Wake Forest Baptist Opens Integrative Medicine Clinic

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2017 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is now offering a range of wellness and medical therapies at a single patient-friendly location, providing patients the opportunity to improve health and well-being by pairing integrative medicine with their conventional treatments.

Physicians and other practitioners at Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine – Highland Oaks, located near Hanes Mall at 755 Highland Oaks Drive, provide new services of integrative medicine consultations, acupuncture, Healing Touch therapy and non-pharmacological attention deficit disorder management. Services already offered by the Medical Center that also will be provided at this new location are pain-management and psychology services, as well as nutrition and neurology consultations.

“This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and lifestyle factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, M.D., the clinic’s medical director. “We emphasize the therapeutic relationship between patient and provider, offering individualized care intended to meet the patient’s values and goals and grounded in good science.

“Our experienced physicians and healers partner with patients, their conventional health care providers and experts within Wake Forest Baptist to determine which services are right for each individual. We can provide many of those services, to complement the treatment that the patient may already be receiving and to improve their overall health and well-being.”

The new clinic is closely affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist’s Center for Integrative Medicine, a multidisciplinary entity that oversees research, educational and community outreach activities focusing on diverse approaches to wellness and healing, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation, massage therapy, tai chi and yoga.

“Integrative medicine emphasizes the wellness of the whole person, with special emphasis on mental and spiritual health,” said Remy Coeytaux, M.D., Ph.D., the center’s director. “Our center will be a great resource for the clinic, and the clinic adds a new dimension of care for the Medical Center and the community.”

Integrative Medicine – Highland Oaks is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 888-716-WAKE. Additional information about the clinic, including directions and profiles of its practitioners, is available online at www.wakehealth.edu/Integrative-Medicine/

SOURCE: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center