Being a chronic pain patient myself I know first hand how difficult it can be to manage life and maintain health while dealing with one or multiple chronic conditions. After spending more than 30 years of my life in medical practice, when I look back and reflect on what ways of treatment are the most helpful, I can tell patient self-management education sits high on that list.
Learning about managing your health, preventing diseases and improving the chronic health conditions play a central role in gaining control of your health and your life. Through this process one changes position from passively seeking cure into becoming an active member in their circle of care and taking control of their journey to recovery.
The recent popular acceptance of online care and education has provided us with a unique opportunity to lift the barriers to care. My hope is that by providing the virtual platform for care and education, patients can have better and quicker access to comprehensive care. We all need to learn about our health and how to improve it, especially when dealing with chronic illnesses.
Human’s health is a multi-faceted subject that incorporates all factors from nutrition-diet, activity, sleep, mental wellness and spiritual function to social activities and environmental factors. Because of this diverse nature of factors, there is no one modality of treatment that can respond to the whole person’s health question. One needs to look at the whole picture in order to provide a proper answer to the whole person’s question. A total wellness solution is needed.
At our clinic we are providing both in person and virtual Integrative Wellness and Health Programs to our patients. We cover essential subject relevant to one’s proper health: Nutrition and Diet, Exercise, Weight and Beauty, Mental Wellness, Sleep Hygiene, environmental factors and healthy solutions for environmental factors.
We combine patient education sessions followed by physician encounters, supported by health management webinars and complemented by my wellness coach Application. This approach provides our patients with a comprehensive health education experience and helps them build new skills for taking control of their health.
Currently we are focusing on two groups of patients:
- Chronic pain patients. Close to 20% of population deal with some sort of chronic pain during their lifetime. Multi-disciplinary pain management has been the philosophy of our clinic since it’s establishment in 2002. We have had multiple clinical studies and publications at our clinic that demonstrated the positive effects of online education for betterment of treatment outcomes. This is a area of core expertise for our group.
- Post COVID-19 syndrome: Tens of millions of people have been affected by COVID-19 and among the majority that have recuperated many are suffering from chronic conditions. It appears that the inflammatory storm that happens during the acute phase can affect different parts of body leaving them with chronic impairments.
Our Integrative Wellness and Health Programs are designed to deal with the whole person’s Wellness and Health needs.