnick clients
• The providers at FMI Center for Optimal Health are out-of-network with insurance companies, so charges for their professional time are due at the time of service. Your visits with Dr. Musnick could be 20-30 minutes for follow-up visits or longer for procedures or new consultations. You can get a good faith estimate (GFE) of cost for any visit.
• You can pay with a check, Debit, CC or HSA card
• You can use your insurance card if Dr. Musnick refers you for labs, imaging, or referrals to specialists. Labs and imaging centers will bill your insurance.
• We can provide you a coding sheet that you can send to your insurance company to request a check for out-of-network reimbursement.
Why is Dr Musnick out-of-network in regard to private insurance?
Typically, insurance providers do not adequately compensate Dr. Musnick for both his time and expertise. Rather than reducing the time he dedicates to his patients, Dr. Musnick diligently employs standard procedure and diagnostic codes for all his consultations, enabling patients to submit these codes to obtain reimbursement for out-of-network services.
Why see Dr. Musnick if you will have to pay at the time of the visit?
With 33 years of expertise in Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Medicine and an additional 27 years in the realm of Functional Medicine, Dr. Musnick stands as a consummate clinician, demonstrating mastery in both fields. His pioneering contributions have given rise to novel diagnostic and treatment methods within Sports/Orthopedic Medicine, and his ingenuity extends to revolutionary approaches for brain healing post-concussion and in various brain-related disorders. Dr. Musnick meticulously evaluates every tissue, nerve, and anatomical component involved in your condition, while also assessing the intricate interplay between your nervous system and any pain-related issues. Having encountered numerous cases, he transcends the conventional physician, adept at synthesizing the myriad factors contributing to your symptoms.
Distinguishing himself from the average practitioner, Dr. Musnick offers a plethora of treatment options, encompassing diet, supplements, homeopathy, microcurrent therapy, Functional Immunology, Functional Neurology, brain-based interventions, regenerative medicine (including Prolotherapy and PRP), and exercise, among other modalities. Complementing his expertise is a network of exceptional physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialists in the Treasure Valley region.
A single initial or follow-up visit to Dr. Musnick yields substantial value, providing comprehensive insights into your condition and potential remedies. Such a visit can illuminate the specifics of your diagnosis and shed light on the tissues contributing to your discomfort. Dr. Musnick's distinctive offering lies in presenting treatment possibilities that often elude conventional medical practitioners. His influence extends nationwide, evident through his lectures across the country. Former roles as a professor at Bastyr University and the University of Washington, along with his faculty membership at the Institute for Functional Medicine, underscore his substantial experience. He approaches a diverse array of conditions with a unique and comprehensive methodology, seeking to unearth the underlying causes of your health issues.
The investment of time and resources in a visit to Dr. Musnick is unequivocally worthwhile, with the potential to effect transformative change in your pain management and overall health outcome.
You will be given a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) for any upcoming visit or procedure.
Private Insurance & Out of Network Reimbursement
If you have private insurance you will be responsible for payment at the time of your visit with a check, credit card, HAS card or cash. If you have private health insurance you may be able to get a percent of the cost of the office visit reimbursed by your insurance company. We will provide you with the necessary forms for you to submit to your insurance to receive a reimbursement according to your out-of-network benefits. All insurance companies have policies regarding seeing doctors that are not participating in their network. They may reimburse a percentage of the cost of that visit, but the percentage of reimbursement varies between insurance companies. Reimbursement is related to how much they think a visit should cost as well as how much of a deductible you have. We advise you to talk to your insurance company to find out more information on how much or what percentage they are likely to reimburse based on the expected procedure codes.
Features & Podcasts
Ep. 5: Healing the Brain After Concussion
with Dr. David Musnick
Ep. 8: Scars and Prolotherapy
with Dr. David Musnick