Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. (Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee). Read more about the Principles of Integrative Medicine here.
We view the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and equally important in selecting approaches to treatment. In this modality, the art and science of healing address the care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
What to expect
Your initial consultation will take a full hour. During a typical evaluation, I take a complete medical and lifestyle history and perform a physical examination. My goal is to formulate a big picture of all that your life encompasses. I am attuned to the tests needed to uncover the root causes of illness that may not yet have been explored or considered. If you have had lab work done elsewhere, please bring copies of the results with you to your appointment. We will work together to create an individualized program for your better health that you can integrate immediately into your life.