What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is the medicine of the future. It’s about utilizing the best of conventional and alternative medicine to get the best possible results for your unique health profile. Ultimately, integrative medicine is about excellence in medicine.
When it comes to illness, physical symptoms are the tip of the iceberg. Integrative medicine addresses not only a patient’s physical symptoms but also looks to treat the root causes of an individual’s pain and illness, including problems of the mind and spirit that may be contributing to the disease process.
Integrative medicine provides the most effective model of medical care, a broad range of evidence-based medical care that supports and enhances each patient’s natural ability to heal.
A Multidimensional Approach
An integrative practitioner is able to use knowledge and methodologies from a variety of medical systems to facilitate healing. These may include family medicine, internal medicine, osteopathic and other manual medicine approaches, pharmaceutical, herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional medicine, medical acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, and mind-body medicine, which incorporates stress reduction and relaxation techniques.
A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy
We offer patients a unique diagnostic protocol — we take the time to talk with patients to understand their symptoms, their medical history, which treatments have and haven’t worked in the past, and we review patients’ musculoskeletal, physiological, and even emotional systems.
By combining treatment modalities in a way that specifically targets an individual’s medical issues, our patients are able to achieve a more rapid, complete, and permanent resolution of their condition — often avoiding surgery, using far less medication, and experiencing fewer side effects than with conventional medicine. This uniquely integrative, non-surgical treatment approach, combined with a functional medicine perspective, is highly successful in identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. For more than 30 years, we have delivered superior, cutting-edge health care in the Washington, DC area.
Using an integrative medicine approach minimizes your pain and maximizes your chances of achieving optimal good health, which allows you to fully re-engage in the life you want to lead.
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Our Integrative Medicine Providers
At The Kaplan Center, you will find a highly dedicated and skilled team of medical professionals working towards one common goal: returning you to optimal health and keeping you there. In addition to our board-certified physicians, our medical team includes licensed physical therapists, a psychotherapist, a nutritionist, an acupuncturist, a meditation instructor, and two registered nurses.
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Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892 x2
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