Integrative Medicine

Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, MI

Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine services offered in Grand Blanc, MI

Integrative practitioners use the most effective treatments from both conventional and complementary medicine. Michael Zielinski, DO, and Steven Galliway, PA-C, of Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan, specialize in using integrative medicine to offer their patients the most successful outcomes. You also benefit from being able to choose rather than restricting your treatment to one approach. To find out more, call Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

Integrative Medicine Q&A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a comprehensive health care philosophy that uses conventional and complementary approaches:

Conventional medicine

Conventional medicine uses clinical evidence gained from extensive research to find better medications and treatment techniques. 

It has been responsible for immense advances in medical care, from vaccinations that prevent millions of deaths to advanced surgeries for patients with life-threatening heart and brain disorders.

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies focus on natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments. They use approaches that conventional doctors understand offer significant benefits to their patients. For example, conventional orthopedic specialists often recommend chiropractic manipulation for spinal disorders.

Some complementary therapies also have a sound evidence base, but alternative medicine is less well-proven. Homeopathy is an example of an alternative treatment that many people find beneficial, even though there’s no scientific basis for its effectiveness.

Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care’s providers use a combination of treatments that offer you the benefits of both approaches to medicine.

How does integrative medicine shape my treatment?

The integrative medicine process begins with a comprehensive evaluation. In addition to a physical exam and medical history review, your doctor runs various tests. The practice has relationships with conventional laboratories and can also arrange advanced testing when required.

Using the detailed information they glean from testing, your doctor can determine the root cause of your health concerns. They develop an individualized, therapeutic care plan for you using both conventional and complementary treatments.

Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care works with Fullscript™ supplement distributors. This enables your provider to prescribe the specific nutrients you need to address any issues found on your advanced test results.

What conditions benefit from integrative medicine?

All health problems benefit from the integrative medicine approach. Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care helps patients suffering from multiple conditions, including:

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Leaky gut
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Mold exposure
  • Joint pain
  • Allergies
  • Dementia

Your integrative medicine provider gives you a choice of treatments. For example, you could use conventional medications to relieve chronic pain but have the option to try complementary therapies like acupuncture as well.

To benefit from Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care’s enlightened approach to health care, call the office today or book an appointment online.