To provide quality medical care, combining both traditional and integrative therapies, while empowering each patient to take charge of their health.
What is Integrative Medicine?
“The practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” -The American Board of Integrative Medicine
Monarch Integrative Medicine offers a holistic approach to family medicine. Time is spent getting to know the whole person including life stressors, diet, exercise, sleep, and daily patterns. The individual’s timeline of life events and symptoms are reviewed. Patients are educated on how their body works. A partnership is formed between the practitioner and the patient to help in the healing process. Whenever possible a natural, effective, less-invasive approach is taken. Traditional medicine testing, labs, x-rays, specialists, and medications are utilized when needed. Functional medicine testing and natural treatments including dietary changes, supplements, meditation techniques, and lifestyle changes are also reviewed with the patient.
Monarch Integrative Medicine is a virtual integrative center. Patients are referred to chiropractors, nutritionists, acupuncturists, hypnotists, naturopaths, and homeopaths in the community when needed.
The Monarch Butterfly was chosen as a metaphor for optimal health. It symbolizes the grace and beauty found within each one of us. Moreover, it represents perseverance during life’s struggles–just as the caterpillar persists within his cocoon until he ultimately emerges anew. It is these “wings of transformation” that lead to personal growth, improved health, and happiness.