Integrative Medicine Consultation

What is an integrative medicine consultation?

In integrative medicine, the focus is on finding the root cause of health concerns and partnering with patients and their primary care providers to determine how best to support the journey to health and wholeness. During an integrative medicine consultation, the first priority is to understand all that is unique about you - from goals and motivation, to current health status and physiology, to the context leading up to and surrounding your life today. Together we will identify not only your challenges, but also your many strengths, so that we can leverage these to help you achieve your goals.

We will then develop a personalized plan that may involve: further diagnostic testing, lifestyle modifications, addition of select, targeted supplements and/or the use of additional traditional medicine or complementary modalities. Our recommendations are informed by evidence from medical literature, with close attention to safety and efficacy.

Conditions aided by integrative medicine

Anyone who desires optimal health and vitality could benefit from an integrative medicine consultation. Some examples of the conditions for which an integrative approach can be very helpful include:

  • chronic pain
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • issues relating to autoimmunity
  • inflammation
  • allergies
  • cardiovascular disease
  • high blood pressure
  • fatigue, insomnia
  • fibromyalgia
  • insulin resistance
  • neurologic issues
  • healthy aging
  • headaches
  • personal growth and development
  • daily life stress
  • serious illness
  • preconception health
  • anxiety/depression

This is a consultative service and is not intended to replace the very important services provided by your primary physician. We will be happy to communicate with your primary physician, to ensure that we are working as a team to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. If you do not currently have a primary care provider, we would be happy to link you with one of our select Beaumont physicians.

Meet our new Medical Director of Integrative Medicine - Dr. Maureen Anderson

Dr. Anderson has been with Beaumont for many years as an Emergency Center physician at Troy, as well as holding medical administration positions at Beaumont and Henry Ford. She is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, with additional education in Functional Medicine.

She will offer patients Integrative Medicine M.D. consults at both Royal Oak and Troy. These appointments will focus on finding the root cause of health concerns, and partnering with patients and their primary care providers to determine how best to support the journey to health and wholeness. This includes a comprehensive history and physical exam.

Dr. Anderson will also have medical oversight for more than 50 practitioners, including all specialties: acupuncture, clinical massage, naturopathic medicine, reiki and guided imagery.