We support health and manage illness with minimal use of drugs, and recommend surgery only when necessary.
Some patients decline all medications and all invasive procedures. Some patients accept recommendations for medications or procedures. Whatever your views, we will work with you.
Our aim is to inform you of all relevant medical options and help you chose the most appropriate course of action. We are expert in lifestyle changes and the adoption of life-promoting activities.
Conventional medicine tends to label all health problems as diseases, and to treat them all with chemical cures. At times the cure becomes worse than the disease.
Some alternative practitioners avoid drugs entirely, but we believe it’s important to have expertise in conventional as well as alternative therapies, and to be able to determine when drugs and surgery can be deferred, when and how drugs may be withdrawn, and when they should be employed.
We often see people respond more positively to life-style changes and targeted nutritional supplements than to an array of drugs.
Older patients, particularly those on multiple prescriptions, frequently fare better when those drugs can be reduced. Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, arthritis, fatigue, depression, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders can often be managed without drugs. Many patients with these problems have been able to reduce or discontinue drugs entirely.
Drugs and surgery may be necessary and useful, but can also be hazardous. With care, judgment, and knowledge we assist you in making the best choice.
Come in and talk to us. We’ll listen.