Integrative Medicine

BayCare’s Integrative Medicine Program is designed to augment treatment provided by your primary care provider and other specialists to improve your overall health and quality of life, allowing you to be the best version of you. Integrative medicine is evidence-informed  and addresses all facets of your health and lifestyle, including physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being. You’ll learn how the basics of nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management can build a foundation of health through lifestyle modifications. Integrative medicine is a holistic, patient-centered approach to health care that strongly emphasizes a collaborative patient-practitioner partnership with providers that include registered dietitians, health coaches, fitness trainers, massage therapists, mental health counselors and others.  The importance of investing in your health today cannot be emphasized enough as chronic diseases continue to rise and diminish our overall quality of life.

Our medical director, Dr. Kirksak “Jay” Poonkasem is board certified in family, palliative, integrative, and lifestyle medicine, and is also trained in medical acupuncture. He believes in a united approach to health and wellness, taking into account the connection between mind, body and spirit.

In this BayCare HealthChat™, Dr. Poonkasem answers the question, "What is Integrative Medicine?"

Integrative Medicine at PTAK
430 Morton Plant Street, Suite 400
Clearwater, FL 33756

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Mental Wellness

Life can be stressful. Our team works with clients to help them learn techniques to navigate the rollercoaster of life or short-term challenges that may be present. 

Mental wellness services offered include:

  • Breathing techniques/stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Healing touch
  • Stress management techniques (HeartMath)
  • Acupuncture 
  • Auriculotherapy 
 

Nutrition

Healthy eating is key to feeling your best. Our integrative medicine program offers services to help you make lasting changes to improve your short and long-term health.
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Fitness

Whatever your fitness level, our team can help you get started, maintain your level of activity, or recover from illness or injury. 

Services include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Counterstrain
  • Auriculotherapy
Accepting patients age 18 and older.
Services are available for a fee. Insurance plans aren’t accepted.