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 New Office Hours
Our Charlottesville office will continue to be open for supplement sales and other patient related business at least through the end of 2017. Please see changes for Office Hours below.
We will continue to see established patients.
We will have potential New Patient openings only for individuals with cancer concerns starting January 2017. We are happy to speak with prospective patients who are dealing with cancer issues and place them on a waiting list for a possible earlier appointment. Please see our approach to cancer care under Complementary Cancer Care.
New 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
New Front Office Schedule for Patient Appointments
Through July, we will continue to see patients Mondays 9 am-5 pm and Thursdays 1-5 pm.
As of August 1st, 2017, we will only be able to schedule phone appointments. Phone Appointments will be scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 12 noon to 5pm.
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.