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video enabled telemedicine

Pivoting Your Practice to Telemedicine in the Pandemic and Beyond

Have you been considering pivoting your business so it enables you to work online with telemedicine and telehealth? This may be a wise decision. Working online makes more sense than ever for both practitioners and patients or clients. It has a lower cost for patients. It’s faster, more convenient, and

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career in integrative health

[Case Study] Negotiating Your Career in Integrative Health and Medicine

Managing a busy consultancy, I work on wide-ranging projects with a diverse collection of medical providers, administrators and small business owners. I always find working with mid-career physicians seeking to reposition their professional futures an especially rewarding assignment. Typically well-trained and board certified, these integrative, functional and lifestyle medicine practitioners possess

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The Integrative Health Business: ‘Administrators’ Versus ‘Builders’

I often see integrative and functional medicine business and organization leaders smothered from the weight of managing day-to-day operations: process and repetitive tasks allow neither adequate time nor sufficient resources to deal with strategic business development and execution. Rare are the super-competent administrators or business owners who are as savvy

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intentions

Intentions: A Major Source of Outcomes as Integrative Health Leaders

By Bonnie Horrigan / As we engage in mindfulness meditation, or in other inward-looking practices such as self-reflection or contemplative prayer, we gradually become aware of the deeper aspects of ourselves and how those aspects affect the reality in which we live.  One of those aspects — our intentions —

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Duke Integrative, Todays Practitioner, Adam Perlman

Living and Leading with Resilience, by Adam Perlman, MD

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH / Leaders in healthcare, as in all industries, have the responsibility to support employees’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This support can take many forms, but there is one challenge in particular that affects every corner of the workforce: stress. The Centers for Disease Control

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Inside Look at Establishing an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program

Editor’s Note: The following is from Alka Gupta, MD, and Chiti Parikh, MD, Co-Directors, Integrative Health and Wellbeing, New York-Presbyterian and Alumni of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Gupta and Parikh take readers through their plans, from inception to completion, to create an integrative healthcare program

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College Students’ Familiarity with CAM Supplements

With parents administering medicinal herbs to children as a preventive alternative to traditional drugs, the research team thought it would be interesting to assess the use of these products during the transition into adulthood through college life. The purpose of this study was to research college students’ perceptions of, familiarity with, and knowledge of herbal supplements in health promotion. Alternative Therapies, Vol. 18, No. 5 by by Caitlyn Zimmerman; Jay Kandiah, PhD, RD, CD

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Doctor patient communication

Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Practitioner-Patient Communication

One of the most useful tools in your medical kit isn’t the latest pharmaceutical, supplement or integrative therapy, it’s patient communication. A recent small study highlighted that when it comes to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans report widespread interest and usage (30-53%% for adults, 12% children), but too often

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Medical Words of the Year: Mindfulness in Medicine

Surreal is Webster’s Dictionary 2016 word of the year. From the Brussels and Paris attacks to the election, emotions were high and answers didn’t come easily. And, as we enter into a new year, the status of healthcare in American remains a bit of a mystery. If it were possible

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Want Dynamic Leadership? Find a Partner

By Bonnie Horrigan When conceptualizing the Leadership Program for Integrative Healthcare at Duke, a group of us were brainstorming what might make a leader in an integrative clinic different from a leader in a conventional healthcare setting.  We looked at the principles involved in integrative care and asked ourselves: Could

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