Articles - Integrative Medicine

Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH, ABOIM, on Cultivating Resilience in the Time of COVID-19

Bradly Jacobs, MD, the founding medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, is a Diplomate of the America Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), which is governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). Dr. Jacobs offers a refreshing perspective on how we can all move from a mode of surviving to ...

ABPS Diplomate Michelle Thompson, DO, On Staying Healthy at Home

Michelle Thompson, DO, a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, is Chair of Medicine at UPMC Horizon in Pennsylvania and an integrative and lifestyle family medicine physician at Hermitage Community Medicine-UPMC. Here, she offers advice on how to stay healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABPS: What are your concerns about the health of people who must ...

Precautions, Symptoms and Tests for Coronavirus by Mimi Guarneri, MD

Mimi Guarneri, MD, a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and a board-certified physician in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, offers important tips to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Dr. Guarneri says, we should know what the most common symptoms of the disease are. These include fever (although not always), ...

According to Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, Positive Emotions Create a Mental Surge that Leads to Creativity and an Openness to Tackle Challenges

Many scientific studies have shown that positive emotions have been associated with improved health, well-being, and longevity. People who learn to maximize their positive emotions and harness them in times of sadness, grief, and negativity, live to master resilience and lead a more harmonious life. My name is Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, and I’m a Diplomate of the American ...

ABOIM Founding Board Member and ABPS Diplomate Hilary McClafferty, MD, Discusses Mindfulness in Medicine

Physician wellness is a notably complex issue. To best understand it, it’s important to acknowledge that several factors must be present for physicians to realize professional fulfillment and avoid burnout. According to researchers at Stanford University, these are: A “culture of wellness,” or one that fosters good leadership, the alignment of values, a sense of community, and a feeling of ...

Strengthen Your Diet With Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Leslie Brocchini, MD, believes that integrative medicine has the power to transform lives both before and after illness occurs. A fellow of the integrative medicine program at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), Dr. Brocchini routinely advises patients at her practice in Sonora, CA, to make the anti-inflammatory diet ...

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a term used to describe meal-time schedules that include regular periods of voluntary fasting over a given period. Myles Spar, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), says intermittent fasting is suitable for virtually anyone because it’s simple, and people who have had limited success with other dietary regimens over the years may ...

ABPS Diplomate Ann Safo, DO, on What It’s Like to Specialize in Integrative Medicine as a Family Medicine Physician

I first learned of integrative medicine five years ago while switching jobs due to a move. Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, was looking for physicians who practice integrative medicine, and although it was the first time I had heard of the specialty, I realized I had been practicing it throughout my career. As an osteopathic physician, the core values of ...

Healthy People Make for a Healthier Planet

Mimi Guarneri, a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and a board-certified physician in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, believes that next to health care, climate change is one of the most critical issues facing us today. “Practitioners need to be concerned about climate change from a health care perspective because it’s changing ...

Danna Park, MD, On the Benefits of Mind-Body Medicine

“Mind-body medicine is one of the most underutilized tools in health care today, and can make a huge difference in a patient’s experience and ability to heal,” says Danna Park, MD. Dr. Park should know. A graduate of the Residential Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, she is as well-rounded a physician as ...

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