Our commitment is helping our patients achieve optimum health and balance. We combine the best evidence-based care from complementary/alternative and conventional medicine. Although conventionally trained, we prefer to use the more natural and gentler methods of complementary/alternative medicine whenever possible.
We use diet, exercise, nutritional and herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and mind-body practices such as relaxation and Interactive Guided Imagery. Although we do not serve as Primary Care Providers, we will work with your PCP. We also work with, and can refer you to, other complementary/alternative or conventional health-care practitioners as needed.
VIM Updates and Office Hours
SPECIAL HOURS FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2018
Our VIM Front Office will be closed for vacation from Monday, February 19th (President’s Day) through Thursday, February 22, 2018. The office will reopen at 10 am on Friday, February 23rd. We thank you for your patience.
Otherwise, our Charlottesville office continues to be open for supplement sales and other patient related business. Please see usual Office Hours below.
We continue to follow-up established patients by phone appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We plan to return to the office for face-to-face office visits from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th, 2018. We recommend that any patient who desires ongoing follow-up with Dr. Albert schedule an in-office appointment as soon as possible.
We have New Patient openings only for individuals with cancer concerns. We are happy to speak with prospective patients who are dealing with cancer issues. Please see our approach to cancer care under Complementary Cancer Care.
Front Office Schedule for Supplement Sales
Monday: 10 AM-12 NOON AND 1 PM-4 PM
(closed for lunch 12-1pm)
Wednesday: 10 AM-4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM-4 PM
Front Office Schedule for Patient Appointments
Phone Appointments will be scheduled for Wednesdays from 8am to 7pm and Thursdays from 8am to 4pm.
Medical Records Storage Policy
For most adults, we are required to store your chart for 6 years after your last visit. For Medicare Advantage patients, we will store your chart for 10 years. Children will have their charts retained until they are 18 years old or 6 years after the last medical visit, whichever occurs later.
Prior to the end of the storage period, please send a signed request to our office if you would like your chart sent to you when the storage period is up. You will be charged for shipping and handling. Please continue to update us with any address changes. We will shred any chart not requested by the patient within the time-frame outlined above.