What is integrative care?
Integrative, known as functional medicine or naturopathic medicine, is a holistic, patient-focused approach to medicine and healing. It takes into account your total wellness, mind, body, and spirit while assessing your health and identifying the true root cause of your symptoms.
Symptoms are generally the way the body communicates to us that something is wrong. Covering those symptoms with band-aid medicine that does not address the root cause is missing the true solution for healing.
Instead of offering treatment to relieve or mask your symptoms, Dr. Guy aims to address the underlying causes of your health issues and enhance your overall wellness.
You can expect a thorough examination into your life and all the various things that may be causing you to feel poorly.
Integrative and naturopathic care from Dr. Guy can manage or support:
- Chronic disease
- Gut health
- Hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid health
- Autoimmune and immune conditions
- Depression, stress, and anxiety
- Chronic pain and musculoskeletal issues
- Sports injuries
- Chronic inflammation
- Food Allergies and sensitivities
- Weight gain
Integrative care combines several approaches to healing, customizing your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. For example, Dr. Guy may incorporate lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, and pharmaceuticals when necessary.
Dr. Guy is well versed in both natural and conventional medicine and can generally advise when it’s most appropriate to use which.
What services does integrative care include?
Integrative care is highly individualized to each patient. Dr. Guy selects treatments and therapies to improve your health, specific to you, so you look and feel your best.
Your treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation and exam. You have a detailed conversation with Dr. Guy about your health.
In addition to asking about your personal and family medical history, he asks probing questions about your lifestyle, relationships, and mental health.
Dr. Guy also orders lab work to get more details about your health. He runs complete blood panels, checks your hormone levels, and assesses your blood and urine for abnormalities that could indicate hidden health issues interfering with your wellness.
If necessary, he can use advanced testing to look further such as heavy metals, neuro-transmitters, or even food allergies depending on the patient.
When Dr. Guy completes his assessment of your health, he creates your wellness program, which may incorporate several different therapies, including:
- Bioidentical hormones
- Nutrition or weight loss programs
- Supplement or pharmaceutical scripts
- Vitamin shots/IVs
- Regenerative medicine such as PRP or Prolotherapy
If you’re used to seeing traditional doctors, the integrative approach will feel significantly more thorough and personalized. You can usually expect to see results quickly.
What are the benefits of integrative care?
Personalized attention is one of the essential benefits of integrative care. Dr. Guy understands that no two patients have the same needs and that what works for you might not be the same as what works for anyone else.
He also incorporates natural and alternative treatments to enhance your health that traditional physicians might overlook. Ultimately, the benefit is that your overall health improves and you’re able to lead a fulfilling, active life.
Call Doctor Guy or schedule an appointment online today for personalized, integrative care.
Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA
If you’re looking for a doctor who takes time to listen and offers suggestions and services to enhance your overall health, contact Guy Citrin, ND, at Doctor Guy in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Dr. Guy provides customized integrative and naturopathic care, combining the best of traditional and conventional medicine to help you lead a healthy, active life. Call Dr. Guy or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about integrative care and how it can improve your wellness.