From the perspective of the CEO or Chief Medical Officer of the clinic, how would you respond to the questions or concerns your peers’ addressed below ?
As a consumer not knowing anything about Integrative Medicine or CAM. I believe I would want to know what it is first and foremost. Once I had an explanation as to what CAM and Integrative Medicine are I would want to know the following?
· How will I benefit from using CAM in conjunction with my regular treatment?
· How well trained are the CAM providers? (US news)
· Are these intended CAM therapies proven to be successful? (US news)
· Is the CAM therapy going to interfere with my regular treatment?
· What can I expect from the CAM therapies?
· Are there any down falls with using CAM therapy?
· What will it cost? Will my insurance cover it?
· Do I have to use CAM?