The Integrative Medicine Approach

Integrative Medicine is an approach to patient care that focuses on treating the individual as a whole utilizing a combination of treatment methods from both conventional medicine and alternative therapies. A primary goal of this approach is to help people achieve better health across the body, mind, and soul. Dr. Lisa Rankin and Dr. Melissa Singer, the experienced providers at Coastal Integrative Medicine in Stuart, FL, practice the integrative medicine approach.

Traditional vs. Integrative Medicine

Traditional or conventional medicine tends to focus on illness or disease and treatment. Treating physical symptoms in the body is a primary concern. While integrative medicine also seeks to treat and alleviate physical problems, there is an additional focus on mental and emotional healing, as well. 

The integrative medicine approach utilizes various techniques from both conventional medicine and complementary or alternative therapies to offer patients comprehensive care. For example, a patient being treated for cancer might undergo traditional treatment methods such as chemotherapy or radiation to eradicate the disease. Alternative or complementary therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, or massage therapy could be recommended for mental and emotional wellbeing.  

Integrative Medicine Services

A wide range of healthcare services are available under the integrative medicine approach at our office in Stuart, FL. Services include:

  • Preventive care
  • Treatment of acute illness
  • Chronic disease management
  • Treatment of cardiovascular issues
  • Management of autoimmune disorders 
  • Hormone imbalances 
  • Mental health care
  • Food sensitivities 
  • Women’s health 

We provide medical care and treatment for all the same types of injuries, illnesses, diseases, conditions, and disorders as a conventional medical office. Examples of conditions we provide treatment for include chronic pain, headache and migraines, depression and anxiety, arthritis, sinus issues, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, obesity, ADHD, and more.

In addition to traditional medications and treatments, our integrative medicine team can also make recommendations for supplements, herbal options, and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture or hypnotherapy, that complement conventional treatment methods. Our doctors will develop a custom treatment plan sup support optimal health and wellness that is tailored to your individual needs. 

Benefits of Integrative Medicine 

There are numerous benefits to an integrative medicine approach. Some key benefits include:

  • Treatment of the individual as a whole
  • A broad range of treatment options 
  • Access to less invasive treatment methods
  • Personalized care tailored to patient needs

Integrative medicine could help you enjoy better overall health and wellness by treating the body, mind, and soul. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rankin or Dr. Singer to learn more about the integrative medicine approach by contacting Coastal Integrative Medicine in Stuart, FL, at (772) 344-1409.

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