Kaushal B. Nanavati,
MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
Susan F. Levinsohn, MD
Wellness and Integrative Medicine Guiding you towards contentment and peace.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine combines conventional care with complementary therapies to provide an optimal plan for healing. Find out more about the philosophy of integrative medicine.
What is Complementary Medicine and how is it different than Alternative Medicine?
Complementary Medicine refers to therapies that are grounded in evidence that can be provided in addition to conventional or standard care. Alternative Medicine refers to practices people try instead of conventional care that may not be grounded in evidence.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is a state of being in good physical and mental health where you are free form illness, injury and pain. Wellness is something to be strived for and is the focus of our practice. During our visits, we encourage discussion about what wellness means to you and what we can do to help you to achieve your goals!
What resources are available to help me achieve wellness?
The four fundamentals of Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management and Spiritual wellness can be used as a guide to help you to achieve wellness. An example of this is Dr. Nanavati’s Core Four.
For diet and nutritional information, consider the Harvard Food plate.
For more information on National Healthcare Goals visit Healthy People 2020.
What are some Complementary therapies?
Complementary therapies include but are not limited to:
- Physical Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Herbal therapies
- Reiki/Energy therapy
- Spiritual care
- Chinese Medicine
When these therapies are utilized appropriately in conjunction with conventional care we find patients have a chance to heal and achieve contentment and peace.
How do I see an Integrative Doctor?
You can call our office at (315) 464-4686 and set you up a consultation. The initial appointment with me is one to two hours and we encourage you to bring in all of your medications, supplements, herbal remedies with you (the bottles) along with a detailed account of your health history.
Can an Integrative Doctor be my Family Doctor?
At this time, Dr. Nanavati is doing consultations in Integrative Medicine only and is not able to take on additional patients to be their Family Doctor. Dr. Nanavati's goal is to provide some guidance for you and your Family Doctor or Primary Care Provider on an Integrative approach to your care. Our practice is taking on new patients and our staff would be happy to help you establish care with one of our Family Medicine colleagues.