I wanted to introduce you to the approach, goals and outlook of Holistic Pain Management and what sets us apart from other medical practices. Our primary focus is to improve our patient’s wellness and functional ability. How we do that is what sets us apart from other physician offices.
Before I go any further I want to explain the significance of the bridge. A bridge brings two things together. It might be conventional medicine approaches to a problem on one side, and complementary medicine approaches on the other side. Or it might represent your own personal bridge from sickness/injury to wellness. The clinic staff is that bridge. My goal along with my staff is to try and ensure you make it from one side to the other in case of your own personal journey. Or help you blend the best of both worlds in terms of your approach to your health. At times you might fall off the bridge and the water is shallow and you can make it to shore. Other times the water is still too deep. I try to remind patients the bridge is still here to climb back on and continue your journey; but it’s up to you to get back on the bridge. It might be just wanting to feel or look better. Others are dealing with chronic pains, obesity or opiate addiction.
The bridge could be ideas about diet, and exercise or alternatives like acupuncture and aromatherapy, and homeopathy. How you move forward on the bridge depends on your individual life experiences, and illness. No matter what illness patients are suffering from, I find a blend of conventional medicine and complementary medicine yields the best outcomes. It tends to minimize the side effects of western medicine or the drug-drug interactions so commonly seen.
So what sets us apart? Why choose us versus other providers? Having been employed with a large medical group for many years prior to opening Holistic Pain Management & Wellness Center, I know only too well the time constraints placed on medical providers to see more patients in less time. Although I wanted to spend more time with my patients, administrators said otherwise. So I always felt added stress. That’s not how I felt I wanted to live my life; nor how I wanted to practice medicine. Now my staff and I get to spend as much time as we feel is necessary to give my patients the care they deserve. That’s one major difference you’ll experience with our clinic and staff.
The other major difference is the use of complementary medicine. I’ve found that most chronic conditions respond poorly to the Western Medicine approach. Most medical doctors would probably agree with that statement. For instance, most pain medications just mask the symptoms of pain and don’t treat it. But at the same time most physicians don’t utilize or recommend a truly integrated medicine approach. That’s partly because most physicians have little, if any, training or interest in these areas.
A truly integrated approach; that’s what you can expect, whether it’s the treatment of pain, a work related injury, addiction or just wanting to feel better with improved wellness.