20 doctors weighed in:
What is integrative medicine?
20 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
14 doctors agree
In brief: Consortium defn
Integrative medicine is 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, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
From http://www.Imconsortium.Org/about/home.Html/.

In brief: Consortium defn
Integrative medicine is 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, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
From http://www.Imconsortium.Org/about/home.Html/.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Bigger tool box.
Integrative medicine uses diagnostic and treatment tools from both conventional and alternative medicine.

In brief: Bigger tool box.
Integrative medicine uses diagnostic and treatment tools from both conventional and alternative medicine.
Dr. Shira Miller
Dr. Shira Miller
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
6 doctors agree
In brief: Combined therapies
Integrative medicine draws from the best of conventional medicine and the best of alternative/complementary medicine.
The definition of alternative changes as modalities such as acupuncture become part of the mainstream. Integrative physicians recognize that there are methods of treating patients outside of the traditional medical model that in many cases can be as effective.

In brief: Combined therapies
Integrative medicine draws from the best of conventional medicine and the best of alternative/complementary medicine.
The definition of alternative changes as modalities such as acupuncture become part of the mainstream. Integrative physicians recognize that there are methods of treating patients outside of the traditional medical model that in many cases can be as effective.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin
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Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine
In brief: Mind, Body and Spiri
Integrative Medicine is the combination of traditional Western Medicine (Alopathic), with Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
It approaches the healing of the patient taking into account the mind, body and spirit. It is best if evidence based treatments are recommended.

In brief: Mind, Body and Spiri
Integrative Medicine is the combination of traditional Western Medicine (Alopathic), with Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
It approaches the healing of the patient taking into account the mind, body and spirit. It is best if evidence based treatments are recommended.
Dr. Richard Schneider
Dr. Richard Schneider
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