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ELKINS — According to the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), integrative medicine “reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship, focuses on the whole person, is evidence-based, and uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve a optimal health and healing.”

In June, Dr. Catherine “Mindy” Chua, DO, achieved board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) by successfully completing all ABOIM certification requirements.

“Integrative medicine complements my practice of family medicine,” said Dr. Chua. “If a patient comes to me with a problem, I investigate the cause of the problem and then explore treatment options holistically and cooperatively.”

Dr Chua said too often health problems are treated with drugs, when a change in lifestyle or behavior is more effective.

“For example, if someone has stomach issues, I will talk to them about their eating habits, diet, or emotional health before prescribing a pill to reduce discomfort.” Chua explained.

Dr. Chua will continue to keep her family medicine practice busy at Davis Medical Center, but said she’s excited to connect with patients on a deeper level through integrative medicine.

“It is important that the doctor and the patient work together to achieve individual health goals.”

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABFS) is the third largest nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body in the United States and certifies physicians in a myriad of specialties and practice types.

Dr. Chua joined Davis Medical Center in 2013 and in 2018 was named the system’s chief medical officer. She is certified by the American Academy of Family Practice and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.



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