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Integrative Medicine Physician Consultations

Making an Appointment

(608) 265-0280

 

For First-Time Patients

Please bring your completed Client Information Form (pdf) to your first appointment.

 

Consultation Locations

Integrative Medicine Clinic

UW Health Integrative Medicine specialists provide medical consultations for:
  • People who want a recommendation for disease prevention, longevity, wellness or life enhancement
  • People who have complex medical conditions such as cancer, chronic pain or fatigue, autoimmune disease, heart disease or other chronic illness 

Consultations are provided by physicians who integrate both traditional and complementary therapies towards the facilitation of health and healing. Insight developed in the consultation also might be used to direct patients to the most relevant UW Health professionals.

 

We do not provide:
  • Intra-venous or chelation therapy
  • Primary care services at this clinic location 
Your First Appointment
 
At your first appointment, you will meet with the physician for about 60 minutes. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late we may need to reschedule your appointment.
 
The physician will review your Client Information Form (pdf) with you as well as:
  • Identify your goals and expectations
  • Hear your story and determine the nature of your current medical problems and coping resources
  • Develop insight and an understanding of your uniqueness
  • Understand your past experience with complementary treatments
  • Decide whether any further diagnostic evaluation is needed 

Dr. David Rakel, director of UW Health's Integrative Medicine program, explains what you can expect through your integrative medicine consultation.
 
Follow-up Visits
 
After the initial evaluation, you will need to schedule a follow-up visit. At this visit, you will receive an in-depth assessment of your current situation, as well as recommendations for a personalized wellness plan. Most people have one to three visits, based on need.
 

Insurance

 

Please contact your insurance provider to discuss reimbursement. We also accept fee-for-service payment.

 

Consultative Service/Coordinated Care
 
We believe that your health care and the practitioners you choose are personal and should meet your diverse physical, emotional, spiritual, social and economic needs. We will work in partnership with you and your health care providers to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.

We are a consultative service and seek to educate and collaborate with you and your health care providers in planning for your care. You should have a primary care physician to provide a regular source of care and routine/annual prevention exams, since we cannot assume that important role at this time. We are available for scheduled follow-up visits, but not for emergencies or urgent care needs.

We are happy to provide documentation of your visits with us to your primary care provider in order to facilitate consistency and collaboration of your care. Integrative medicine consultations are available by physician referral or self-referral to our clinic.