GW Center for Integrative Medicine

“Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” 

The pathway to healing is unique to each patient. Our role is to guide every patient along his or her own path. Each patient is viewed and assessed in the areas of mind, body and spirit. Every patient is a person, beyond the confines of any disease, and our treatments care for the whole person.

While the concept of wellness is usually not a part of conventional medicine, it is important to most of us. We believe our role is to help patients re-establish wellness in their life. We often begin motivating patients to take slow steps towards wellness at the first visit. In our work we follow the Wellness Wheel Model accepted by the National Wellness Institute in 2000.