Dr. Georgia Tetlow: Integrative Medicine is Simply Good Practice

Integrative MedicineIntegrative medicine is an evidence-based approach to care that combines the best of modern Western medical techniques with complementary healing practices from around the world. The goal of this established specialty is to focus on the whole person and utilize all available therapeutic modalities to achieve optimal health and healing. Subscribing to the belief that health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, practitioners of integrative medicine address the full range of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social influences that can negatively affect a person’s wellbeing. Health promotion, the prevention of illness, and individually tailored interventions are of paramount importance to this fast-growing medical discipline.

Dr. Georgia Tetlow of Philadelphia Integrative Medicine explains in this video how she brings together conventional, allopathic medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies to treat the whole person. According to Dr. Tetlow, treating each patient as an individual is central to the practice of integrative medicine. Developing personalized treatments – as opposed to rigidly following broad treatment guidelines – enables her to provide cutting-edge care and achieve the best health outcomes possible. Eventually, Dr. Tetlow believes, the word “integrative” will no longer be necessary as the medical community recognizes integrative medicine for what it truly is: just good practice. This multifaceted approach to patient care has already proven itself highly effective at both treating and preventing a wide range of medical conditions, such as:

  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive problems
  • Hypertension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer

Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) and a Bravewell Fellow from the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Tetlow has completed more than 1,000 hours of study directly under Andrew Weil, M.D., and other respected leaders and researchers in the field. She regularly speaks to both practitioner and public audiences across the country to increase awareness of integrative medicine’s effectiveness.

The American Board of Integrative Medicine®, a Member Board developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties®, provides board certification to the most highly qualified and experienced Integrative Medicine physicians in the country. To determine if a physician is Board Certified through the ABPS, contact us today or click here for more information.

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