Episode I: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part I
What is Integrative Medicine?
This is Part I of AFN’s interview with integrative medicine consultant Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP. Dr. Konigsberg, whose teachers and mentors include Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, explains what integrative medicine is, why patients seek it out and how it fits in with an overall treatment plan. The podcast also explores whether western and alternative healthcare practitioners are really on opposite sides or is the landscape changing? This episode leads into Part II of the interview with Dr. Konigsberg which delves into the role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine. In this podcast you’ll hear:
2:15 – Why Dr. Konigsberg wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor
3:05 – Dr. Konigsberg’s experience in medical school
4:30 – Dr. Konigsberg’s pursuit of further education and her mentors
8:00 – Dr. Konigsberg’s views on evidenced-based medicine
10:00 – Benefits of Integrative Medicine
14:10 – Are western and alternative/complementary medicine practitioners still on ‘opposite sides’?
16:25 – What to look for in an alternative healthcare practitioner
18:10 – Integrative medicine in the U.S. v. Canada