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Integrated Primary Care offers exceptional, personalized integrated preventive and primary care to help you optimizing your health. Monterey Bay Center for Integrated Health professionals work in partnership with you so they can understand what you need, and how to help you live every day of your life in your very best health.
As a patient in our primary care practice, you are assured that your immediate health concerns are addressed and handled. At the same time, we work with you to understand the deeper causes of your health conditions in order to help prevent further issues and develop strategies for self-care that you can use now and throughout your life. Our focus is on prevention and reversing chronic conditions and providing you with continuity of care planning and management.
The Monterey Bay Center for Integrated Health providers take the time you need to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed, whenever they arise. New patient visits and annual physicals are up to one hour; return visits are up to 30 minutes.
Our primary care providers are also proficient in many common outpatient procedures, including:
- Health Risk Assessments
- Medication Review
- Nutrition Assessment
- Health and Wellness Counseling
- Proven Weight Loss Protocols
- Fitness Assessment and Planning
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Pain Management
- Preventive Care
- Continuity of Care Planning and Management
The Center for Integrated Health accepts most insurance policies for these services. Please check your health insurance policy to determine if prior authorization is required.
Women’s health needs are different across the lifespan. It’s important to take this into account when caring for women of different ages. To help you stay healthy and promote wellness we will ask you to fill out a comprehensive history that assesses your nutritional status, physical activity, use of supplements and medications and spiritual life. We put all of this information together with your medical history to make personalized recommendations that fit your individual lifestyle and help you stay healthy. And we have special programs to help women achieve post-pregnancy weight loss goals.
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don't seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.
There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. Our providers work with you to make lifestyle changes to improve your health status including changes in diet, exercise as well as weight loss management.
One in eight Americans is now age 65 or older. By the year 2030, this is expected to increase to one in every five Americans. The entire senior population is projected to double to 65 million by the year 2030, when seniors will account for 22 percent of the population.
About a third (36%) of seniors are obese, which puts them at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, sleep apnea and many other debilitating and chronic illnesses. Recent projections suggest that 42% may end up obese by 2030 if something isn't done to reverse the trend.
The Montere Bay Center for Integrated Health provides Seniors with annual “Wellness” visits to develop a personalized plan to reduce risks for chronic conditions with diabetes screening, body composition analysis (bone mass measurement), obesity screening and counseling, medical nutritional therapy, prostate cancer screenings and annual flu shots.
The Monterey Bay Center for Integrated Health is devoted to providing athletes with comprehensive primary care. In addition to addressing your sports medicine needs, our providers can also provide all aspects of your health care, ranging from preventive health visits to treatment of acute illnesses.
The Monterey Bay Center for Integrated Health providers and exercise fitness experts excel in treating the medical aspects of sports and activities, ranging from the acute and chronic care of a concussion suffered during a football game to asthma that may prevent your full enjoyment of running or skating. We strive to promote healthy lifestyles, and can help in designing a personal program for those wishing to start an exercise training program.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Improve Health and Reduce Pain
You will receive a thorough diagnosis and treatment of reversible functional problems of the musculoskeletal system (muscles and joints) with particular attention to the spine. Techniques and hands-on therapies include: osteopathy, physical therapy, and breath work techniques.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine addresses:
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain (particularly around the spine)
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain