An integrative care model for primary care combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative approaches to provide a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to health and wellness. This model focuses on treating the whole person, addressing the root causes of health issues, and promoting optimal well-being through a combination of conventional treatments and evidence-based complementary therapies.

Key features of an integrative care model for primary care include:

  1. Holistic Approach: Integrative primary care considers the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of health to develop personalized treatment plans that address the whole person.
  2. Collaboration: Practitioners in an integrative care model work collaboratively with patients to explore conventional and complementary treatment options that align with the patient’s values and preferences.
  3. Preventive Care: Emphasis is placed on preventive care and lifestyle interventions to promote wellness, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and empower patients to take an active role in their health.
  4. Individualized Treatment: Treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s unique needs, considering their medical history, preferences, and goals for health and well-being.
  5. Multidisciplinary Team: In an integrative care model, a team of healthcare providers may include nurse practitioners, health coaches, chiropractors, mental health professionals, and other specialists working together to address the diverse needs of patients.
  6. Combination of Therapies: Patients may have access to a range of therapies and modalities, such as chiropractic, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, mind-body techniques such as meditation and breathwork, herbal medicine, and more, in addition to conventional medical treatments.

By incorporating integrative care principles into primary care settings, patients can benefit from a more holistic, patient-centered approach that considers the whole person and empowers individuals to take an active role in their health and well-being. The team approach at ASCEND incorporates all of the above and more!

Our providers, MELINDA HOWE MNA, CRNA, FNP-C and SALLY EBERLE MSN, FNP-C receive gold standard Functional medicine training via the Institute for Functional Medicine and are committed to an empowered, tailored plan to fit your needs.

Call today to get on our Primary Care schedule to start your integrative health journey!! (701) 852-5070