Preventive Medicine to assist patients in preventing life-threatening and debilitating disease.
Many common health problems are avoidable and can be prevented before they reach the life-threatening or disabling stages. The top three causes of death in America are Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke, accounting for over a million deaths annually and over a million disability cases. Our approach to Preventive Medicine uses both traditional medicine for medical illness and disease, and a holistic approach for prevention, in order to avoid disease. The integrative medicine approach is successful and recognized worldwide by Integrative Medicine professionals, such as well publicized physicians, Dr. Oz and Dr. Dean Ornish.
Our Preventive Medicine approach focuses on natural healing methods, to the extent that it is medically sound and safe. We listen to the patient’s concerns and interests and tailor our treatment plan to meet the patient’s specific goals. We evaluate current medications, nutrients and diet, medical health history, health practices and lifestyle. We use scientific evidence-based data and over 15 years of clinical medicine experience to educate individuals, on a one-on-one basis, on beneficial health practices and maximal risk reduction. We instruct the patient, step by step, in simple, achievable therapeutic lifestyle practices. We assist with medical evaluation for medication reduction, when it is safe and beneficial. Many individuals with a known past history of an illness, or a high risk for illness, can benefit from ongoing medical therapy. We provide education to assist individuals with learning about their specific health risks and benefits. We partner with the patient, local medical specialists and holistic practitioners to offer optimal acute and preventive health care.