How the University of Maryland School of Medicine Uses Integrative Medicine
In 1991, the University of Maryland School of Medicine opened the first integrative medicine program at an academic medical institution. Since then, their Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) has treated patients using evidence-based integrative therapies with clinical care, conducted and published studies to advance integrative care, and educated healthcare practitioners and the public about integrative medicine.
WellBe spoke with Dr. Delia Chiaramonte, Associate Director and the Director of Education for CIM, about the evolution of integrative medicine in the past two decades and how their CIM works within the University of Maryland Medical Center to treat patients.
Watch the full WellBe interview to learn more about how the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine uses integrative care in outpatient services, the difference between naturopathic and osteopathic practitioners, licensure for naturopaths, educating medical students on integrative medicine, and Chiaramonte’s advice for advancing insurance coverage for non-traditional care.
Plus, Chiaramonte discusses how she turned to integrative medicine after training in family medicine and how her daughter’s head injury and subsequent care showed her firsthand importance of integrative care.