Mara Santilli · Apr 2, 2019

Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB/GYN and the Director of Perinatal Services at New York City Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, adds that an integrative clinic helps medical professionals analyze all possible angles and causes of a medical condition, like the patient’s environment. “Understanding the connection between environmental stressors, the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, and how it plays a role in many bodily functions, and the development of medical issues like cardiovascular disease, infertility, and menstrual irregularities is an important thing,” Dr. Gaither says. This attention to every possible cause of a health problem is what Dr. Gaither believes will make any clinic a success.

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