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Integrative Medicine Specialist

Anita Petruzzelli, MD

Integrative Medicine located in Glastonbury, CT

Integrative medicine combines holistic and conventional treatments to encourage general well-being. By viewing all of your body’s systems as interconnected, integrative medicine can improve your health and quality of life. At BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut, board-certified integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, offers a full suite of integrative medicine services to men and women. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Integrative Medicine Q&A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a branch of health care that works to address disease and other health problems by implementing lifestyle changes, preventive screenings, and all-natural methods of care.

Traditional Western medicine typically involves diagnosing and treating uncomfortable symptoms. Although there’s nothing wrong with this, it doesn’t always provide whole-person care. 

Integrative medicine can pinpoint the underlying cause of your discomfort and determine how it affects all aspects of your health and life. Integrative medicine usually avoids prescription medications and instead focuses on making changes through healthy eating, regular exercise, and stress management. 

What types of health problems can integrative medicine treat?

At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli uses integrative medicine techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of common health problems, including:

  • Menopause
  • Andropause
  • Sexual health problems
  • Fatigue
  • Thyroid problems
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory loss

She also uses integrative medicine to assist in weight loss and weight management. 

Am I a good candidate for integrative medicine?

Any man or woman who wants to improve their health, energy levels, and quality of life can benefit from integrative medicine. Even if you feel relatively healthy, you’re still a candidate. 

Many serious health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms early on. Integrative medicine services can pinpoint these and other issues when they respond best to treatment, lowering your risk of serious complications.

What happens during an integrative medicine appointment?

During your integrative medicine appointment, Dr. Petruzzelli conducts a physical exam, asks you questions about any uncomfortable symptoms you’re experiencing, reviews your medical history, and interviews you about your lifestyle, including diet, sleep patterns, and energy levels. 

Next, she orders a comprehensive blood test and urine hormone testing. After gathering all this information, she develops a customized treatment plan designed to alleviate your symptoms and prevent disease. Your treatment plan also optimizes your health and general wellness. 

What does treatment with integrative medicine look like?

Whenever possible, Dr. Petruzzelli uses all-natural, non-chemical treatments to improve your health and quality of life. Depending on your individual needs, this might include eating a balanced diet, exercising more regularly, drinking plenty of water, managing your stress levels, and getting plenty of sleep.

To learn more about the benefits of integrative medicine, make an appointment at BodyLogicMD of Hartford by calling the office or booking online today.