The Oath to "First do no harm" means much more to an Integrative Doctor. Conventional doctors are desensitized to the potential side effects of prescription drugs and some testing procedures. They are aware of no other option and must do something, so they do what they were trained to do; this usually is to prescribe the latest Rx medicine. An Integrative or Naturopathic doctor has an understanding of health and disease that provides options that restore normal physiology rather than undermining health with drugs that block symptoms and hence healing mechanisms.
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Being a graduate of the Penn State University College of Medicine at Hershey, PA and a survivor of the arduous Family Medicine Residency Program at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, I am well trained in allopathic medicine. This education is the framework on which I have built my broad based diverse practice of medicine. In addition to prescription medications and diagnostic tests used by all doctors, I utilize herbs, nutrients, nutraceuticals, detoxification protocols, intravenous nutrients and medicines, EDTA chelation therapy, diet modification, exercise prescriptions progressive laboratory testing. When safer and more effective alternative therapies are available, more toxic and symptom suppressing drugs are avoided. When prescription meds, diagnostic tests and procedures including surgery are needed, they are prescribed. Often choices are presented to the patient.