About Idaho Brain And Body Institute
Our Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health for yourself, no matter where you are right now with our expert guidance.
Guided step-by-step by our care team, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine, including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and alleviate symptoms along with healthy tools you can use for a lifetime.
You’ll receive dedicated attention from our care team.
During your exploratory consultation, you will review the course of care with one of our practitioners, and learn how our approach differs dramatically from conventional, routine forms of healthcare that rarely deals with root cause of illness.
The specialized treatment will be charted by our care team based on your individual needs, which are very unique, case-by-case for each patient.
No patient is exactly the same, and yet there are many factors that affect your health from lifestyle to environment and diet and even mindset. Guided by our team, we will get to the root cause of your disease – using diagnostic tests and other assessment tools that your current doctor may not be familiar with.
Our care is so effective because we focus on dealing with the catalyst of illnesses including toxicity in the home and work-place, potential food intolerances and allergies, poor diet, hormone, brain health, and even mindset imbalances that can all can greatly imbalance your health.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Idaho Brain And Body Institute, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.
All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
You will see cutting edge technology and treatment programs that allow you to improve quicker than thought possible.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike traditional doctors, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance or imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Also known as functional medicine, we seek to give you solutions for illness instead of covering up the symptoms by using medications that also create more issues with harmful side effects. The key is to rebalance your body so it can heal naturally and safely.
About Dr. Spencer Zimmerman
Known for his successful treatment of brain, autoimmune, and gut conditions, Dr. Spencer Zimmerman at Idaho Brain And Body Institute combines a functional neurology, functional medicine, and integrative medicine approach to create a specialized healing plan for each patient. He creates the plan based on their test results to address all the factors to rebalance the body for deep healing. His core philosophy is centered around diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders by finding their root causes.
By working with a wide variety of patients who suffer from a multitude of symptoms, he knows first-hand the pain and costs of chronic disease. Whether it’s autoimmunity, migraines, TBI, vertigo, dizziness, PTSD, fatigue, dementia, leaky gut, concussions, learning disorders, or stroke, most healthcare providers don’t know how to truly help their patients heal from these conditions and only prescribe medications to mask the symptoms.
Many of his patients came to Idaho Brain And Body Institute after years of discouraging and frustrating experiences within the traditional healthcare system.
Dr. Spencer Zimmerman pursued dual degrees as a Doctor of Chiropractic and a licensed Nurse Practitioner in order to help patients on a deeper level.
Dr. Spencer Zimmerman and his team continue to help countless individuals with chronic neurological issues, autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, concussion, and fatigue-based symptoms. These individuals routinely achieve results that they had longed hoped for, but only barely thought possible, and are now living a vibrant life.
I have known Dr. Spencer Zimmerman (Dr. Z) for over a decade and watched him fine-tune his incredibly detailed approach to overcoming disease and illness. He is not your average physician. In addition to continuing education seminars and conferences, he spends 100’s of hours annually…personally studying and researching the latest cutting-edge, in-depth medical science. He’s a seeker of truth and viable, usable, effective healing solutions. His approach to immunology and rapidly boosting the body’s innate ability to mobilize and defend itself…is novel and highly comprehensive. Spend some time with him in a free, initial consultation…and you will be amazed with his knowledge of the human body, his ability to explain complex systems, and how to apply that knowledge in helping you feel better.
Dr. Spencer Zimmerman likes to use accurate and precise measurements, labs and other diagnostic testing to track exactly what is going on in your body…no guessing…whether that’s blood sugar problems, low-energy/chronic fatigue, weight issues, sports medicine, pain/inflammation control, or low-grade chronic/persistent infections. Understanding the exact tests needed to identify problematic markers, and then addressing and tracking those markers for progress…is his specialty. As I mentioned before…Dr. Z is very detail-oriented. He also has an extensive background in neurological function, including migraines, seizures, concussions, brain injuries and general cognitive impairment…which is where he was able to help our family. Above all else, Dr. Spencer Zimmerman cares. And it shows in the intensity of his desire and drive to help you finally feel better.
– Cory C.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, I went to a neurologist, physical therapy, speech therapy, a sports injury doctor, and a general practitioner. None of them were able to provide relief, and a couple of them made things significantly worse. I had given up hope of recovery when a friend referred me to Dr. Spencer Zimmerman. Within two weeks of treatment, my dizziness was gone, my nausea was much improved, and I finally had a sense that I could at last heal from what had completely derailed my life.
Later, my teenage daughter contracted mono. This really took down her immune system and led to a rash of other illnesses. Dr. Spencer Zimmerman was the first doctor to identify why she was continuing to feel poorly (pediatricians and general practitioners alike completely missed her walking pneumonia and dismissed my concern that she had contract influenza, which she had – both type A and B!), and the first that was able to help with her vertigo and begin rebuilding her immune system aggressively. Within three appointments her energy began to rebound and the hope that she would at last recovery was such a relief! Fabulous bedside manner, and one of the few doctors I have met that actually takes time to listen rather than behave with dismissive arrogance. I am so glad we found him.
– Deseret B.
Dr. Spencer Zimmerman is phenomenal! In January I found out I have Lyme disease and along with that discovery, I found out that most traditional Doctors won’t/can’t help treat Lyme disease patients due to FDA restrictions. My only option appeared to be a Lyme specialist, which was going to cost enormous amounts of money because insurance doesn’t cover Lyme specialists. So an appointment and whatever treatment they were going to put me on was going to be well over $1,000. Just for that one appointment. I felt hopeless. And that’s when I had the amazing fortune to come across Dr. Spencer Zimmerman. He gave me the hope I so desperately needed.
He is very knowledgeable in regards to traditional medicine, but also homeopathic care as well. He helped me to come up with a realistic nutrition plan and put me on a rigorous supplement plan. He also stressed the importance of lifestyle- getting ample sleep, low impact exercise (I tend to try and push too hard in this aspect and he helped to teach me why this is actually a disservice to my recovery), water consumption, etc. and most importantly, he was with me every step of the way. We had regular appointments set up for him to be able to check on me and monitor progress. And I always felt like I could reach out if I had any concerns. I started feeling better than I have in a long time within a few months of working with him. My recovery journey isn’t over, but I will be forever grateful to Dr. Spencer Zimmerman and his diligent care on my behalf and the amazing improvements I have experienced thus far, thanks to him.
– Kensi E.