Integrative Medical Doctor
Integrative Medical Doctor in Cape Town, Dr Anamika Jithoo
MBChB (UKZN) MPH (UCT cum laude) PhD (Med UCT)
An Integrative Medical Doctor, often referred to as an Integrative Medicine Physician, is a healthcare professional who combines conventional medicine with alternative and complementary therapies to create a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care. These doctors emphasize the importance of treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—rather than focusing solely on symptoms or isolated medical conditions. Integrative Medical Doctors undergo training in both conventional medicine and complementary therapies, allowing them to draw from a broad range of medical modalities to tailor treatment plans to individual patient needs.
Integrative Medical Doctors often prioritize preventive care and lifestyle modifications, recognizing the significance of factors such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, and emotional well-being in overall health. They may incorporate practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, mindfulness, and nutritional counseling into their treatment plans, in addition to conventional medical interventions. By blending the best of both conventional and alternative medicine, these physicians aim to address the root causes of illness and promote wellness, fostering a partnership with patients to actively engage them in their own healthcare journey.
The integrative approach adopted by these doctors is patient-centered and acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual, recognizing that health and healing are influenced by a combination of factors. This approach often involves longer consultation times, allowing the Integrative Medical Doctor to thoroughly understand the patient’s history, lifestyle, and goals. By embracing a holistic perspective, Integrative Medical Doctors contribute to a paradigm shift in healthcare, fostering a more personalized and comprehensive approach to medicine that empowers patients to take an active role in their health and well-being.
Call Dr. Anamika Jithoo on 060 452 7485
Address: Ground Floor, North Wing, Belmont Square, 21 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town