You do not need a primary care physician; you are your own health authority!
As I began my journey in Family Medicine, my main intention was to care for and support people with their health needs. Although I still believe that is the best way to serve the community, I have realized that the skills and approach I was taught in medical training doesn’t focus on lifestyle modification as the primary option. We need a new path forward, one that helps individuals to regain health intuition and self-care. Holistic health is one such path, but it is not a quick fix or an easy solution; rather, a comprehensive wellness plan. It can be accomplished by focusing on optimizing nutrition, movement, sleep, effectively dealing with stressors, and cultivating a supportive community. This is where my role as a health partner and guide can be utilized, to support you in optimizing your health in a comprehensive way and to help rebuild knowledge of your own health.
My training prepared me to serve basic acute needs as a Family Medicine Physician, while also instilling in me the importance of the Osteopathic philosophy; one that treats the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Part of this training included education in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), which is hands-on treatment that encourages the body to regain its place of balance and is a part of holistic health.
What is Holistic Family Wellness? Well, that is for us to develop together. The one thing I know is that our current medical system is not adequate to provide true health. Similarly, shared decision-making and autonomy is foundational for any trusting relationship. I will not have all the answers for you, but I will walk with you on your health journey and provide an honest, empathic partnership. Over time, each of us can regain that intuition of what is best for their individual and family health needs.
If any of this speaks to you, please review details of what is offered in the Holistic Family Wellness Care program to determine if this is an option for you.
Anthony Bianco, D.O.