Progressive Medical Center of Atlanta uses an integrative medical approach to effectively address the underlying causes of disease.
Integrative medicine is a comprehensive, science-based approach to medical care that draws on the best of many different specialties: natural medicine, allopathic (or conventional) medicine, diagnostic testing, nutrition, metabolism, detoxification, nutritional supplements, customized diets, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage, among others. In integrative medicine, natural medical therapies are preferred as a way to mimic and enhance the body’s natural, healing abilities while minimizing unwanted side effects.
The focus is to address the underlying causes of illness, not just the symptoms, and to promote health of the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. If you are looking for a different approach to solving many of the medical issues and symptoms that plague millions of people around the world on a daily basis, then consider Progressive Medical Center.
The principles of integrative medicine:
- A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
- Investigate and address the underlying causes of illness, rather than treating only the symptoms (via diagnostic testing)
- Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
- Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, body, spirit, and community
- A philosophy that critically evaluates and selects conventional medical and alternative therapies based on clinical outcomes and known side effects
- Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
- Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
Conditions We Treat
We practice integrative medicine, which encompasses many different specialties, one of which is naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is practiced widely. But you may not have heard of naturopathic medicine before because it is licensed only in certain states.
There are six general principles in naturopathic medicine based on medical tradition and scientific evidence…continue reading
60% of patients have intestinal disorders that many doctors don’t know how to effectively treat. Further, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the place where all health in the body starts. It is where we digest and absorb nutrition from our diet and get rid of waste. It is the mainstay of our immune system and many neurotransmitters are made in the gut.
If you have gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, reflux, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or others, we have a holistic approach to addressing these symptoms- which can have surprising consequences for the health of your whole body. To learn more about how we can treat your gastrointestinal disorders, click here.
Chronic fatigue can be crippling and standard medicine doesn’t always have solutions. We will evaluate your history and symptoms to look for the underlying causes of fatigue. There are many possible causes which might be overlooked by other doctors: persistent infections, malnutrition, hormonal imbalance, toxicity, adrenal exhaustion, and psycho-emotional stressors, just to name a few.
Our physicians will look for the root cause of your fatigue and develop an individualized treatment protocol to address the source of the symptoms for long-lasting relief. To learn more about how Progressive treats patients with chronic fatigue, visit our chronic fatigue page here.
Integrative medicine has great success in diminishing headaches of all sorts, especially migraine headaches. Underlying causes of migraine headaches will be investigated during your visit at Progressive and a customized treatment will be developed, based on your individual needs.
Some of the common causes of migraines are food allergies, hormonal imbalance, skeletal misalignment, muscular tension, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, and even microbial imbalance in the GI tract.
When addressing the underlying causes, you can get pain relief, decrease your reliance on medications, and improve your overall health. For more information on the alternative treatment we offer for migraines, click here.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. It can lead to feelings of fatigue, weakness, depression, intolerance of cold, dry skin, brittle nails, constipation, and memory problems. If it goes untreated, it can raise cholesterol and increase risk of heart attack or stroke.
Our physicians use diet, supplements, and bioidentical hormones when necessary, to optimize thyroid function. We take a comprehensive approach by looking for, and addressing, underlying causes that may have led to thyroid dysfunction.
Because the thyroid gland affects so many systems in the body, properly addressing the thyroid can lead to life-changing improvements for someone who has a thyroid disorder. To learn more about our thyroid disorder treatments, click here.
Anti-Aging Medicine is not just about how you look. This is an exciting field of medicine that seeks to slow down aging (wear and tear) and optimize your length of life and quality of life. Who says you can’t live to 100 years old and love every minute of it?
A comprehensive approach is used to address nutritional deficiencies, optimizing metabolism, hormonal imbalance, diet and exercise. Young people, athletes, and older people can all benefit from the anti-aging medical approach. For more information on how we can treat your aging issues, read this page.
If you have tried many diets, feel like you’ve done everything right, and still can’t lose weight, we can help!
We don’t promote fad diets. We are interested in balancing all the systems in the body to optimize your metabolism. As we restore health to the body, extra weight seems to naturally fall away.
Obesity can be caused by many things: poor food choices, toxicity, hormonal imbalance, genetics, lack of exercise, nutritional deficiencies and even food allergies. Our physicians will investigate these contributing factors and design a specialized program for you. We also have nutritionists, a personal trainer, and private gym on site to help you achieve your ideal weight.
For more information on the comprehensive weight loss solutions offered by Progressive Medical Center, click here.
To learn more about the conditions we treat, or to schedule a consultation with Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta, call 1-770-676-6000 or fill out the contact form here.
Hyperbaric oxygen is a treatment that increases oxygen delivery to all of the tissues in the body, more so than breathing alone. It is excellent for injury rehabilitation and wound healing, as oxygen is vital for tissue repair. Many conditions can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen. A treatment in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber is safe and relaxing, appropriate even for children.
Prolozone Injection Therapy
Prolozone therapy is used to help resolve chronic pain conditions, including neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder and elbow pain. This treatment helps to tighten up connective tissue in joints, leading to greater joint stability, and less pain. We see great results with this technique because it actually causes the joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate using oxygen, vitamins, and minerals.
Oxidative therapies are used for a wide variety of illnesses from infections, to cardiovascular disease, to joint pain. Hydrogen peroxide, ozone, or UV light may be used to harness the power of oxygen free radicals and remove unwanted virus, fungi, bacteria, or cancer cells from the body. This mimics the body’s own mechanisms for fighting infection. Increased oxygen in the system helps to make energy, stimulates circulation and healing, and improves immune function.
Our medical offices in metro Atlanta both offer cutting-edge integrative wellness solutions based on sound scientific research. If you are looking for a different approach to solving many of the medical issues and symptoms that plague millions of people around the world on a daily basis, then give us a call or email us. And make sure to visit our services page to view a full list of the services and treatments offered by Progressive Medical Center.
For more information on your first visit, or to schedule an appointment in Atlanta, call 1-770-676-6000.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have medical doctors (MDs) on staff?
Yes, our medical director is a conventionally trained MD and we have several medical doctors on staff at Progressive Medical Center. MDs at Progressive Medical have expertise in emergency medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, and oncology.
The difference is our medical doctors were also trained in various forms of integrative and holistic medicine including non-narcotic pain management, nutritional medicine, metabolism, anti-aging techniques, oxidative therapies, homeopathy, acupuncture, and environmental toxicity. Their knowledge of natural medical approaches allows them to work together with other holistic health practitioners seamlessly.
When MDs, NDs, osteopathic doctors (DOs), physician’s assistants, and nutritionists join forces, they can provide you with a comprehensive, natural, health plan that enhances your improvement and minimizes side effects.
At Progressive Medical we pride ourselves on delivering the best of both worlds- medical knowledge and therapies from the conventional medical field and from the natural medical field.
Learn more about the medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, and other health professionals on our Medical Team.
What is a naturopathic doctor?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians who diagnose, treat and manage patients of all ages with a focus on prevention and self-healing through the use of science-based natural therapies. They concentrate on whole-body wellness and work to identify and treat the root cause of the patient’s condition.
Naturopathic doctors search for the least harmful and most effective approaches to restore and maintain optimal health. Most naturopaths provide care through office-based private practice.
Naturopathic physicians use natural therapies as a first choice for treatment. These therapies are supported by research drawn from many disciplines including conventional medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, phytotherapy (herbal medicine), pharmacology, chiropractic medicine, psychology, and spirituality.