Integrative Medicine Services
Here at Family Practice Center, PC, we strongly believe in taking a comprehensive approach to wellness. If there is a technique or treatment available that can effectively help improve the physical and mental health of our patients, we always take time to look into it and offer it when appropriate. While it may not be a term that everyone is familiar with, integrative medicine is an essential component of our devotion to whole body and mind wellness.
For anyone unfamiliar, integrative medicine is a unique approach to medicine that combines traditional techniques with therapeutic, non-surgical methods to provide even more comprehensive options to our patients. Integrative medicine can help patients who experience a variety of chronic or complex medical conditions.
Our integrative medicine techniques and treatments include using non-surgical remedies and therapies to treat chronic pain, discomfort, and other symptoms for patients who have not had success previously healing these issues. In some cases, this includes musculoskeletal medicine that may utilize acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, dietary therapy and weight management.
Integrative medicine can help patients who experience the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Breathing issues like asthma
- Addiction issues
- Sleep disorders
When performed by our expert providers, integrative medicine can have a profound, life-changing impact on our patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss our integrative medicine services, please contact Family Practice Center today.
Integrative Medicine Services FAQs:
Q: Is integrative medicine meant to be a substitute for more traditional medicine?
A: Our providers think of integrative medicine as something meant to accompany more traditional treatment methods, not replace them. Our philosophy is that the more options that a person is open to, the higher the chance they will be able to successfully treat their concern. While incredibly helpful, undergoing acupuncture treatments is not a replacement for an annual wellness appointment.
Q: Will my insurance cover integrative medicine services?
A: This will depend on the specific details of your insurance coverage. Many insurance providers have begun to cover at least some of the costs associated with more widely accepted integrative medicine techniques, but this is not a guarantee. For instance, certain health plans do cover acupuncture treatments. This is why it is very important for patients to check with their individual insurance provider before booking an appointment if they are relying on insurance to cover it.