For many years, the use of surgery and synthetic drugs was known simply as “medicine” in the Western world, but today, patients have discovered alternative treatments that are often less invasive and cheaper than conventional medicine.
Integrative medicine, for instance, accounts for the body, mind, and spirit in order to identify the best therapies for healing. Doctors of integrative medicine are known for using natural, effective, and less invasive interventions whenever possible, and conventional medicine when needed, while also promoting health and prevention of illness. These doctors recognize that strong medicine is based in science and constantly evolving inquiry to better understand the human body and mind.
Patients who seek integrative medicine will find that lifestyle changes, smart diet decisions, natural herbs and vitamins, acupuncture, and other safe and preventative measures form the foundation of health, while a strategic blend of conventional and alternative treatments work to tackle specific health issues. Overall, integrative medicine treats the whole person, not just the disease, which has helped it soar to popularity in recent years.
But for a patient who is just delving into integrative medicine, it can be tricky to find a talented, trustworthy, experienced doctor. Newsmax Health tackled this problem by creating a list of the “Top 100 Physicians Who Embrace Integrative Medicine.” If you live in the Tampa or St. Petersburg, Florida areas, then Dr. Susan Beaven, M.D of Herman Wellness is the best doctor of integrative medicine for you. She made it into Newsmax’s list next to well-respected names in the integrative medicine realm like Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Al Sears.
As a Diplomat of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Dr. Beaven specializes in everything from autoimmune problems and heart health to digestive disorders, cancer screening, and bio-identical hormones. For patients looking to transform their health and prevent future problems, Dr. Beaven and integrative medicine can make all the difference.