What’s the difference between a regular GP and an Integrative GP?
An Integrative GP is a fully qualified and practising medical General Practitioner with extra training and expertise in nutritional and environmental medicine and hence practises holistically.
The term Integrative Medicine (IM) refers to the blending of conventional and natural/complementary medicines and/or therapies along with lifestyle interventions and a holistic approach – taking into account the physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing of the person – with the aim of using the most appropriate, safe and evidence-based modality(ies) available.
Can you tell me more about the functional medicine team?
Dr Deepak Dhokia has had a keen interest in wholistic approaches to his patient care throughout his career. He has known since his undergraduate years that to approach complex problems with patients, an approach involving biological, psychological and social / lifestyle measures, both in assessing and planning treatment is quite essential to ensure the best outcomes. Over the years he has pursued a lot of post-graduate education in psychology (CBT, Medical NLP), Nutritional Medicine (Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) to deepen his knowledge and allow more options to be offered to his patients.
What conditions can be treated?
Commonly, people will seek the help of an Integrative Doctor when they have been suffering with debilitating symptoms for a long time, and most likely have been investigated under multiple other doctors / practitioners already. Common conditions dealt with include:
Gut symptoms e.g. bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Cramps
Anxiety and Depression
Female Hormonal Imbalances
Chronic Diseases for example Diabetes and Hypertension
Difficulty losing weight
Gut and Thyroid Conditions
How do I book in for this?
We encourage you to enquire with our reception team about this. You will frequently need longer consulting sessions initially so that a thorough detailed assessment can be made. If you have had any previous investigations or treatments, it is vital that you have these reports / records at hand for us.