10 things to look for in an Integrative Doctor

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  1. A commitment to evidence based medicine. Is the doctor publishing? Are references to leading medical journals emphasized and freely displayed?
  2. Nutrition and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of Rx
  3. Environmental factors are always considered
  4. Detoxification is always implemented.
  5. Supplements and prescription drugs are not pushed.
  6. Hormonal treatment is only prescribed when appropriate testing indicates a problem. Far too many practitioners over prescribe hormones (thyroid, sex hormones) as a treatment for practically ALL conditions. While some improvement may be noted at first, this is a stopgap measure that never ends well.
  7. Testing is held to a minimum. All too often unnecessary testing is undertaken to increase fees and follow ups. This is particularly true of Sex Hormone Replacement. It can be done with no testing if a thorough interview is implemented.
  8. Gut issues are always discussed, along with its relation to the Immune system and the Brain-Gut connection.
  9. Mind-Body issues are always emphasized.
  10. Fees are reasonable. Avoid expensive Boutique practices.
Hugo Rodier, MD is an integrative physician based in Draper, Utah who specializes in healing chronic disease at the cellular level by blending proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, & allopathic practices when necessary.

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