Integrative Medicine Specialist

Mark P. Schumacher, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & OBGYN located in Reno, NV

Integrative medicine expands your health care options and ensures that you are treated as a whole person rather than a cluster of symptoms. Using an integrative approach, Mark P. Schumacher, MD, explores all the facets of your life that affect your gynecological and overall health, from the impact of your daily stress to your diet. He then creates an individualized treatment plan that combines conventional medicine with integrative medicine. If you have questions about integrative medicine or you are worried about your gynecological health, call the office in Reno, Nevada.

Integrative Medicine

What is integrative medicine?

The heart of integrative medicine is looking beyond the obvious symptoms to get to the true cause of your problem. The only way to do that is by evaluating you as a whole person and identifying every aspect of your life that affects your emotional, mental, and physical health.

When you receive care from an integrative medicine practitioner like Dr. Schumacher, you are treated as a full partner in your healthcare.

The doctor talks with you about your health fully and explains all your treatment options and works together with you to decide the best treatment plan.

With integrative medicine, you gain the best of both worlds. Dr. Schumacher uses conventional medical treatments and nonconventional alternatives alone or combined to promote healing.

Which health conditions are treated?

As a practitioner of integrative medicine, Dr. Schumacher treats health conditions such as:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • High blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic stress and anxiety

These conditions affect your overall health, cause long-term health complications, and also influence your hormonal and gynecological health

What are pain syndromes?

Pain syndromes include several conditions, such as chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, that are difficult to treat because they often do not respond to traditional medicine.

They also have a broad impact as they affect your mood, interrupt your sleep, and interfere with daily life. Dr. Schumacher can help with integrative treatments such as natural supplements.

How does integrative medicine support weight management?

As with other aspects of your body, your gynecological health is heavily influenced by your diet and weight. For example, a poor diet may cause nutritional deficiencies that lead to a gynecological problem.

Consuming too much or too little of specific foods can increase your risk of problems such as uterine fibroids.

Dr. Schumacher uses integrative treatments to correct nutritional deficiencies and to promote ongoing weight management. If you need to lose weight, the doctor helps plan diets and recommends supplements that support weight loss.

You may also benefit from weight management with microbiome treatment. The microbiome, or bacteria in your gut, affects fat storage and metabolism, so restoring healthy bacteria helps you maintain a healthy weight.

After thoroughly examining your overall health, Dr. Schumacher works with you to determine which of the many possible integrative therapies will help heal your body and maintain ongoing health and wellness.

To learn more about integrative medicine, call Mark P. Schumacher, MD.