Many people believe that death is their enemy, and that the job of a doctor is to fight death and “save” patients from that inevitable end. Perhaps that’s why diagnoses like cancers and heart disease can rally social networks to support an individual while other diagnoses like chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (“invisible illnesses”) are often ignored. People routinely die of cancer and heart disease, not CFS.
While these words sound new and cutting edge—and they are—in reality, they also describe approaches that are not new, but old. The old family doctor, who delivered four generations of babies, who knew the stories of his town, the people’s strengths and failings and challenges, practiced holistic medicine. He had a context in which to place his patients’ lives, saw them as individuals who were also his neighbors and his friends. Patients were not reduced to numbers on a lab report or the few words of a diagnosis, as all too often happens now. He mentored the people in his care, helping them stay healthy and staying by their side when they were not.
At Haven Medical, our goal is to serve as that kind of mentor, to guide and support you on your journey to optimal health and wellness. Whether you’re generally well, are starting to feel the effects of time on your body, or are unable to engage fully in your life due to chronic illness, we take it as our responsibility to empower you in the process of healing.
At Haven, we leave no stone unturned in finding treatment options for your care. Americans today are afflicted by conditions not commonly seen by the GP of yesteryear, causing symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, pain, food intolerance, rashes, hormonal problems, and anxiety and depression. Many people get lost in the plethora of treatments and wild claims of cures found online. We help you find safe, effective solutions and offer only those therapies with strong scientific and clinical evidence for their use.