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Dr. Dianne M. McNeill Graduated from Leading Integrative Medicine Fellowship
TUCSON, Ariz., June 23, 2020 – Dianne M. McNeill, MD, FAAP, a local Pediatrician at Cornerstone Pediatrics has graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Tucson.
Dr. McNeill is a board-certified Pediatrician in Chesapeake, VA and specializes in Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine and has spent 16 years serving Hampton Roads area with the last 6 years in her local community at her solo private practice.
Dr. McNeill joins an elite group of practitioners to have initiated studies with this internationally recognized integrative medicine program. Launched in 1997 by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
“We’re excited to have Dr. McNeill as a graduate of this competitive and intensive program of study,” said Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, director of the fellowship for the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. “She showed a deep commitment to medicine and patient care in her professional acumen and I’m fully confident that this two-years of additional training will give Dr. McNeill the tools to excel in integrative medicine and become a leader in the field.”
For more information about the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, visit www.azcim.org/Fellowship.
About the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is leading the transformation of healthcare by training a new generation of health professionals and by empowering individuals and communities to optimize health and wellbeing through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches. To learn more about the Center, visit www.azcim.org.
Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine:
1. Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
2. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
3. Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.
4. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
5. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
6. Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
7. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
8. Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-develop
Click on link for a video of Dr. Andrew Weil discussing current Integrative Medicine from his Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.