The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is offering a new integrative medicine program.
“The Cooper Integrative Medicine Program for Women is committed to serving and healing the whole person by addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a woman’s health,” according to David M. Nocchi, MD, who will lead the program along with Meena R. Sharma, MD.
“By using evidence-based, holistic treatment modalities and wellness therapies, our team partners with each patient to develop a personalized care plan that supports optimal health and well-being by maximizing the body’s potential for self-healing,” said Dr. Sharma.
The program is designed to complement existing treatment plans prescribed by patients’ primary care and specialty physicians. Care plans focus on natural remedies (that do not interfere with traditional medications) and proven complementary medicine approaches such as acupuncture, therapeutic massage, meditation, and yoga. The program does not replace primary care, and the program’s doctors will work in conjunction with the patient’s other primary care physicians or specialists.
A typical integrative medicine consult will address diet and nutrition; physical activity; mind-body interaction; stress; supplements and botanical medicines; as well as spiritual, emotional and/or social needs. Most insurance companies cover integrative medicine appointments. Patients with an HMO plan will need a referral from their primary care provider.
For more information or to make an appointment call 856.673.4912.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager