Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine program was created to address growing patient interest in wellness-promoting treatments that are not typically part of conventional medical care, such as resilience training, meditation, massage therapy and herbal medicine.
Mayo Clinic's complementary and integrative medicine physicians and other health professionals offer patients and their referring physicians' recommendations to help integrate appropriate complementary and alternative medicine therapies and wellness programs into the patient's overall treatment plan. Recommendations are meant to complement rather than replace conventional Western medical care.
Currently, appointments for Complementary and Integrative Medicine services are available to established Mayo patients. A referral from a Mayo Clinic Rochester physician is necessary.
Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
Tony Y. Chon, M.D.
Mark C. Lee, M.D.
Kavita Prasad, M.D.
Amit Sood, M.D.
Jon C. Tilburt, M.D.
Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, M.D.
Lana L. Abboud, acupuncturist
Alexander Do, acupuncturist
Nancy Drackley, massage therapist
Jennifer Hauschulz, massage therapist
The Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic was created in large part to address the challenges patients face every day in deciding if or how to use complementary and alternative medicine. Mayo Clinic physicians conduct dozens of clinical studies every year to learn which complementary and alternative medicine treatments work and share that information with their patients and colleagues. By identifying effective therapies and helping bring them into clinical practice, physicians in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program help Mayo Clinic maintains its leadership position in providing excellent health care — mind, body and spirit.
Read more about the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research.