Holistic Medicine Specialist

Terry L Franklin, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Terry L Franklin, M.D.

Primary Care & Functional Medicine Conveniently Located in Downtown Monterey, CA

Providing holistic care requires an investment in time with each patient and dedication to fully implementing the principles of integrative medicine. That’s the quality of care you can count on from the Terry L. Franklin, MD, team in Monterey, California. They believe in establishing a solid patient-doctor relationship and supporting your mind, body, and spirit through their holistic medicine approach. They also offer accessible medical care, with 24/7 emergency services and arranging appointments in the office, at your home, or online. To learn more about their holistic program, call or schedule an appointment online.

Holistic Medicine Q & A

What is holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine diagnoses and treats health problems by considering the whole person. Comparing holistic medicine to conventional medicine is a great way to show what that means.

Conventional medicine looks at your symptoms, runs some lab tests, determines a diagnosis, and follows the standard protocol for treating only that disease and/or symptom. 

The conventional approach doesn’t always evaluate how one body system affects another. Conventional doctors seldom consider the effect of your mental health and environment on your physical health.

By comparison, holistic medicine looks at all the facets of your life that contribute to your well-being. Your symptoms, and even the disease diagnosed as causing your symptoms, are part of a larger, more complex, and inter-related system.

To promote full health and wellness, your doctor must identify and incorporate all the different mental, emotional, physical, and environmental factors into your treatment plan.

How does integrative medicine fit with holistic medicine?

Integrative medicine is one of the best ways to provide holistic health care. The integrative approach emphasizes the value of establishing a relationship between the medical provider and the patient, which is also a primary focus of the Terry L. Franklin, MD, team.

The goal of integrative medicine is helping patients live healthy and fulfilling lives by taking a proactive approach to prevent diseases and to quickly treat illnesses and injuries as they arise.

Additionally, integrative medicine gives the Terry L. Franklin, MD, team an exceptional choice of treatment options. They draw from the full range of medications and technologies used by conventional (Western) medicine, as well as the vast array of alternative therapies, choosing the ones that best meet each person’s unique health care needs.

What alternative treatments might I receive with holistic medicine?

In addition to all the conventional treatments you expect to get from a family physician, your treatment plan may include one or more of the many alternative therapies, such as:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Nutritional education
  • IV and injectable nutrients
  • Natural supplements
  • Mind/body coaching
  • Regenerative medicine

As a participating member of MDVIP, Terry L. Franklin, MD, also offers concierge medicine. When you choose concierge medicine, you pay a predetermined fee in return for specific services, including the doctor’s personal attention, direct access to the doctor, and extra time during your appointments.

If you would like to learn more about the integrative medicine approach, call Terry L. Franklin, MD, or schedule an appointment online.