Professional networking for health providers and allied services, as well as for health consumers interested in learning more about an integrative paradigm.
• Meet and become familiar with diverse health professionals and their practices.
• Discuss & critique marketing and business development tools ranging from new media, to traditional media, to in-person opportunities.
• Assist in developing public education opportunities for members.
• Discuss practice management and networking in an integrative health setting
• Explore developments in electronic medical records, HIPAA, and legal developments affecting primary care and supporting practices
• Explore how the state of health care inhibits and/or advantages your practice, what changes we might like to see, and how we can be involved in shaping those changes
Why "integrative" health rather than "complementary" or "alternative"? Integrative healthcare should embrace diverse disciplines without placing one in supremacy to another. Versus complementary care which supports allopathic medicine, but from a subordinate role, or alternative care, which supplants allopathic care. In integrative care, there are specific times and conditions in which to use different modalities. Some conditions may be addressed by multiple modalities, while other conditions may respond best to one particular modality. Within this group, other health care practitioners should be viewed as colleagues and sources for comparative perspectives more than competitors.
Who should join this group? The group is primarily for health care providers, but support services including accounting, lawyers, office services, insurance billing, computer hardware and software developers specializing in health care are also needed. Practitioners and disciplines sought include, but are not limited to MDs, osteopaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, dentists, herbalists, nurse practitioners, nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, personal trainers, case managers, martial arts instructors, yoga instructors. The group is also open to health consumers who are interested in learning more about integrative health care and networking with health professionals.
Group fees are voluntary. Some events will be free, while some will have a fee. Apart from event fees, your one-time or monthly contributions supporting the group are deeply appreciated, and will provide for developing more opportunities to support members.
New in 2016, San Francisco Integrative Health Networking will seek to work with other community groups and offer opportunities to contribute and volunteer for charity. If you are interested in learning more, or especially if you would like to help with these outreach efforts, please contact group organizer, Scott Henady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Body and Mind, Inc. was formed in 2015 to provide the business structure for the group as well provide an internet platform to build an integrative health clinical practice. For Body and Mind, Inc. is currently seeking potential board members, partners, and like-minded health practitioners. Contact group organizer, Scott Henady at email@example.com for more information.