At our Stillpoint Therapy Center in Gainesville, Florida we have integrated Family Medicine and Nutritional Medicine into a combined health therapy to help our patients achieve optimum health and well being.
Below is a brief overview of each:
Family medicine, formerly Family Practice is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages; the specialist is named a family physician, family doctor, or formerly family practitioner. It is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases and parts of the body.
It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. According to the World Organization of Family Doctors, the aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community. The issues of values underlying this practice is usually known as primary care ethics.
Nutritional Medicine is based on the principle that nutrients, including essential micro-nutrients, are required for the proper functioning of all the biochemical processes on which our bodies depend. Therefore, when treating symptoms or diseases, we look for the underlying causes which, although often partly genetic, are usually very much tied up with nutritional and environmental factors. This is in contrast to the tendency in the conventional medical approach to treat symptoms by means of drugs or surgery.
Give us a call today for more information on Integrated Family and Nutritional Medicine and how it can help you achieve optimum health.