Internists at Comprehensive Wellness are physicians specializing in internal medicine, a discipline focused on the care of adults emphasizing use of the best medical science available in caring for patients in the context of thoughtful, meaningful doctor-patient relationships. Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings—no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time.
The practice of Functional Medicine approaches the body as an integrated system and seeks to identify and address the root cause (or causes) of disease. With origins in Naturopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine is often viewed as a bridge between conventional and holistic medicine. Drawing from both modalities, Functional Medicine utilizes therapeutics including herbs, diet, nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals in treatments customized to each patient. At Comprehensive Wellness, we believe that when you find and unwind the root cause of a patient’s symptoms, the body will return to a state of lasting health.
Comprehensive Wellness clinicians recognize that challenges for patients and families related to aging require flexibility and accommodation to the older patients’ unique needs. Our clinicians understand that a multifaceted approach is needed and strive to evaluate the older person’s medical, social, emotional, and other needs. The team also focuses on health concerns common in older people such as incontinence, falls, memory problems, and managing multiple chronic conditions and medications. We offer home visits and telephone visits to make caring for this patient population simpler for families and for the patients themselves.
Testing, Immunizations, and Medications
As part of Comprehensive Wellness’ commitment to providing our patients with full-service medical care, we are pleased to offer in-office testing in the following areas:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) Testing
- Gynecological Ultrasound Testing
- Laboratory services with Boston Heart Laboratory
- Cyrex Labs Allergy Testing
In addition, we offer a full range of immunizations including:
- Flu Shots
- Pneumococcal Vaccine
- Hepatitis A & B
- Tdap Vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
- Shingles Vaccine
- And others upon request
We are able to administer a variety of medications in-office, including:
- Steroid Injections
- Antibiotic Treatments
- Nebulizer Treatments
- IV Hydration (as needed)
- Botox for migraine headaches
The Comprehensive Wellness Membership is the ultimate personal medical resource for global families and others who desire a different kind of relationship with their physicians. To truly practice medicine at the level that patients deserve, Comprehensive Wellness is partnering with the phenomenal team at WorldClinic to offer a unique level of personalized medical care right here in the Bay Area.