Integrative Medicine 1701 - Integrative Medicine Alert - Jan 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians and researchers interested in complementary and alternative medicine.


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Faculty Listing:

Executive Editor
David Kiefer, MD
Research Fellow
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona

Peer Reviewer
J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil
Program Director
Integrative Medicine
Fellowship Director
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin

AHC Media Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Editorial Advisory Board
Craig Schneider, MD
Director of Integrative Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Maine Medical Center

Dónal P. O'Mathùna, PhD
Senior Lecturer;
Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence;
School of Nursing;
Dublin City University;

Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP
Internist and Geriatrician
Issaquah, WA

German H. Rodriguez, MD
Third-Year Resident
Beth Israel Medical Center
Institute for Family Health Residency
Urban Family Practice
New York

Zehra Siddiqui, DO
Integrative Medicine Fellow
Institute for Family Health
New York

Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco


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  • present evidence-based clinical analyses of commonly used alternative therapies
  • make informed, evidence-based recommendations to clinicians about whether to consider using such therapies in practice
  • describe and critique the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of useful, current, peer-reviewed clinical studies in alternative medicine as published in the scientific literature

Financial Disclosure:

Integrative Medicine Alert's executive editor David Kiefer, MD, peer reviewer J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil, AHC Media executive editor Leslie Coplin, managing editor Neill Kimball, and editorial advisory board members Dónal P. O€™Mathúna, PhD and Craig Schneider, MD, and authors Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP, German H. Rodriguez, MD, Zehra Siddiqui, DO, and Michael H. Crawford, MD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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