A National Leader in Integrative Medicine since 1998
Before we discuss who we are and what we do, we want to answer the most important question of all "What is Integrative Medicine?"
Integrative Medicine is a partnership between the patient and the practitioner in the healing process appropriately using conventional and natural therapies to facilitate the body’s natural healing response.
What are the principles of integrative medicine?
1 Integrative Medicine gets to the root cause.
Where traditional medicine focuses on the symptoms, integrative medicine looks to identify and treat the root cause of why the symptom is occurring in the first place.
If you have a chronic headaches, a traditional physician will give you a prescription in order to minimize your headaches.
We take this further and ask the question, “Why do you have a headache?” Through the use of state of art diagnostics we have helped patients identify the root cause such as dehydration, food sensitivities, inflammation, etc.
The goal is to stop their symptoms from occurring. Integrative medicine does not replace traditional medicine; it actually enhances it by allowing the body to heal through the partnership of the patient and physician.
2 Good medicine should be based on good science.
Good medicine should be inquiry-driven and be open to new paradigms. The use of natural, less invasive, interventions are used whenever possible, unless it is an acute infection. This includes the use of broader concepts or promotion of health, and the prevention of illness, as well as the treatment of disease.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure. If you prevent a disease, you’ll be able to handle more acute situations more effectively.
3 Integrative Medicine is a team oriented approach.
Integrative medicine uses a team approach. We have medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, and dietitians who work together. Each practitioner comes to us with a unique background in Integrative Medicine & combined with our commitment to ongoing education we are leading a medical movement in Integrative Medicine. That is what makes Progressive Medical Center unique.
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What conditions do we treat?
Traditional medicine is effective for treating acute infection and conditions of that sort, but remarkably ineffective at successfully treating chronic conditions where patients often experience pain for months or even years on end. If you’ve experienced a prolonged struggle with any medical issue then an integrative solution may be what you need to significantly improve your quality of life.