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Integrative Medicine Promote Healing & Well-Being

Balance Evidence-Based Medicine With Modalities That Fit Your Lifestyle

Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine is a model of healthcare in which conventional medicine is integrated with alternative modalities to customize an optimal treatment plan.  It can be characterized as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind & spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. 

Through Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine, our physicians work to treat the whole person (rather than just symptoms of the disease) to promote healing and well-being.  Expand the spectrum of interventions from an array of scientific disciplines available to you with the goal of healing illness and disease and helping regain and maintain optimum health.

Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine does not replace traditional primary care and patients should continue seeking medical advice from their physicians and other qualified medical professionals.  Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine, instead, is a balance to traditional means by promoting self-empowerment, self-awareness, and the integration of emotional, mental, and spiritual components to a patient’s well-being.

Meet Dr. Christara Avaness

Meet Dr. Christara Avaness

Christara Avaness, DO, the Director of Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine at Mend, is a Family Medicine physician who takes a unique approach to disease prevention and health promotion.  Dr. Avaness focuses on lifestyle medicine, primarily treating her patients with a customized high-enzyme nutrition plan as well as phytoceuticals (physician-formulated vitamin and herbal extracts) that have been globally sourced and carefully curated. Dr. Avaness received her medical training at Western University of Health Sciences and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.

Learn More About Dr. Avaness’ Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine Practice

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