Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that our Integrative Health Program has made tremendous strides in recommencing its operations. In order to reintroduce the importance of this field to our community, the upcoming Integrative Health Grand Rounds will focus on the philosophy of integrative health and its scientific basis.
This presentation will be led by Martin Ehrlich, M.D. who recently joined the hospital staff. Dr. Ehrlich is a general internist who practices within the fields of primary care, palliative medicine, and pain management. In addition to his extensive training in these fields, Dr. Ehrlich also possesses profound expertise in the subject of integrative medicine; and this knowledge will help the hospital advance the implementation of its Integrative Health Program.
Integrative Health is a progressive approach to healthcare in which Western scientific medicine is combined with a comprehensive understanding of the nature of illness, healing, and wellness. Rather than relying solely on conventional medicine to manage chronic health conditions, alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, and other complementary treatment options are employed in conjunction with it to address existing chronic conditions, prevent the onset of new illnesses, and promote overall wellness.
The communities Jamaica Hospital serves are incredibly diverse, and each patient treated at our hospital is accompanied by their own unique values, beliefs, and needs. The Integrative Health Program seeks to equip our physicians with ample integrative care strategies to determine what truly matters to our patients, align care plans with each individual’s goals for life and healing; and help our patients derive the most value from the treatment we offer. Dr. Ehrlich will help providers best apply these strategies in their own practices.
Jamaica Hospital plans include the development of a state-of-the-art Integrative Medicine Center. Dr. Ehrlich’s experience in the field will help the hospital reach this goal, which will ultimately benefit our community.
To learn more about the integrative care approach, please attend Dr. Ehrlich’s hybrid grand rounds presentation, Integrative Health, and Wellness: A New Paradigm on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 a.m.