Our version of integrative medicine is simply good medicine. It involves making as much effective-evidence-based therapies available to our patients and teaching clinicians and residents how to make this practical in the office visit.
What is IM4US?
IM4US is Integrative Medicine for the UnderServed. Integrative Medicine is often thought of as "boutique medicine" because it is often limited to those who have the extra money to afford it. We have started a movement and joined forces with people from around the nation and Canada to see out best practices, share handouts, talks, and collaborate on projects. Friend them on Facebook (IM4U) and check out the website at im4us.org for hundreds of handouts, talks, and links.
We use a simple way to start transforming the thinking of traditionally trained clinicians called the IM Treatment Pyramid. It starts with what we already do well, diagnose disease, and then helps people organize and design a treatment plan based on the patients needs, resources, and beliefs. As a clinicans' 'tool box' grows, so do the treatment options.