Functional Medicine And Integrative Medicine Specialist

Srinivas Kota, MD, FMNM, ABAARM -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Premier Physicians

Srinivas Kota, MD, FMNM, ABAARM

Integrative Medicine Specialist & Internal Medicine located in Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Srinivas Kota and the staff at Premier Physicians focus on an integrative medicine approach at their medical facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Visit their on-site medical spa to learn more about the principles of integrative medicine, and to take advantage of the lifestyle coaching they feature.

Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine places the relationship between the doctor and his patient at the center of the healthcare process. Those who practice integrative medicine take a holistic view of a patient’s health and well-being, taking care to address all the things that might possibly affect one’s health, whether physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, or environmental.

Dr. Kota and his team use extensive, open communication in order to uncover any underlying issues that may be affecting patients’ health. On top of this, they remain open to a variety of therapeutic approaches, tailoring each patient’s treatment plan to their unique needs.

What are the Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine?

  1. The patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
  2. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including body, mind, spirit, and community.
  3. Providers use all healing sciences to facilitate the body’s innate healing response.
  4. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible.
  5. Good medicine is based on good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
  6. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
  7. The care is personalized to best address the individual’s unique conditions, needs, and circumstances. Practitioners of integrative medicine exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.

What is Lifestyle Coaching?

When it comes to setting and reaching health goals, a focus on fitness isn’t always enough. In keeping with the principle that there are many aspects of a patient’s life that may be affecting their health, the team at Premier Physicians offers lifestyle coaching. This service enables patients to take a hard look at how they live, organize, and prioritize their time, and to then create an action plan that will lead them toward overall wellness.
In addition to nutrition and exercise, Dr. Kota and his team will help patients evaluate other aspects of their lifestyle, such as sleep, stress management, energy levels, and more.

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at how your lifestyle affects your health, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kota.

*Individual Results May Vary