Integrative medicine encourages more time and effort on disease prevention rather than treatment once it has surfaced.
An integrative practitioner like Dr. Behnam uses her broad understanding of the patient to make recommendations that may lead to disease prevention and slow or reverse its progression.
Integrative medicine is healing oriented and emphasizes the centrality of the physician-patient relationship. Care is customized according to patients needs and values. This is recommended based on an understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of each patient."Within every patient there resides a doctor and we as physicans are at our best when we put our patients in touch with the doctor inside themselves." -Albert Schweitzer, M.D.
Individual care focuses on the least invasive, least toxic, and least costly methods to help facilitate health by integrating both conventional and complementary medicines.
Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD, ABIHM
Board Certified Family Physician
Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine
Certified in Acupuncture