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Integrative Medicine
Naturally optimizing your health and well-being

Integrative Medicine focuses on the mind, body and spirit – providing a holistic approach to well-being. Medical treatment and resource options are available for a variety of female and male conditions.

What is Integrative Medicine?

Woman receiving a massageIntegrative Medicine is a healing-oriented approach that takes the whole person into account, including all aspects of lifestyle. It combines cutting-edge, conventional medicine with evidence-based, complementary and alternative approaches.

Mercy’s Integrative Medicine Center takes an expanded view of each patient, reviewing one’s overall health and well-being. Whether treating chronic issues or exploring preventative wellness options, the overall goal is to identify and address the root of the condition, as opposed to only treating symptoms. We strive to develop a therapeutic relationship with each patient.

Integrative medicine goes beyond just getting your blood pressure in a certain range, for example. Although important, the Integrative Medicine Center focuses on the root issue affecting your whole being and the cause of high blood pressure. This could be a combination of stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, or relationship or spirituality issues. These core areas are addressed and appropriate therapies applied to the mind, body and spirit.

Read The Gazette article from Sept. 5, 2013.

Meet Suzanne Bartlett, MD, FACOG

Suzanne Bartlett, MD

Mercy’s Integrative Medicine Center is physician-led under the direction of Suzanne Bartlett, MD, FACOG. Dr. Bartlett is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN).


Dr. Bartlett with Dr. Andrew WeilShe completed a prestigious fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is Iowa’s first and the area’s only University of Arizona fellowship-trained Medical Doctor (MD) practicing Integrative Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Bartlett.

The Integrative Medicine Center works in partnership with your primary care provider, melding conventional and complimentary, evidence-based therapies to each patient’s healing and wellness process.

Medical Conditions Treated

Chronic disease

Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, weight management and headaches

Gynecologic issues

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual irregularities, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pre-conceptual counseling, infertility, hormonal imbalances and menopause

Other hormonal issues

Low libido, fatigue, hair loss, adrenal/thyroid disorders

Mood disorders

Anxiety, depression, stress and sleep disturbances

Digestive conditions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation and food allergies/sensitivities

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Urinary/fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

Cancer

Natural management of symptoms and/or side effects of treatment

Additional Services

Treatment options and services are tailored to each patient’s individual needs:

  • Registered Dietitian
    Nutritional planning and education on how food can aid the body’s natural healing abilities
  • Vitamin, supplement and herbal management
    Identifying the correct type and dosage
  • Massage therapy
    Deep tissue, clinical, sports or relaxation/stress reduction
  • Stress management
    Mind/body techniques, aromatherapy, HeartMath and guided imagery
  • Counseling services and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Wellness products and educational materials
  • Additional services and therapies based on each patient’s individual needs

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Contact Information

Location:
Located in the Mercy Women’s Center
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Level 1

Park at the South end of Level 1 in the ramp at 8th Street & 8th Avenue.

Phone Number:
(319) 861-7832

Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday


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