Unfortunately, this is the norm. Of course, holistic wellness is a threat to medical doctors, which is while is referred to as “woo-woo” or quackery.
On the other hand, the pandemic is causing some doctors to rethink their traditional medical offerings as many are moving into integrative medicine. Some were already doing heavily into such prior to pandemic. Simply put, integrative medicine clinics are where licensed medical doctors offer billable holistic techniques alongside the other area in which they received their MD training. Per PerMed Central – an online research database ran by the U.S. National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), integrative medicine is defined as:
Practicing medicine in a way that selectively incorporates elements of complementary and alternative medicine into comprehensive treatment plans alongside solidly orthodox methods of diagnosis and treatment.
In the Shreveport-Bossier area, there are a few integrative medicine doctors like Dr. Nicole Cotter, who focuses on integrative arthritis consultations, and Dr. Karen Pendleton of Pair O’Docs, a lifestyle medicine doctor. We’ll add to this list; however, we do not endorse anyone listed here nor are we in a position to do so. The choice for who you see is totally up to you, right? RIGHT!!! 👍