Concentrating on the whole person, the healing model reinforces the importance of a symbiotic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and healing disciplines to help every patient achieve their optimal level of health and well-being.
The CHI Health Care Model: Key Components
- Patients are at the center of the healing journey. Our practitioners are compassionate healers who are committed to positioning the patient at the very center of their care. From the start, CHI rejected the typical medical model and committed to building a relationship with each patient. It takes more time, but we know that it is respectful, effective, and, frankly, more fulfilling for the provider as well as the patient. Simply said, the typical 10-minute medical appointment has been good for the bottom line and the insurance companies, but not so great for patients.
- Patients receive the best of modern medicine and traditional wisdom. At CHI, we offer the least invasive and most progressive approaches currently available in medicine and wellness. We’re always asking questions and learning because that’s how we’ll stay on that cutting edge.
- We start with the most natural approach. Drugs and surgery are life savers, but are not always the only or best way to achieve optimal health. At CHI, patients can see physicians, naturopathic doctors, nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, integrative nutritionists, clinical psychologists, chiropractors, yoga therapists, massage therapists, and energy healers. Our practitioners understand the benefits that each option offers and will refer to or support the use of many disciplines as they coordinate patient care.
- We talk about patients – to each other. It’s incredibly frustrating to work with a number of different providers who don’t know what each other is doing. It leads to more appointments, more drugs, and more stress for everyone. CHI providers actually share office spaces and constantly talk to each other. Not only that, they design frequent “collaborative care” meetings where the only agenda is how to provide better integrative care for patients.