Unfortunately, this is the norm. Not all doctors are open to holistic medicine and will deem it quackery.
On the other hand, the pandemic is causing some doctors to rethink their medical offerings and many are moving into integrative medicine. Some were already doing that pre-pandemic.
Integrative medicine clinics are where licensed medical doctors run holistic techniques alongside their medically-trained area to treat their patients.
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.
There are a few integrative medicine doctors in the Shreveport-Bossier area such as Dr. Nicole Cotter, who focuses on integrative arthritis consultations, and lifestyle medicine doctor, Dr. Karen Pendleton of Pair O’Docs. We will 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!!! 👍