Complementary Care Center was opened in 1996 by Dr. Stephen E. Grable, a board-certified internal medicine doctor. Although he had 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 Dr. Grable that using chemicals after chemicals to modify physical or mental physiology, was not optimal.Dr. Grable 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". He has spent thousands of hours studying various aspects of holistic medicine.Our clinic is unique in its approach to truly looking at the body, mind and spirit. We spend 45 minutes with new patients who have filled out an extensive questionnaire. By searching for and identifying root cause, one 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'?At Complementary Care Center, we do not overbook, and Dr.Grable tries very hard to stay on schedule because your time is very valuable. We take great pains to treat your problems using nutrition, homeopathy, herds and various forms of energy medicine. If after an exhaustive trail is completed you have not seen improvement (unusual), we can resort to medication. Dr.Grable does not believe that alternative and conventional medicines are mutually exclusive. If for example you had strep throat, we might use various nutraceuticals as well as an antibiotic. Most patients would agree that using common sense is always the best approach. By keeping up with both conventional and alternative medicine, we 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. Dr. Grable sets himself apart by having a vast educational and clinical experience.