Integrative Health Group Visits As Core Delivery Strategies
May 3, 2016
Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, the organization of 68 academic medical centers promoting the integrative model. The two speakers were Katherine Gergen-Barnett, MD (pictured right) with Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Ilana Seidel, MD (pictured below) from George Washington University Medical School.The growing exploration of “integrative health group visits” as core delivery strategies has developed from a need to consider strategies for cost savings as well as a number of other reasons including the following:
- A focus on education and empowerment in integrative health and medicine.
- Evidence that adults learn best when they are not merely being passive recipients
- The whole person philosophy that success in creating health is ultimately in the hands of the individual seeking care rather than the practitioner who provides it