Today there are so many people in the integrative healthcare field it may be hard for you to decide where to go to receive the best possible care. There are also so many therapies, finding the right one is also a challenge. So where do you start, who do you call? I’m going to give you some very helpful suggestions, things to look for and information on how to choose the right place for you.
First, let’s take a look at the therapies because that will have a lot to do with your overall choice. You will want to find a place that offers several different types of therapies which target a wide range of imbalances, so that you can get more done there, instead of going to several places. Also, it’s important to ask about studies, have studies been done on the effectiveness of the therapy? Always go with evidence based therapies, otherwise you may be wasting your time and money. There are a few organizations which study alternative therapies for example, ACAM (American College for the Advancement in Medicine). ACAM researches Oxygen/Ozone, Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamin C IV Therapy, Chelation and many more, they have studies on the effectiveness and the best part of all is that Medical Doctors are doing the research. Also, the IOA (International Ozone Association) is a worldwide organization that researches only Oxygen/Ozone Therapy. They are always current on the uses and effectiveness of Oxygen/Ozone Therapy. The International Hyperbarics Association (IHA) provides annual conferences with presentations from the leaders within hyperbaric medicine. Each year we gather this information and bring it into our practice to benefit our patients.
Next, let’s look at the education of the practitioner. The more education the better, we have a medical director who is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner that oversees the practice. This ensures that we can provide the best quality of care possible.
Last, let’s look at the clinic itself. How are things done? Will you fall through the cracks because the practice is so big that you’re just another face? Do you get personalized attention from your practitioner because they genuinely care about you? There’s nothing wrong with a busy practice as long as you get the care you deserve. Finding the right place may not be easy, when you do find it, you’ll know. I invite you to call our office to enquire about our services, become part of our practice and part of our family.