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Integrative Medicine

Indrani Raman, MD -  - Holistic Medicine

Excel Health MD

Indrani Raman, MD

Weight loss doctor, holistic medicine and nephrologist in located in Murphy, TX & Rockwall, TX

If you’re looking for a doctor who can help you enhance your health and wellness and reduce your risk of disease, and sees you as a whole person instead of focusing on your symptoms, holistic medicine might be right for you. At Excel Health MD, in Murphy and Rockwall, Texas, Indrani Raman, MD, combines her training and knowledge of both integrative and functional medicine services to help you to get to the root cause of disease pathology. Call Excel Health MD or make an appointment online to optimize your health today.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a patient-focused approach to health care that focuses on healing the body through optimizing overall health. 

It’s based on the idea that health is more than the absence of disease. The principles of integrative medicine include:

  • Practitioner and patients are partners in health
  • All health factors are considered including body, mind, spirit, and community
  • Use conventional and alternative therapies appropriately
  • Use noninvasive, natural interventions when possible 
  • Consider traditional and alternative therapies critically
  • Good medicine is based on good science
  • Broader concepts of health and prevention are as critical as treatment

Dr. Raman provides truly comprehensive, patient-focused consultations, giving you the time and attention needed to understand your health, lifestyle, and other factors that contribute to your overall wellness. 

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine offers a comprehensive approach to health care. Dr. Raman focuses on your overall wellness instead of fixating on a set of symptoms or a single disease. 

Your body is a complex machine, and all systems work together. Dr. Raman works to identify the root causes of your symptoms and aims to improve your overall health while also healing specific conditions. 

Ultimately, this approach means that you get more personalized attention. Additionally, as your health improves, your risk of disease decreases, your energy improves, and you enjoy an overall enhanced sense of well-being.

Another benefit of integrative medicine is that Dr. Raman doesn’t discount conventional or alternative treatments and combines carefully selected therapies to support your overall wellness. 

What should I expect during an integrative medicine consultation?

Dr. Raman sends you paperwork that you should fill out and return a week before your first assessment. During your initial integrative medicine consultation, you spend between 60-90 minutes with Dr. Raman. 

She collects a detailed personal and family medical history and inquires about your lifestyle, including diet, exercise, relationships, mental and emotional health, and more. 

Together, you identify aspects of your health that could be better and create a wellness plan to address those issues. For example, some of the conditions that often improve with integrative medicine include:

  • Prediabetes and diabetes
  • Stress, anxiety issues
  • Autoimmune diseases- Hashimoto’s, Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menopause
  • Hormonal imbalances

If you’re interested in integrative medicine, call Excel Health MD or make an appointment online today.