You are interested in holistic medicine, the branch of health care that deals with the patient as a whole person–not just a set of symptoms and treatments. Your question is, “If I need a prescription, can my holistic doctor write one?” Find the answer to this and other important questions below.
Holistic Medicine Practices Have Become Increasingly Popular
Holistic medicine is a branch of alternative medicine. Its philosophy has its roots in Eastern medical practices, which emphasize:
- A person is composed of body, mind, and spirit functioning as a whole entity
- Prevention of disease and injury by optimizing bodily function and reducing stress
- Using natural methods of healing, including diet changes, herbs, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, meditation, and other non-invasive interventions
People gravitate toward holistic medicine because they perceive conventional medicine as overly reliant on medications and surgery instead of more natural ways of treatment. Holistic medicine doctors in Minnesota and across the United States harness the power of the body and the mind to heal itself from within and to slow down the aging process.
Integrative Medicine Combines Natural Healing and Conventional Medicine
Integrative medicine combines the best holistic philosophy and practices with conventional medicine. Your holistic doctor may be an MD or a DO (osteopath) with the rigorous medical school education and hospital-based residency you come to expect.
At Between the Bridges Healing Center in Mankato, MN, your holistic doctor is Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski. He is a trained and experienced doctor of osteopathy. Joined by Dr. Jodi Kunkel, a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kotulski not only treats symptoms but also uncovers the underlying reasons why you are sick.
As such, our clinic provides a wide range of services aimed at preventing disease before it takes hold. We monitor your health and cater to your health goals through hands-on examinations and offer nutritional and lifestyle counseling, detox programs, weight loss and fitness, nutritional supplementation, and more.
We manage pain without unnecessary medications, improve mobility and independence, and show people ways to relieve their anxiety and depression symptoms. We use the latest detoxification techniques, such as the infrared HOCOTT chamber, to optimize the body’s ability to function physiologically.
You May Have Questions For Your Holistic Doctor
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Can my holistic doctor write prescriptions?” The answer is that some holistic doctors are not qualified as MDs or DOs. However, Dr. Kotulski is fully credentialed as a DO. In fact, he is board-certified in integrative medicine, holistic medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and as a family physician.
So, yes, our holistic doctor can and does write prescriptions for medications, therapies, durable medical equipment, lab work, X-rays, and more. Plus, you’ll receive the best in one-on-one care as Dr. Kotulski performs your head-to-toe physical examination, assesses your medical history, and reviews your medications and symptomatic concerns. At Between the Bridges Healing Center, we want our patients to feel comfortable, respected and listened to.
Find Out More About Natural Healing, Holistic Medicine, and Integrative Medicine
If you are searching for a qualified, experienced, and compassionate holistic doctor, Between the Bridges Healing Center is the place for you. Our main location is in Mankato, MN, and our satellite is in Clinton, SC. Call us at (507) 388-7488 to make an appointment, or fill out our online appointment form.