Integrated medicine implies the use of conventional Western Medicine with
Alternative Medicine to provide patients with individualized medical care.
Family medicine manages a variety of chronic illnesses, acute illnesses
and injury, as well as implements preventive medicine. Jessica Curti,
MD, Staci Dooley, APRN and Ansley Winter, APRN specialize in family medicine
and general practice for adults and young children. Unlike other medical
offices, they are able to treat both with a Western Medicine approach
and an Alternative Medicine approach. Megan Clowers, OMD is our acupuncturist
and her Eastern Medicine approach compliments family medicine and general practice.
What is Oriental Medicine?
- Traditional Medicine from Asia
- Herbs and diet are used to treat medical disorders
- Acupuncture is used to support the body
What is Integrated Medicine?
- Integrative Medicine takes account of the whole person, including all aspects
of lifestyle. Integrated Medicine does not focus on one part of the body,
but rather all systems of the body and how they are connected.
Chinese Herbs and More
Did you know that Chinese herbs can be used to target viruses as well as
sleep issue, hot flashes, stress management, pain, and allergies? Our
Center for Family and Integrated Medicine performs bio meridian testing
to identify specific viruses and develop personalized treatment blends
comprised of Chinese herbs. Additionally, the practice now offers a wide
variety of essential oils, known for supporting the immune system, promoting
relaxation, and relieving symptoms from colds and minor aches and pains
Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrated Medicine now offers
Cannabidiol (CBD). It is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis
plant. CBD contains 0.3% or less THC, where marijuana contains 15-20%
THC. CBD does not contain properties that will give you a high.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
CBD is anti-inflammatory, relieves anxiety, and relieves pain associated
with fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, and more.
Yes! In 2014, the US Farm Bill officially classified cannabis plants containing
a maximum of 0.3% THC as 'industrial hemp’ and all other cannabis
as 'marijuana’. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, effective
January 1, 2019, removed hemp from Schedule I of the federal Controlled
Substance Act. Therefore, hemp is no longer federally regulated as a controlled
substance. The growing of hemp is federally legal under Nevada supervision programs.
Saint Mary’s is the first hospital health network to offer medical
grade CBD products to our patients over 18 years old. You must see a Saint
Mary’s primary care provider and ask them if CBD is right for you.
Once you have clearance from your provider, CBD products are available
for purchase through our Family and Integrated Medicine office.
Does Insurance Cover These Services?
Integrated and Family Medicine services, including acupuncture, are covered
by most insurance plans, contact your insurance provider for prior-authorization
before scheduling an appointment. Cupping therapy and acupuncture sessions
are offered at $65 per session for cash-pay.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to try any of our services,
Your Care Team