Dr. Ciurash has been trained in two medical specialties.
Having studied Family Medicine, Dr. Ciurash has been trained to provide comprehensive medical care for families and individuals suffering from all types of illnesses, disorders, conditions and diseases. As a family doctor, Dr. Ciurash is usually the first point of contact for patients when they seek general medical care (categorized as a primary care provider) and can refer patients to specialists when necessary.
Family medicine, or family practice, is a division of primary care focused on the provision of comprehensive medical care for people of all ages, with family doctors often providing care for the entire family. As a family doctor, these physicians generally develop close relationships with patients over an extended period of time, allowing for the provision of comprehensive care that other specialists may be less likely to deliver.
Family physicians are tasked with caring for not only the physical health of patients and families, but also the mental and emotional health and how it relates to the family as a unit. Family medicine also emphasizes preventive care, attempting to keep the patient healthy and prevent diseases before they occur through regular exercise, a healthy diet and healthy life choices.
When treating patients and their families, family physicians employ a variety of techniques and procedures. With regard to preventive measures, Family doctors are tasked with performing regular examinations or checkups, immunizations and screening tests, among others. Family physicians are trained to identify and treat a very wide range of illnesses and injuries, but may also refer patients to a specialist when they deem it necessary. Additionally, family physicians may also treat and manage chronic conditions without the assistance of a specialist.
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Having studied Holistic Medicine, Dr. Ciurash has been trained to treat patients by looking at the body as a whole, taking into consideration the physical, environmental, spiritual, nutritional, emotion, social and other factors that may be contributing to the patient's condition. By taking all of these factors into account, Dr. Ciurash can help the patient achieve ideal health and fitness levels, providing for a better quality of life.
Holistic medicine is a type of medical care concerned with treating the patient as a whole, rather than attempting to look at individual complications or disorders. Holistic practitioners tend to take the following into account as contributing factors: nutritional, emotional, physical, environmental, lifestyle, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of the patients life. One of the main goals of holistic care is the attempt at attaining complete physical, spiritual and mental health.
The practice of holistic medicine attempts to integrate both conventional medical techniques with those of alternative and complementary practices to promote optimum levels of health, addressing diseases and complications by taking into account as many contributing factors as possible. Holistic practitioners understand disease as the result of emotional, spiritual, environmental, social and physical imbalance, and that correcting this imbalance is vital to treating and possibly curing the diseases faced by their patients.
The field of Holistic medicine is quite broad and can encompass a wide variety of treatment techniques and procedures, but mainly focuses on the lifestyle of the patient. Nonetheless, treatments may include acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, natural foods and diet, homeopathy, regular exercise regimens and forms of counseling, among others. If the holistic doctor is an MD, they may provide traditional medical care from a holistic standpoint. Other terms associated with holistic medicine include alternative medicine, natural healing and complementary medicine, among others.
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