About David Bilstrom, MD

David Bilstrom, MD, is the Director of the International Autoimmune Institute & Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine.

For 25+ years, Dr. Bilstrom has been a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He was an attending physician at a number of Chicago-area hospitals, served in private practice, and practiced at rehabilitation institutes throughout the United States.

As the Director of the Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine and the International Autoimmune Institute in Blackfoot, Idaho, Dr. Bilstrom works closely with experts in a number of medical specialties to evaluate, diagnose and treat chronic and autoimmune diseases.

Taking the mind, body, and spirit into consideration, he understands firsthand the benefits functional and integrative medicine can provide to patients.

About Jody Bilstrom, LCSW

As a behavioral health therapist, Jody has many years of experience in providing long- and short-term therapy for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with psychiatric issues as well as those struggling with complex, chronic medical issues and childhood trauma. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Social Work.

Jody works hand in hand with Dr. Bilstrom, focused on the mental health of their autoimmune patients.  Jody and Dr. Bilstrom have found that a combined approach to mental and physical health, provides the best outcome for patients. 

Quadruple Board Certified, Extensive Experience

Dr. Bilstrom is quadruple board certified in:

  • Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Acupuncture.

He attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Rockford, Illinois, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He initially sub-specialized in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, serving as Associate Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program at Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation in North Carolina.

He has extensive experience in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, and Complementary and Alternative Medicines.

Dr. Bilstrom is a fellow of the:

  • American Academy of Integrative Medicine
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

As well as an Advanced fellow in:

  • Anti-aging, Regenerative, Functional Medicine

He lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to autoimmune disease, integrative and complementary medicine, pain management, acupuncture, and health and wellness.

He was the Founder and Medical Director of the Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program (A.S.A.P.) at the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. Prior to coming to Bingham Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bilstrom was the Medical Director at The Oasis Center for Health—one of the premier Functional & Integrated Medical Centers in the Midwest—in Hinsdale, Illinois.

When Dr. Bilstrom is not practicing medicine and helping to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, snowboarding, backcountry splitboarding, hiking, and traveling.

Medical Tourism Programs

He is the Founder and Current Medical Director of these medical tourism programs:

  • International Autoimmune Institute
  • Center for Functional Medicine
  • PAPAYA Program: Prenatal, Antenatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Young Adult Preventative Medicine Program

Medical tourism programs are part of Bingham Healthcare, Blackfoot, Idaho.


  • University of Colorado: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
  • University of Illinois: Medical School
  • Texas Christian University: Undergraduate Studies