From the perspective of the CEO or Chief Medical Officer of the clinic, how would you respond to the questions or concerns your peers’ addressed below ?
As a consumer not knowing anything about Integrative Medicine or CAM. I believe I would want to know what it is first and foremost. Once I had an explanation as to what CAM and Integrative Medicine are I would want to know the following?
How will I benefit from using CAM in conjunction with my regular treatment?
How well trained are the CAM providers? (US news)
Are these intended CAM therapies proven to be successful? (US news)
Is the CAM therapy going to interfere with my regular treatment?
What can I expect from the CAM therapies?
Are there any down falls with using CAM therapy?
What will it cost? Will my insurance cover it?
Do I have to use CAM?