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How to Measure Nothing

In health care, if you do not name and document a problem or a process, it remains invisible. It might as well be nothing.  The biggest problem we have for […]

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New Guidelines for Integrative Care of Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression

How You Can Use the ASCO-SIO Review and Guidelines Recently, I wrote about using the American Society for Clinical Oncology and Society for Integrative Oncology’s (ASCO-SIO) joint guidelines on integrative […]

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NEJM Roundtable Report Now Available on Financing Health

America’s health care spending is more than double the per capita average of other high-income countries, yet health outcomes and life expectancy in the United States lag considerably. How can […]

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The Tipping Point for Healing

I’ve often wondered what will be the first signs that our health care system in the U.S. is shifting toward whole person, preventative care. The first hint I got that […]

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7 Ways to Get Started in Integrative Primary Care

Integrative primary care is the coordinated delivery of evidence-based conventional medical care, complementary medicine and lifestyle medicine within a primary care practice. Incorporating integrative medicine into mainstream primary care practices […]

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How One Doctor Helped Change the Way Patients Experience Primary Care

As a primary care provider in San Francisco’s Mission District for 32 years, Dr. Bodenheimer took care of low-income, mostly Latina patients. He did his best to make their lives […]

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Ease Your Labor And Delivery With An Integrative Health Approach

Epidurals, spinal anesthesia, and analgesics work well against labor pains. However, they do have some side effects including nausea and vomiting as well as increasing the chance that some assisted birth […]

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Op Ed: More providers need to embrace integrative health approach

Artist's rendition of Future UCI Building

“Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health. That is—or should be—the goal of healthcare. […]

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Ask Dr. Jonas: A New Prescription for Medical Education

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How would you describe your own medical education? I studied medicine in the late ’70s to the early ’80s and received the typical American mainstream medical education of the time. […]

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Look Beyond the SOAP Note

As a primary care provider, I’ve found that the SOAP note is too narrow to effectively grasp the causes of and approaches needed for many of the conditions I see – conditions like chronic pain, obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

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