Jul 25, 2018 05:52PM
Paul Stallone, NMD
Arizona Integrative Medical Center
Paul Stallone, NMD, founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center. He shares his vision for providing quality, natural care for disease management and prevention.
Describe the Arizona Integrative Medical Center.
We blend naturopathic and conventional medicine, hence the name integrative. While I am a naturopathic doctor, in Arizona we are trained to combine conventional medicine as well. Physicians are taught how to integrate the two together. Patients benefit from both. My first approach is to use naturopathic treatment and then apply conventional medicine when needed. I started the practice 17 years ago, and it’s been growing ever since.
Who benefits from your care?
I see all types of patients, from those who have the common cold all the way up to high-stage cancer. The center focuses on ailments such as fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, joint therapy, preventative/functional medicine, and hormone replacement—to name just a few.
What inspired you to become a naturopath?
It’s been a part of me ever since I can remember. All of my family is from Italy. Whenever anyone got sick, naturopathic medicine was applied first. We only used conventional doctors when required. With my training in both naturopathic and conventional medicine, I can provide more treatment options for my patients.
How is your practice different?
Several key reasons: First, we take the time to really listen. Most patients are with their physician for a very short period of time. There’s not much you can learn about someone in a designated period of time. Second, I’ve been trained in several different schools of medicine, from naturopathic to conventional to homeopathic to alternative. I can use them all in the treatment of chronic illness. Third, we set ourselves apart by utilizing treatment for outer beauty. When people feel good on the inside, they want to feel good on the outside. I’ve been asked by many patients to provide external treatment as well. I’m also the one who performs all of the aesthetic injections and treatment.
Describe a common ailment you see, and how you treat it.
We’re getting wonderful results from regenerative joint therapy (RJT) and Prolozone, also known as prolotherapy, which is used to treat joint injuries and strains found in cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Such injuries are common and can lead to arthritis or joint diseases.
RJT stops this degenerative process and restores stability. Because the treatment requires no surgery, there are no long rehabilitation periods. Patients typically begin normal activities after treatment. This is not just a bandage—it repairs the joint.
Complementing RJT, we help balance patient hormones and focus on the correct nutrition for healing through supplements, enzymes and homeopathic medicines.
The Arizona Integrative Medical Center is located at 8144 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 820, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-214-3922 or visit the following websites: DrStallone.com, ScottsdaleCancerTreatmentCenter.com, MyDermalFillers.com and JointPainAZ.com.