Integrative Medicine

Partridge Comprehensive Health Services Inc.

Evelyn Partridge, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Philadelphia, PA

When it comes to fighting disease, you want to recover quickly and thoroughly. Dr. Evelyn Partridge wants the same thing for you, so she strives to help you achieve your optimal health and well-being. If you desire better health or want to get off medications, there are strategies to help you. Contact Partridge Comprehensive Health Services in Philadelphia today to make an appointment and learn how to achieve optimal health.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine looks at health not merely as the absence of disease, but also as a combination of social and mental fitness. Any practitioner of integrative medicine will consider the whole person, including their lifestyle, history, family, living conditions, and more before carrying out a course of treatment.

Dr. Partridge considers all these factors so she can not only make an accurate diagnosis but construct a treatment plan that's unique to her patient.   

What is integrative medicine based on?

Several principles guide practitioners of integrative medicine. First and foremost, you and Dr. Partridge are partners in your healing. Neither of you are going it alone.

Dr. Partridge will use any available methods, conventional or alternative, to achieve and maintain your health because she knows that good medicine is based on good science and is open to new ideas.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, integrative medicine and its practitioners continuously strive to explore and pursue their development mindfully, both as people and as physicians.

Is integrative medicine the same as alternative medicine?

Integrative medicine isn't the same as alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to approaches that are used in place of conventional therapies. Integrative medicine, by contrast, combines conventional medicine with other approaches.

Integrative medicine is not intended to replace conventional treatment, but to use all available approaches to give you the best results and to help relieve your pain and discomfort.

How does integrative medicine work?

Integrative medicine seeks to restore and maintain health and wellness across your whole lifespan by understanding your unique circumstances and experiences. Thus, integrative medicine goes beyond treating specific illnesses or symptoms.

Practitioners of integrative medicine like Dr. Partridge consider all factors that affect your health. These include your physical health, your emotional and mental state, your spiritual state, and your social environment. By doing this, she can develop a personalized care plan for you.

Do you want a doctor who is open to new things and considers your whole person as she works with you? If you answered yes, then contact us at Partridge Compressive Health Services and make an appointment to see Dr. Partridge. You’ll be glad you did.