At Haven Medical, we leave no stone unturned in finding treatment options for your care. Our goal is to mentor, guide, and empower you to reach your optimal health and wellness. We offer therapies with scientific and clinical evidence for their use. If you’d like to explore these modalities, make an appointment at Haven Medical to discuss which approaches might be beneficial to your condition.
When Dr. Rapaport first founded Haven Medical, she chose not to sell supplements, believing that it was a conflict of interest to recommend something and then sell it. That was until a patient needed a particular supplement, available only to physicians. By rethinking Haven’s no-supplement policy, Dr. Rapaport was able to offer her patient a much needed treatment option. Today we carry various professional line supplements in our office, as well as a few others for your convenience. We trust these products: their quality, their purity, and their origin. Many of these are cheaper than products found locally. Some of our care packages include supplements, while other supplements are available a la carte. Patients are never expected or required to purchase supplements at Haven.
When we become nutrient-depleted, either because of increased demands due to illness or poor absorption of nutrients due to gastrointestinal dysfunction, intravenous therapies can improve our nutritional status to help us heal. As we age, we make less stomach acid and digestive enzymes, impairing our ability to absorb nutrients, while additional factors such as acid suppressing drugs (Prilosec, Prevacid, Zantac, Pepcid, etc) can further reduce certain vitamins (such as B12 and D) and minerals. For people with persistent infections or chronic fatigue (CFS/ME), IV therapies can support the immune system and accelerate healing. Finally, studies from the University of Iowa support the use of high dose vitamin C IV in certain cancers. If you believe you have a medical condition that would benefit from intravenous therapy, make an appointment to discuss therapy with one of our practitioners. For more information visit IV Therapy.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen under higher atmospheric pressure. Developed over a hundred years ago, HBOT is conventionally used to treat conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression illness (“the bends”), poorly healing wounds, crush injuries, and radiation injury. Off-label use may benefit other conditions and should be discussed on an individual basis with a practitioner trained in hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Rapaport is certified by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine’s 60-hour Hyperbaric Medicine Training. For more information, contact Haven Medical or go to HBOT.
Salt lounges? If you’re not familiar with them, you may be wondering what a salt lounge does. The genesis of halotherapy (salt therapy) began with the observation centuries ago by European monks that their patients improved faster when treated in natural salt caves. In the 1840s, Dr. Felix Bochkowsky observed that Polish salt miners had far fewer respiratory infections and decreased rates of tuberculosis than the average population. His successor at the state authority for occupational health, Dr. Mstislav Poljakowski, established the first salt clinic near Krakow, Poland, which is still in operation today. Russian physicians began studying halotherapy in the 1950s, publishing many studies on the health benefits of salt therapy and by the 1960s salt chambers opened throughout Eastern Europe. These chambers were used as health sanatoriums and respiratory hospitals. Today, health resorts throughout Europe offer halotherapy as part of their restorative programs. Unlike most salt lounges which consist of piles of Himalayan salt and salt crystals passively ionizing the air, the Salt Lounge at Haven Medical use pharmaceutical grade salt, which is micronized and released into the air, providing a more effective and safer experience
FIR Saunas can help the body detoxify and heal. There is much scientific research into the healing benefits of Heat Shock Proteins such as HSP70 and HSP90. These molecules turn off the cell’s normal function and induce repair. Far Infrared Saunas emit far infrared radiant heat, increasing the body’s core temperature and inducing healing heat shock proteins at lower temperatures than traditional saunas. Far Infrared Sauna therapy can be a useful adjunct for detoxification protocols. Schedule your sauna session at Haven to sweat, detoxify, and relax. For more information go to FIR Sauna.