With the opening of the new UVA Primary and Specialty Care Pantops clinic, your annual check-up may include a massage, or a sick visit may be followed by acupuncture. That’s because this clinic is the first at UVA Health System to offer both primary care services and integrative medicine, including acupuncture, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and nutrition services.
These alternative approaches to health and wellness are becoming more common in medical practice today as new scientific evidence has confirmed their effectiveness. At the new UVA clinic, physicians will apply these techniques in tandem with more conventional Western medicine.
The clinic’s approach is to treat the whole person rather than just their illness or disease, providing care that is personalized and that promotes optimal health. To accomplish this, care providers consider all factors that affect health. “We formulate strategies that address social and lifestyle factors that influence health, in addition to the physical elements,” says Denise Way, MD .
The clinic’s care providers also focus heavily on stopping illness before it begins. “We optimize prevention and identify health risks before they emerge into disease,” says John Leiner, MD .
The clinic’s primary care physicians treat patients of all ages and offer checkups, same-day sick visits, immunizations, follow-up care, in addition to integrative medicine.
To make an appointment at UVA Primary and Specialty Care Pantops, call 434.297.7140 .