As part of our ongoing commitment to patient focused care, we offer an Integrative Medicine consultation program to our patients.
In this unique offering, our patients can explore a wide variety of alternative approaches to disease prevention and disease management in addition to allopathic medicine.
During an integrative medicine consultation, your practitioner will take the time and consideration to really understand the personal context in which your illness exists. This is achieved through in-depth and detailed discussions about your nutrition, sleep patterns, digestion patterns, stress level, social support systems, hobbies and any medications you are taking.
Your doctor also will review all of your medical records and conduct a full physical exam that may incorporate traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis approaches, such as tongue and pulse exams.
At the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Group, we believe that individuals can contribute appreciably to their own healing and we encourage our patients to take an active role in that process. Thus, after charting your personal medical history, you and your doctor will work together to develop a collaborative and holistic treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
To achieve the most effective treatment, this plan may combine a wide range of both conventional and complementary therapies that address all aspects of your health and wellness — biological, psychological, social and spiritual.
We encourage patients to take an active role working side by side with their practitioner to develop an integrated treatment plan that best meets their needs. Herbal therapies, manipulative therapies, homeopathy, traditional therapies, energy therapies and spirituality are many of the complementary modalities that our patients can use to personalize their own health care.
Depending on your condition and symptoms, you and your doctor will create a healing plan that combines a range of therapies. These may include:
Please ask your doctor for more information about this program.