HOLISTIC MEDICINE: INTEGRATION OF CONVENTIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE DR TIM ROBINSON
GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER: HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER
I am a full time NHS General Practitioner, in practice in Beaminster, West Dorset since 1989. Whilst working in everyday General Practice I have found that my patients have shown an increasing interest in complementary medicine. There is a preference for a natural, "whole person" approach to health care. There is also growing concern about drug side effects.
As a General Practitioner I have also become aware of some limitations of conventional medicine in the treatment of various conditions. It has been most rewarding to be able to complement my conventional practice with a holistic approach to successfully treat many of these conditions.