Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that emphasizes patient-centered care and the importance of the physician patient relationship. Its focus is on the whole person, rather than segmented areas, and makes use of a multitude of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and healing disciplines to achieve recovery from illness and restoration of optimal health.
Steven Bock, M.D. has been practicing integrative medicine for over 35 years. He attended New York Medical College and received his M.D. in 1971. He was Board Certified in Family Practice in 1977 and is certified in Acupuncture. Dr. Bock was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Rhinebeck Health Center. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Practice, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Acupuncture and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bock's medical practice merges traditional medicine with alternative and complementary medicine, combining the modalities of acupuncture, functional and nutritional medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine and environmental medicine into an integrated medical model for optimal wellness. Books and Press "Stay Young the Melatonin Way" was Dr. Bock's first book, published in 1995 by Dutton. He has co-authored 2 books entitled "Natural Relief of Your Child's Asthma", published in 1999 by Harper Collins and his third book "The Germ Survival Guide", along with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH as well, published in 2003 by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Bock has written for local and national newspapers, and lectured locally and nationally. He has appeared on local and national media including the ABC news show, 20/20, and various other radio and TV programs.