Dr. Stephen Grable
Complementary Care Center was opened in 1996. I am a board-certified internal medicine doctor. I have five years' experience in a hospital-based practice, treating patients using a conventional model, pharmaceuticals were used to treat symptoms and it became evident to me that using chemicals after chemicals to modify physical or mental physiology, was not optimal.
I then became fully trained in five element acupuncture (although no longer practicing) which led to a 20 year exploration in what has been coined "functional medicine". I spent thousands of hours studying various aspects of holistic medicine to be a natural doctor.
This is were I came up with our clinic's unique approach. I truly wanted to look at the body, mind and spirit. By searching for and identifying root cause I believe we can begin the healing process.
We see a wide variety of patients from someone seeking improved general health to those with chronic fatigue syndrome. We also provide additional assistance with disorders such as autoimmune disease, cancer and chronic pain. Essentially any problem that you have can be improved by identifying and balancing hormones, nutritional deficiencies, detoxifying and helping with emotional issues.
Conventional doctors mean well, but they are simply following what they are taught at meetings and in journals that are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Due to insurance and the time constraints, physicians feel under great pressure to quickly come to a diagnosis. A study by Beckman in 1984 revealed that doctors, on average, interrupt patients after only 18 seconds. This stifles communication, makes patients feel they are not being heard and most importantly, makes it very difficult to come to an accurate diagnosis.
Once conventional doctors reach a diagnosis, they pull out their prescription pad, which is a signal that the office visit is over.
How many of you have experienced a physician who does not even sit down with you?
How many of you wait anywhere from 1 to 3 hours or more in the proverbial 'waiting room'?
Not here at my practice. I thrive on listening to my patients, reviewing their medical history and by trying to find the root cause of their problems.
Most patients would agree that using common sense is always the best approach. By keeping up with both conventional and alternative medicine, I can offer the best of both worlds.
More and more physicians are 'seeing the light', go out take a weekend course and come back claiming to be holistic physicians. I have set myself apart by having a vast educational and clinical experience. I hope to meet you soon and we can start your healing journey together.
Dr. Stephen E. Grable