Healthy patients that are actively involved in improving our community.
To partner with our patients to optimize their health and wellbeing.
We value our patients, as evidenced by our commitment to provide our patients with a positive, nurturing, and healing experience. We value our staff, as evidenced by our commitment to creating and maintaining a warm, encouraging, loving, and joyful work environment. We value our community, as evidenced by our commitment to linking the gifts, talents, and passions of our patients and staff to the needs of our community.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
We offer a unique approach to obstetrics and gynecology services by providing individualized comprehensive care for females of all ages – From teenagers with painful and irregular periods, to expectant mothers, to women facing the challenges of menopause.
Although our approach is founded in a traditional OB/GYN care model, we also offer group visits, natural remedies, massage, relaxation training, acupuncture, nutrition, supplements, bioidentical hormones, and exercise to treat a variety of conditions. Instead of treating a particular disease, we address each patient individually. We seek to restore the mental, physical, psychosocial and spiritual imbalances that may be resulting in conditions such as infertility, PCOS, menopause, depression, insomnia, weight problems, PMS, fatigue, pelvic pain, endometriosis and other conditions that could be affecting health and wellness.
Our patients undergo a thorough assessment of their lifestyle, health history, diet, occupation, exercise habits and family history. Treatments are individualized and take into account the patient’s desires and preferences. Through attentive and individualized advice and support, we cultivate personal relationships by listening to each patient’s needs and concerns and providing them with the information and tools to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Many of our patients have commented that our approach is both refreshing and comfortable. Most importantly, this approach is evidence based and results in better outcomes than traditional models of care.
As an internist I provide individualized comprehensive care for BOTH men and women of all ages (generally 16 years and older). Whether it’s a 23 year old school teacher with thyroid problems, a grandmother with a urinary tract infection, an adolescent cheer leader with intermittent diarrhea and stomach pain, a truck driver with high blood pressure and cholesterol issues, a retired plumber with heart problems, or a stay-at-home mom with fatigue and weight gain, we are equipped to handle it.
Many medical problems are the result of pathologic processes that develop slowly over many years. When we are young, our organs can withstand a significant amount of abuse from unhealthy lifestyle choices–we can often eat poorly without gaining weight, smoke without developing lung cancer, and so on. As we age, our life choices catch up to us and we lose this resilience (organ reserve), making us more susceptible to disease. However, we can modify how quickly we undergo this process of “biological aging” through changes in lifestyle, environment, and nutrition. It is recognized that 75% of our health and life expectancy after age 40 is modifiable on the basis of these choices. This is the reason we are so passionate about prevention and about “lifestyle medicine.” It is exciting to be able to intervene early (or even later) in the process and alter its course for good. Better yet, teach healthy lifestyles to our young people and make an even greater impact.
Although our approach is founded in traditional internal (and family) medicine, we tend to offer more aggressive screening and lab testing in order to identify risks at an earlier stage of progression and achieve more effective intervention. We also offer natural remedies, massage, relaxation training, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, supplements, bioidentical hormones, and exercise to treat a variety of conditions. Instead of treating a particular disease, we address each patient individually. We seek to restore the mental, physical, hormonal, psychosocial and spiritual imbalances that may be resulting in conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight problems, fatigue, muscle aches, and other conditions that could be affecting health and wellness.
Being a board certified family practice doctor, I THRIVE on developing lasting relationships and treating the WHOLE FAMILY at any age. I have the capability of managing all spectrums of disease/ condition/symptoms and have the full knowledge of knowing when to refer pts to specialists only when necessary.
An integrative holistic family practice doctor means I use all my medical skills but with a heart, compassion and a sense of connection with nature and spirit. Here, we can combine multiple therapies, with the goal of enhancing the patient’s optimal health as a whole person-body, mind and spirit. We prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors, not just by throwing unnecessary medications at you, focusing mainly on prevention.
