Are you concerned that your diet is lacking all of the nutrients you need, or are you looking for alternative treatments to work towards a healthier life? Dr. Arthur Pinkhasov at Genuine Care Physician PC combines traditional medicine with alternative treatments at his medical practice in Forest Hills, New York, and he offers herbal and vitamin supplementation therapy. If you’re seeking a healthcare professional who understands the value of alternative treatments for health and wellness, call today or book an appointment online for a consultation.
Herbal supplementation is a form of alternative medicine that uses part of a plant for therapeutic purposes. Herbal supplements come in many forms, including:
People have turned to herbal medicine to treat illnesses for thousands of years. Dr. Pinkhasov uses herbal supplementation to complement his medical treatment in promoting wellness.
Due to the potential for herbal supplements to interact with prescription or over-the-counter medication, you should never take a supplement without first consulting Dr. Pinkhasov. As a physician with extensive knowledge of both traditional and alternative medicine, Dr. Pinkhasov knows how to use these supplements safely and effectively so you get the best results.
Each herbal supplement contains specific medicinal properties to promote health. Dr. Pinkhasov prescribes supplements based on your symptoms and diagnosis.
Some common herbal supplements include:
If you have concerns about the nutritional adequacy of your diet, Dr. Pinkhasov may be able to determine vitamin deficiencies through a:
Dr. Pinkhasov may use one or all of these tests to help him assess vitamin status and make appropriate recommendations for supplementation.
Dr. Pinkhasov recommends vitamin supplementation based on your individual needs and health status. This may include supplementation with a single nutrient or a multivitamin to ensure you get all the nutrients you need.
He also provides dosage recommendations. While it’s acceptable to take a multivitamin supplement that provides 100% of your nutrient needs, getting high doses of certain nutrients may not be good for your health.
If you’d like to learn more about the alternative treatments available at Genuine Care Physician PC, call the office or book an appointment online.