Integrative Medicine Doctor | Chicago, IL
Treat Your Whole Body, Not Symptoms, with Chicago's Top Integrative Medicine MDs
At XSculpt, Integrative Medicine focuses on treating the whole body, not just the symptoms. Integrative Medicine may be a good option for you if you have a condition that conventional medicine has not been able to address. Maybe you're interested in exploring different approaches to wellness and prevention. Or perhaps you just want to enhance the care you are already receiving! Whatever your reasons, Integrative Medicine at XSculpt can provide you with the necessary tools and guidance to help you achieve optimal health for a long and happy life!
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As a child growing up in Fortaleza, Brazil, I always knew I wanted to be a doctor. During my journey of becoming a doctor, I found myself more interested in practicing functional medicine. Getting to know my patients, their lifestyle and health history allows me to provide the highest quality of care and develop a unique plan for each and every patient I serve. Traditional medicine too often focuses on treating a problem or a symptom. But how do we prevent it? How do we identify the root cause? More importantly, what can we do to optimize your health and keep it?
I have been practicing in the Chicago area for over 10 years and have seen the health system become increasingly broken and impersonal.
I believe that practicing integrative medicine, and providing a holistic approach will lead to a higher level of care and ultimately better health outcomes.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FAQ
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is a broad term for personalized care that focuses on the whole person, is based on a strong patient-physician relationship and includes non conventional medicine modalities. Integrative medicine includes many forms of appropriate therapeutic approaches provided by different professionals. It integrates complementary and alternative approaches to treat and prevent diseases recognizing values that promote and sustain a healing environment.
What is the difference between functional medicine, alternative medicine and integrative medicine?
Functional medicine and Integrative medicine are not the same. Integrative medicine is a broad category that includes all forms of non conventional, complementary alternative medicine. Functional medicine has some of the same values of Integrative medicine but it includes extensive laboratory testing(i.e. blood, saliva and stool tests) to find the root cause of the symptoms. Both Integrative and Functional medicine may use herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals to treat and prevent disease.
What are some examples of integrative medicine?
Some examples of what Integrative medicine may include things like supplements (vitamins, minerals, and herbals to optimize health or treat disease), acupuncture, manipulation (osteopathic or chiropractic), mind-body techniques (yoga and meditation), massage and lifestyle changes (diet and exercise).
Some conditions we can help with include:
- Autoimmune conditions — including celiac disease and thyroid conditions.
- Pain relief and fatigue — including chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia and headaches.
- Preventive care for stress management, diet and lifestyle change
- Weight management — including weight loss or gain
- Women’s health — including perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis and estrogen metabolism
Is Integrative Medicine the same as Primary Care?
Many Primary Care Physicians practice Integrative medicine but not all. The job of a Primary care physician is to provide preventative care and treat most common diseases with or without the help of Integrative Medicine. Many patients are now looking for Physicians who do practice integrative medicine along with conventional medicine because together they can provide better health outcomes.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Your first visit with your Integrative Primary Care Physician will include a thorough evaluation of your medical history, a physical and any testing that would be needed. You will be able to discuss your health concerns and goals in depth. Because each patient will receive care that is personalized, you will receive more face time with your doctor unlike traditional practices where the average time a person gets with their doctor is 20 minutes.
Can I use insurance?
Many practitioners that provide personalized, concierge medicine, and integrative medicine do not charge insurances. Insurance companies do not yet pay for the extra time spent on patients in order to provide care that is tailored specific to you. Studies have demonstrated enhanced patient satisfaction, compliance, and health outcomes when physicians and patients work together in this kind of practice type.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. Please schedule your consultation with our Integrative Medicine provider Dr. Tatiana Batista by giving our office a call at 833-972-8578 or email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you to schedule an appointment. Spaces are limited to ensure each of our patients receive the best one on one and personalized care possible!