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Speaker(s): Dr. Maggie Quinn

Monday, May 14, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium

Abstract: Integrative health care is often thought to be geared towards the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that are not affordable for underserved populations. However, it is increasingly evident that integrative approaches offer effective treatments for managing chronic diseases, with long-term benefits and measurable improvements in health outcomes. Alongside the growing evidence in favor of integrative approaches to health, accessibility and affordability of such services has been highlighted as an obstacle to patients in underserved communities. Demand for holistic and alternative medicine continues to grow within communities. There is opportunity to establish clinical initiatives that offer new and enhanced tools for both patients and providers to manage and treat chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. These initiatives can help shift a community’s focus on disease to one of wellness, by empowering individuals and communities to take a more active role in their health care. This lecture highlights an integrative health program at Serve The People Community Health Center (STP) in Santa Ana, CA, and examines its influence on one community in Orange County. 

Dr. Maggie Quinn  is a Naturopathic Doctor, currently completing a 2-year residency in Integrative Primary Care at UC-Irvine Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. Dr. Quinn received a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in San Diego, CA and received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI in Spanish & Latin American Caribbean Iberic Studies. Her clinical area of focus is working with underserved communities and managing cardiometabolic disorders. 






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