Victoria Maizes MD- Facing the End of Life
While not an easy thing to write it can be a healing exercise. We look inward to discover the essential truths we have learned over a lifetime, face up to our failures, and consider which things really count.Victoria Maizes MD- Preparing for Pregnancy
With excitement, joy, and perhaps a bit of trepidation, you’re considering having a baby. This primal urge is an intrinsic part of being human. What could be more natural or straightforward? Every day, women become pregnant, sometimes unintentionally. On the other hand, many women have difficulty conceiving, which can be emotionally traumatic, exhausting, or frustrating. My opinion is that pregnancy is well worth preparing for.Victoria Maizes MD- Facing Cancer
In integrative medicine, we usually recommend conventional treatment of the cancer and use the tools of nutrition, mind-body, and alternative systems to help support a person’s over all well-being and reduce treatment side effects.Victoria Maizes MD- Menopause
The “change of life” also provides an opportunity to reconsider and discuss your overall health with a focus on prevention. The goals of an integrative medicine consult for menopausal complaints are to provide relief from symptoms as well as to discuss overall health and satisfaction with life.Victoria Maizes MD- Your Belief System
No two people are exactly alike. How do you prefer to be treated? On a scale that goes from natural and minimally invasive – to very aggressive treatment, where do you place yourself? What are your beliefs about what precipitated an illness? What does your intuition tell you to do to enhance healing? There are situations in medicine where everyone agrees that there is one best approach. More often, in medicine, there are shades of gray where a patient’s beliefs and preferences become incredibly important when making treatment decisions.