There are many approaches to medicine, health and well-being. Integrative medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented form of care in which patients and doctors work together to address the underlying causes of complex chronic disease. Integrative medicine offers patient-centered care by taking nutrition, lifestyle, stress reduction, conventional medical therapies and hormone balancing into consideration.
What does integrative medicine address?
Proper nutrition is key to optimal health and wellness. Dr. Page works with you to identify any nutrient deficiencies and develop a nutrition plan that is specific for your needs and lifestyle to promote increased energy and vitality.
Dr. Page is also dedicated to preventing and treating obesity. Using a medically-supervised approach, she evaluates medications, and provides guidance on how to manage desires and decrease cravings while eating everyday foods.
Chronic disease management
With spikes in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, obesity, and autoimmune diseases, integrative medicine has become vital to those that cannot tolerate medication, wants to explore a natural approach, or desire to make needed lifestyle changes. By evaluating interactions among genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle, we can influence long-term health and chronic disease.
Hormone balancing optimizes hormone levels to prevent aging – one of the root causes of disease. Both men and women can benefit from bioidentical hormones which are hormones from natural sources that mimic those made by our bodies. Bioidentical hormones have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease, and prostate and breast cancer, plus improve brain and bone health. Pellet therapy, injections and topical creams are great options.
Chronic stress can present itself in interesting and unexpected ways. Among them, mental and emotional experiences, non-restorative sleep, metabolic stress like inflammation, digestive health issues from poor nutritional choices, physical stress from too much and prolonged exercise, expected and unexpected life changes, environmental exposures, and even relationships with friends and family. Integrative medicine provides patients with options for managing these issues.