Studies show that 80% of all chronic illness visits to primary care practioners are stress related. Evidence based studies have shown the true healing power of connection, as all have shown to decrease stress. Our practice places a huge emphasis on developing a real connection with the patient by getting a sense of you, your life and your goals.
With stress reduction and lifestyle medicine, we seek to restore the mental, physical, hormonal, psychosocial and spiritual imbalances that may be resulting in conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight problems, fatigue, muscle aches, and other conditions that could be affecting health and wellness. We also offer natural remedies, homeopathy (see below), massage, relaxation training, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, supplements, and exercise to treat a variety of conditions. Instead of treating a particular disease, we address each patient individually.
A typical appointment is begun with smiles, laughter and then a full, in depth assessment of your health history, family history, lifestyle, diet, occupation, relationships, exercise and sleep habits. Then treatments are individualized and take into account your desires and preferences.
Through attentive and individualized advice and support, we cultivate personal relationships by listening to your needs and concerns and providing you with the information and tools to make an informed decision about your health and well-being. Together we develop a negotiated medical treatment and lifestyle medicine action plan that will inspire and encourage you towards positive behavior change. All questions are more than welcomed and will be answered in as much detail as you would like. Alternative treatments can be discussed, as I am certified in homeopathy and am now currently in the process of a certification in integrative holistic medicine. This evidence based approach results in better outcomes than traditional models of care.
Natural, safe, non-toxic, no side effects.
Regulated by the FDA since 1938.
Helps your body regain the balance it needs to be healthy.
No interaction with prescription drugs (American Association of Pharmacists 2006).
Patients unable to use conventional drugs can safely use homeopathic drugs (American Association of Pharmacists 2006).
Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of medicines, or remedies. These remedies are prepared from substances found in nature and help the body heal itself.
Which diseases can be treated with homeopathy?
Pain, headaches/migraines, depression, anxiety/panic, mood issues, PMS, menstrual cramps, allergies, pregnancy discomforts, endometriosis, fibroids, stress, fatigue, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, asthma, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, UTI, warts, cold sores, arthritis, digestive disorders, ADHD, most skin diseases like acne, psoriasis and eczema, burns, trauma, cough, motion sickness, tonsillitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, autoimmune diseases, geriatrics and newborn issues, ear infections, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis and the common cold.
Allopathy works on each illness individually requring many medications. Homepathy works at the root of the problem thus all problems improve with one remedy.
Integrative Holistic Medicine
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care
Lynne Bishop, DC, LAc, licensed acupuncturist and chiropractic physician
Specialized Treatment For:
- Immune Support
- Smoking Cessation
- Chronic Health Conditions
- Women's Health
- Fertility support
- Hormonal support
- Menopausal symptoms
- Sports Medicine/Injury
- Pain Management
Let me introduce myself. I’m Lynne Hancock, a chiropractic physician and licensed acupuncturist. I’ve been practicing in the South Bend/Mishawaka area for ten years. I firmly believe that healthcare works best when providers work as a team. Communication is enhanced, which ultimately results in better outcomes for you, the patient.
I have longed to find a practice in this area that truly understands holistic medicine and provides patients with all of the tools necessary for health. I feel extremely blessed to say that I have finally found that practice here at Physicians HolisticHealth Alliance.
I love our team approach to care. By complementing traditional medicine with nutrition, exercise, acupuncture, massage, counseling and psychotherapy, chiropracty and wellness education, we treat the whole person, not just a symptom or disease. We are a team of practitioners communicating and working together for a common goal- good health.
Call 574.273.3880 with any questions and to schedule.
Nutritional Consultations are available on a wide variety of health and wellness issues. Even basically healthy individuals can see improvement in overall health, energy and vitality with nutritional enhancement. Along with a basic nutrition evaluation, and on-going coaching sessions, nutritional guidance is provided for the following areas:
- Weight management
- Insulin Resistance
- Cancer prevention, nutrition during treatment and what to eat to prevent further cancers.
