What is evidence-based medicine?
“Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. It is a movement which aims to increase the use of high quality clinical research in clinical decision-making.”
In January 2007, the Texas Department of Insurance/Division of Worker’s Compensation adopted evidence-based medicine criteria for the management of injured employees. Specifically, the TDI/TWC adopted the Occupational and Disability Guidelines or ODG. Another evidence-based reference is the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine or ACOEM.
What is integrative physical medicine?
“Physical medicine is the branch of medicine that treats biomechanical disorders, injuries or disease by physical means such as manipulation, electricity, or radiation, rather than by medicine or surgery.”
Integrative medicine/healthcare involves bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way.
Complementary medicine refers to nonmainstream practice in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Alternative medicine refers to nonmainstream practice used in place of conventional medicine.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Our office is proud to integrate our evidence-based care with your family physician, orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, or other specialist via an open dialogue and communication.
Dr. Alvarado works with many physicians in the Austin area either directly by professional referral or indirectly via common patients. Several medical doctors in the Austin area are actually patients of Dr. Alvarado.