The Role of Integrative Medicine In Primary Care
When it comes to caring for patients, you may feel that modern medicine takes a more treatment approach to care rather than a preventive one. This is where integrative medicine is different. An integrative medicine primary care physician (PCP) will focus on all aspects of your life that could be impacting your health and wellbeing. Dr. Chan and his team also focus on promoting better health and preventing disease rather than just treating it once it occurs.
Prevention is Key
Taking a vested interest in your own health and understanding your health is crucial to ensuring that you keep up with routine checkups and screenings. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who don’t see a doctor at least once a year for a full checkup. These checkups help us pinpoint problems early on when there are far easier solutions. Here at Pineapple Health, we want to equip you with the knowledge you need to maintain good health and to provide effective but safe solutions that promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We do this by offering comprehensive preventive care.
Not Your Standard Doctor
An integrative medicine doctor will often consider certain aspects of your health that a traditional medical doctor won’t. For example, if you could come in complaining of brain fog, your primary care doctor might immediately recommend a thyroid test; however, our team looks a bit deeper to find out what’s really going on. Yes, thyroid disorders are common and can lead to brain fog but that’s not the only thing. Environmental toxins, heavy metals, hidden infections, mold, and gut issues can also lead to brain fog. There are so many possibilities, and our job is to get to the bottom of it so you can start feeling better fast.
We look at your diet, your environment, and your lifestyle to give us clues as to what could be going on. For example, someone who eats a lot of fish could be dealing with high levels of mercury. This can also lead to brain fog, fatigue, and other issues. You want a doctor that is dedicated to finding the answers and who will provide a comprehensive array of tests so that you understand what’s going on and how to manage or treat it. This is what you will get when you turn to our doctors at Pineapple Health.
We are a team. We work with you and we listen to you. After all, you know your body and you know when something isn’t right. We take the time to understand your concerns and your medical history so that we can provide you with more comprehensive and tailored care.