- Cardiac health and Lipid management
- Osteopenia and osteoporosis
- Fibromyalgia and arthritis
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Sinus problems
- Women’s health and hormonal issues
- Healthy aging
- Vegetarian or meat based diets
- Restricted diets
- Fasting and detoxification
- Supplement evaluations and recommendations
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Master’s degree prepared in preventive and rehabilitative health, and trained at Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute as a Mind/Body Specialist, the exercise physiologist works in close partnership with clients to identify and achieve fitness and wellness goals. Exercise, relaxation and other wellness practices improve chronic health conditions, reduce risk factors for disease, and most importantly, improve the quality of each day. Specialty areas include: cardiac wellness, cancer wellness, holistic menopause, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, pain management, depression, stress management, relaxation, weight loss/maximal metabolism, smoking cessation, humor and optimism and positive behavior change.
We’ve probably all felt stress. Sometimes it is brief or situational. But sometimes stress is persistent and complex. When there is too much stress for an extended period of time individuals may feel out of control, fatigued, unable to concentrate or generally irritable. Prolonged stress may also compound any emotional problem and can affect ones physical health with related illnesses and disease.
The good news is that people can learn to effectively manage stress and develop healthier patterns that increase their resistance to the harmful effects of stress.
Physicians HolisticHealth Alliance offers stress management consultations specifically tailored to an individual’s needs. In addition, stress management group sessions and classes are offered at PHA.
Mental & Emotional Health
Lifestyle Medicine employs a care philosophy that combines relaxation-response techniques, nutrition, exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapies with standard medical practices. This comprehensive approach to health care helps patients achieve a significant reduction in physical and psychological symptoms.
For many patients, health and well-being depends on their ability to change unhealthy or high risk behaviors. At PHA our focus is on helping our patients understand and appreciate a comprehensive view of health as it is influenced by multiple factors. In addition to using medication for the more serious symptoms, we assist the patient to gain awareness of the underlying factors so that cognitive and behavior changes can be made which mitigate or eliminate the symptoms. This process of bringing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of oneself together leads to integration and balance in one’s life and optimal health and well-being.
The process of change is more complex than simply providing information or instruction. The process taps into one’s motivation, life goals, and the courage to be the best one can be. PHA offers individual as well as group counseling sessions to enhance individuals understanding and coping strategies, reduce mood disturbance, increase self-esteem and self-efficacy and ultimately adopt new health promoting behaviors.
Food Allergy Testing
Have you ever considered that your health problems may be related to food allergies? Common symptoms include fatigue, food cravings, recurrent ear, nose and throat infections, bowel and stomach problems (including reflux), cardiovascular symptoms (like arrhythmias), skin problems (including acne, eczema and psoriasis), arthritis, migraines, asthma and general inflammation.
Most of these problems can have more than one cause, but food allergy is a relatively common and frequently overlooked element. Why just manage the symptoms when you can eliminate the cause?
Make an appointment with Nancy Strasser, MS, RD for consultation, testing and evaluation.
Lifestyle medicine end result is self-care. Lifestyle medicine is a clinically proven care plan which incorporates:
Studies show that between 60% and 80% of all physician visits are for stress-related complaints. Over 35 years of research has proven the effectiveness of lifestyle medicine. It has helped countless men and women reduce the stress and life-style factors that can cause or exacerbate conditions such as heart and vascular disease, infertility, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain, vitamin deficiencies, metabolic syndrome, auto immune conditions, and more.
Lifestyle medicine enables individuals to take control of their lives by coping well with stress and focusing on healthy thoughts and adopting healthy behaviors. This empowers people to create the balance necessary to live a healthy, joyful and satisfying life.
PHA utilizes a health and wellness coaching model which respects our patients and where they are in the process of making their lives healthier. PHA provides lifestyle education session which guide our patients in their health transformation.
If you are ready to start your transformation to a healthier you, contact a PHA partner today. where "caring for the whole you" is what we do.
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