Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Approach Specialist

Marc Braman, MD -  - Preventive Medicine Specialist

Northwest Lifestyle Medicine

Marc Braman, MD

Preventive Medicine Specialist located in Salem, OR

Dr. Marc Braman provides comprehensive lifestyle medicine services for patients from Northwest Lifestyle Medicine in Salem, Oregon.

Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Approach Q & A

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle medicine is a newer field of medicine practiced here in the U.S. and abroad. Doctors and other healthcare team members who practice lifestyle medicine are following many of the same concepts that Hippocrates, the “Father of Modern Medicine,” discovered during a period of scientific enlightenment in Ancient Greece. We operate in a field that includes not only biology, environmental health, public health, internal medicine, pharmacology and typical medical sciences, but all sciences, including nutrition, neurosciences, and psychosocial sciences. Ours is a “wholistic” approach to treating you by not being bound by the typical box of only “pills and procedures” for solutions. For example, if you are suffering from severe stomach pains, we use the best conventional medicine approach and testing as part of our comprehensive lifestyle medicine based approach. We will also look at your unique nutritional issues, work, family, and other stress, timing and sleep issues, etc., to get a complete picture and offer more and often better treatment options. Both conventional and advanced testing options will be considered and tailored to you personally.

What should I expect for my first visit to a lifestyle medicine clinic?

Visits with Dr. Braman are usually longer than a typical office visit. We intend to get to the bottom of your issues and address the causes to the greatest extent possible. This means we need more information and more time than is typical for quick diagnosis and prescription. You will want to bring your completed health history form if we have not already received it through another means. You should also bring your insurance card(s). Note that Dr. Braman is generally considered a “specialist” with most insurers.

How can I discover the benefits of a comprehensive lifestyle medicine approach?

If you are ready to be in charge of your health and life through a comprehensive lifestyle medicine approach, contact us at Northwest Lifestyle Medicine in Salem, Oregon. Also, take a look at our videos for more information and to better understand our philosophy and treatment. We look forward to helping you live your best life possible!