Greeneville Integrative Medicine

    Greeneville Integrative Medicine was established by Michelle Dilks, D.O.  She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in family medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA.  She has practiced family medicine for more than a decade and completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Andrew Weil, M.D.   She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.  Greeneville Integrative Medicine offers patients extended consultations with a board certified osteopathic physician trained in both conventional medicine and evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments.  

    Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) is an integral component of treatment at Greeneville Integrative Medicine.  OMT involves the diagnosis of illness and injury with hands on evaluation. This treatment encourages your body's natural tendency towards healing.  Dr. Dilks is currently a board member with the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA), striving to advance osteopathic medicine in our community.  She also works closely with Lincoln Memorial University as an adjunct professor for the DeBusk School of medicine, helping to train future osteopathic physicians.

   

The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine

1.Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.

2.All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.

3.Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.

4.Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.

5.Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.

6.Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.

7.Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.

8.Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.