What is an Integrative Healthcare Practitioner?

At Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we believe in a comprehensive and innovative approach to healthcare. Our team of dedicated professionals is passionate about delivering every patient the best possible results for their cardiac or vascular conditions and maintain a high quality of life. To learn more about integrative healthcare practitioners, continue reading below. 

What is Integrative Healthcare?

Integrative healthcare aims to combine both conventional and complementary approaches to medicine. Our practice emphasizes a patient-focused approach to identifying and treating vascular and cardiac conditions using functional medicine and evidence-based care. Here are some of the defining principles of integrative medicine:

  • Both patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process. 
  • Providers address the whole person in the context of their habits, life, beliefs, likes, and dislikes. 
  • Every factor that influences the patient’s disease, health, and wellness is taken into consideration. 
  • Integrative medicine is open to new paradigms. 
  • Natural and less invasive treatments should be used whenever possible. 

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine embodies many of the same principles as integrative medicine but also employs an approach that works to understand and identify the root cause of a disease. Functional medicine providers utilize a patient-centered approach to care. Our team will gather information from listening to you and evaluating your medical history and use this information to identify the causes of your illness, including triggers like stress, nutrition, allergens, and genetics. Once we can identify your triggers, we can work together with you to create a healthy plan that will maximize wellness. 

An integrative healthcare practitioner is someone that uses a combination of modern healthcare practices to facilitate healing and promote health. Our team aims to treat the whole person rather than just the disease. We understand that if you are suffering from a heart condition, it can be hard to think about other aspects of your health. We believe in empowering patients to help them set out on a path to optimal health and function for life. 

Contact ICCLI!

At Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we strive to stay at the forefront of healthcare by embracing functional and integrative medicine. We will work with you to create a well-rounded treatment plan to address your cardiac and vascular conditions. Contact us today to begin your health and wellness journey! 

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