Articles - Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is an Exciting New Approach to Healthcare

Integrative medicine is a rising medical specialty that gets back to basics. While healthcare has increasingly grown concerned with new technologies, the business side of medicine, and the bottom line, integrative medicine tends to slow things down. Physicians who have dedicated themselves to this medical specialty don’t just focus on what’s immediately wrong with a patient. They take a holistic ...

Integrative Medicine is Growing in Popularity

Integrative medicine, which combines the best practices of both traditional and nontraditional medicine, is a medical specialty that is rapidly growing in popularity. Ultimately, integrative medicine is designed to provide the patient with the best care possible, using all available means, including traditional and complementary techniques that have often existed along the fringes of mainstream medicine. At the American Board ...

The American Board of Integrative Medicine Welcomes the Inaugural Class of Diplomates

The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), one of the newest member boards of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), is pleased to welcome and congratulate our inaugural class of Diplomates. This group of highly motivated physicians has successfully completed our rigorous board examination process in integrative medicine, and are today recognized as proven leaders in this emerging specialty. ...

Not all Medicine Comes in a Bottle

Physicians are problem solvers. When a person visits their family physician, they expect that the healthcare professional will diagnose their symptoms and recommend a course of treatment. In most cases, this usually entails some sort of medication, surgical procedure, or other traditional treatment method. Yet, integrative medicine physicians are a little bit different. They pride themselves on trying to solve ...

The Limited Time Eligibility Option for Integrative Medicine Board Certification

At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we formed the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) to administer board certification for integrative medicine physicians with substantial experience in this fast-growing medical specialty. In order to earn board certification, our Diplomates must be able to demonstrate their mastery of integrative medicine by meeting our rigorous eligibility requirements, which include extensive formal ...

Is Your Integrative Medicine Physician Board Certified?

As integrative medicine continues to grow in popularity, more and more physicians are looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to this medical specialty to their patients and prospective patients. After all, the core tenets of integrative medicine prioritize patient-centric care and a healthy and open physician-patient relationship – something just about every person wants from their physician. Yet, if ...

The importance of integrative medicine being recognized by a national multi-specialty physician certification organization

In recent years, the popularity of Integrative medicine has skyrocketed within the medical community. This specialty is becoming highly coveted because it combines the best practices of conventional medicine with proven complementary and alternative therapies that patients have turned to for years to improve their health and wellness. At the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), we recognize how beneficial ...

The Advantages and Benefits to Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is quickly becoming an extremely popular specialty among physicians because it combines the best practices of conventional medicine with a number of proven effective complementary and alternative therapies to benefit the patient. Furthermore, this specialty places a tremendous emphasis on the relationship between physician and patient, focusing on the health of the whole person. By taking this holistic ...

How Primary Care Physicians Utilize Integrative Medicine

Any consideration of how Integrative Medicine is utilized by primary care physicians should begin with a definition. The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine define it as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by ...

How Some Prominent Specialties Incorporate Integrative Medicine

While “whole patient” care and treatment is the foundation of Integrative Medicine, the concepts of this holistic method for health care lend themselves very well to incorporation by specialists across the medical spectrum. For example, noted cardiologist Mimi Guarneri spent years focusing on treating the symptoms of heart disease with surgery and medicine before she became an outspoken advocate of ...

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