Memorial Division of Integrative Medicine
In accord with our mission statement – to heal the body, mind and spirit of those we touch – Dr. Ashwin Mehta was recruited as the Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Memorial Healthcare System in October 2015.
Dr. Mehta trained as a fellow in the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, with Dr. Andrew Weil. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep, Dr. Mehta served as the conference co-chair for the International Society for Integrative Oncology in 2016, where 32 countries were represented among more than 500 participants.
His expertise includes nutrition, exercise, sleep, yoga and mindfulness to achieve wellness in the context of coping with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Mehta’s research interests include the use of preventative medicine and positive health behaviors to improve quality of life in patients being treated for cancer, heart disease and neurological conditions, as well as those undergoing rehabilitation for chronic pain.
Dr. Mehta’s team comprises experts in complementary techniques, and they are developing innovative, client-centered wellness programs aimed to enhance quality of life throughout the spectrum of care. Our Integrative Medicine Division conducts “Next Step Orientation Sessions” where new patients at Memorial Cancer Institute are made aware of the supportive care services available. Dr. Mehta has also created the Integrative Cancer Survivorship program where patients can be coached regarding holistic and evidence-based techniques of staying cancer free after treatment.
The Integrative Medicine team at Memorial works closely with the Physician Wellness Committee and provides consultations to improve the overall health of our physician workforce. Dr. Mehta envisions integrative medicine as a driving force towards a new paradigm of quality healthcare where patient satisfaction and experience are given due importance.
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