Primary care services at Cape Integrative Health are always highly individualized to meet your personal health goals. Great emphasis is placed on respecting and supporting your health beliefs and lifestyle. Our providers are highly educated in promoting health via an understanding of cellular function/a traditional Western medicine perspective and also through a variety of non-pharmaceutical approaches and diverse cultural/social health belief systems. This means that if you are seeking to reduce dependence on prescription medications we will support you in doing so!
Primary care providers at Cape Integrative address the social, emotional, spiritual and physical health of every person. In order to prevent disease and promote vibrant health we believe it is necessary to take an integrative approach. An integrative approach not only addresses the many different facets of each person but also welcomes, and interfaces with, many other modalities of care (including but not limited to chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine).
The primary care providers at Cape Integrative are nurse practitioners. An advanced practice nursing education emphasizes the whole person; mind, body and spirit. Nurse practitioners are trained to respect and support all people’s unique cultural beliefs and practices related to health. This means our providers are continually expanding their knowledge on different sociocultural health practices while also staying up to date on evidenced-based practice recommendations in Western medicine.
We seek to enhance your health by empowering you to cultivate your unique strengths. We believe in the innate power of the human mind, body, and spirit to heal and thrive.
Integrative or holistic health is often also referred to as Functional Medicine. Functional medicine does not solely focus on symptoms or one body system. For example, if you are having gastrointestinal symptoms, a functional medicine provider will also consider your emotional/social/spiritual health along with the function of every other body system in formulating a plan of care. Likewise, if you are suffering from anxiety or depression, you can expect a complete inquiry into your physical health/different body systems as well as other aspects of your life. Our physical body symptoms are all connected. Social, occupational, financial, and environmental health are also deeply connected to your overall health and always important considerations in when you are a patient at Cape Integrative Health!
What to Expect
New patient appointments are an hour long because we find it critical for providers to personally listen to your health history (rather than just rely on forms or questionnaires to obtain a health history) and examine the complex relationships between genetic factors, your unique environments and lifestyle characteristics.
You will never be pressured into any testing, programs, products or treatments; your values and beliefs guide every aspect of clinical decision making when you are a patient at Cape Integrative Health.