Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine - David C. Leopold, MD

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine
27 South Cooks Bridge Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 994-7855


Discover the Benefits of Patient-Centered Healthcare

David C. Leopold, MD, is the Medical Director at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine. He specializes in integrative pain management, lifestyle medicine, and integrative cancer care. Dr. Leopold is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. He is a also a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a certified medical acupuncturist.

What is Integrative Medicine and Health?
Integrative medicine is patient-centered health care that looks at all aspects of health and illness. It roots out the causes ofillness: from the physical and psychological to the environmental and genetic. It uses all medical systems for healing and treatment, from conventional approaches and mind-body medicine,to old world traditions such as botanicals and acupuncture. Integrative medicine does not blindlyaccept“alternative” approaches or reject conventional Western medicine but looks for the best approach for each patient. It stresses prevention and looks for less invasive, more natural treatments. Above all, at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine, each patient partners with an integrative practitioner to create an individualized treatment plan.As a result, our patients become empowered to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Who should consider receiving integrative medical care?
Everyone can benefit from integrative medical care since it is simply GOOD health care and since there are beneficial results in a wide group of patients.Acupuncture has successfully decreased the amount of pain medications needed post surgery. Biofeedback techniques and supplements treat or reduce the medications needed for hypertension. Meditation helps with depression and anxiety. And there are botanicals that decrease cholesterol and blood glucose levels. These are just a few examples.

What is unique about the Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine program?
Our unique program emphasizes our five pillars of health, utilizes a team approach and provides services under one roof in a brandnew beautiful environment. Our five pillars of health are assessed for each patient: sleep, activity, purpose, nutrition and resilience. The team consists of specialists who have exemplary training in integrative and functional medicine, treating the whole person – mind, body and soul. The team includes a nutritionist, health coach, acupuncturist, nurse practitioner, physician and psychologist. Patients can self-refer to any of the Integrative Medicine staff members, meaning if  someone wants to see the nutritionist,they do not need to see the integrative physician first.

Does an Integrative Medicine Physician replace my current primary care provider or internist?
Absolutely not! The Integrative Medicine Physician will work as a consultant with the patient and their primary care physician or specialist. In fact, patients who do not have a primary care provider will be referred to the appropriate doctor for their general care.

To make an appointment with our Center for Integrative Health & Medicine call (732) 994-7855 or visit meridianintegrativemedicine.com for more information.

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine team members:
Nicole Cerillo, RD, LDN, integrative nutritionist
Judson D. Chaney, ND, LAC, acupuncturist
Vivian A. Kominos, MD, FACC, FABOIM, integrative physician and cardiologist
Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN, integrative health coach
Emma Stafford, APN, integrative nurse practitioner
Lisa Sussman, PsyD, health psychologist

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31 May 2017