A Team Approach = A More Effective Model of Care
There are three major reasons why The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine finds solutions to longstanding conditions when other efforts have failed:
Every member of the Kaplan team is highly qualiﬁed — our physicians are board- certiﬁed in family medicine, pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and/or medical acupuncture — areas that are critical to the successful treatment of complex, chronic pain and illness.
In addition, our medical team also includes licensed physical therapists, a psychotherapist, a registered dietitian, a meditation instructor, and two registered nurses. Together, they have many years of proven success in providing integrative solutions to patients suffering with chronic pain and illness.
Whereas a typical doctor visit is only 10.7 minutes long,1 our physicians spend 30-60 minutes with each patient at every appointment. This gives our doctors the critically important time they need to fully listen, probe and delve into problem areas that otherwise might be overlooked. The result: an accurate, comprehensive medical diagnosis and an effective, individualized treatment plan
Depending upon your unique medical needs, your treatment plan may involve supplemental care such as physical therapy, nutritional counseling or stress management classes. Additionally, the Centerʼs entire medical team, led by the Medical Director, Dr. Gary Kaplan, meets bi-weekly to discuss patient cases. This allows for the full range of the Centerʼs medical expertise to be brought to bear on your case.
1 Gottschalk, Andrew and Susan A. Flocke. “Time Spent in Face-to-Face Patient Care and Work Outside the Examination Room.” Annals of Family Medicine. 3(2005) 488-493, 3 Jun 2008. //www.annfammed.org/cgi/content/full/3/6/488