Integrative Medicine

OBGYN Westside, PLLC

OBGYNs located on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Integrative Medicine is a healing-oriented practice that takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies, including conventional and integrative approaches. The doctors at OBGYN Westside, PLLC, on the Upper West Side of New York City, combine integrative medicine with state-of-the-art conventional medicine to deliver highly personalized women’s health services. Make an appointment today by calling the practice or booking online.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is patient-focused health care that takes a holistic approach to your wellness. It covers your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs as well as environmental and lifestyle factors that influence your health. 

At OBGYN Westside, the doctors want to help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life, using integrative medicine to restore and protect your health and wellness. More than addressing your symptoms, their integrative approach combines complementary and conventional therapies to address the root causes of your conditions.

Integrative medicine is also a collaborative approach to health. Your doctor is your partner in health, working with you closely and respecting your preferences, goals, and beliefs.  

Additionally, integrative medicine recognizes that partnering with other experts in related fields can be very beneficial. The doctors at OBGYN Westside often work with colleagues in the fields of psychology, coaching, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and physical therapy to develop the most tailored approach to your health.   

What services are included in integrative medicine?

At OBGYN Westside, the doctors provide a comprehensive range of women’s health care services, including annual exams and wellness visits, contraception, obstetrics, menopause management, and more. 

For example, if you’re troubled by abnormal periods, rather than offering cookie-cutter treatment to regulate your symptoms, they dig deeper, searching for the condition causing your symptoms. Whether they identify a hormonal imbalance or endometriosis, your doctor works with you to create a customized treatment plan to restore your health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Supplements and herbs
  • Medication
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgical approaches

Your doctor may also recommend other therapies such as acupuncture. Ultimately, your doctor tailors your treatment to address your specific health needs. 

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

The primary benefit of integrative medicine is that your doctor is wholly focused on you and your overall health and wellness. They spend a sufficient amount of time with you and provide comprehensive consultations, exams, and testing to develop a deep understanding of your needs. 

Another benefit is that your doctor doesn’t just give you a prescription and send you on your way. They help you improve your overall health with carefully selected treatments and therapies. For example, they may recommend dietary changes to reduce inflammation in your body and help you lose weight, both of which can help regulate your hormone levels. 

If you want to work with a team of gynecologists who are committed to your health, call OBGYN Westside or schedule a consultation online today.