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ICIM "End Pain" Speakers and Schedule


Events

Sept. 25-28, Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan

Jan. 3-10, 2015, Members Community Retreat at Maya Tulum, Mexico



 


ICIM is a medical association of physicians dedicated to exploring and teaching integrative treatments to help our patients. Sept. 24-28 we gather in Dearborn, Michigan, for our conference "End Pain." This newsletter is designed to prepare attendees and continue discussions of the education we provide.

ICIM member Robert Rowen, MD: On a mission to cure Ebola
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Letter from Robert Rowen, MD:

To my family, friends and patients: This is basically a joint letter from Dr. Howard Robins and myself to everyone in our lives who care about what is going on in the world. He sent one to his group. This nearly mirrored letter goes to my group.

Thank you all for your love, your concern, your support and even your worries about our upcoming mission of mercy to West Africa. My physician/nurse wife, Terri has been very supportive and recognizes that any risk I am taking is for the greater good of the entire world. My extended medical family, remains extremely concerned, not understanding of the curative powers of ozone therapy. (Hence, I am not to touch an ebola patient, but I will treat our American team every day we are there.) However, my medical family realizes there is great danger to the entire world in the face of this epidemic. In the meantime, the humanitarian mission is expanding in ways I could not have imagined!
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ICIM member Dr. Blaurock-Busch: Engaging in dialogue with Dr. Barrett of Quackwatch:
Blue words: Dr. Blaurock-Busch
Black words: Dr. Barrett

I am very pleased to hear from you and am eager to communicate further.

In your statement (revised July 1, 2014) about urinary metals and how certain laboratories "defraud" patients, you also list Micro Trace Minerals of Germany.

The article does not accuse the laboratories of defrauding patients. It describes (accurately) how test reports are used (by practitioners) to mislead patients, which is why we considered provoked testing a scam.

I have written to you about this topic previously. I assume you did not receive the note, hence I will repeat my comments.

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Follow up article from 'End Pain' speaker Helene Leonetti: Transdermal progesterone cream as an alternative progestin in hormone therapy
To evaluate the endometrial effects and determine patients' acceptance of transdermal progesterone cream compared to standard hormone therapy. Healthy menopausal women were recruited and received a pretreatment endometrial biopsy. They were randomized to 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen daily and 2.5 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (Prempro, Wyeth USA) or daily 0.625 mg CEE and twice daily 20 mg transdermal PC (Pro-gest, Transitions for Health USA). At the end of six months, a repeat EMB was obtained, and the women were crossed over to other treatment. A final EMB was performed after the final six months.
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Tweet from ICIM member Todd Pesek, MD: @DrToddPesek
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If you could look into the chest of a smoker vs a nonsmoker, this is what you'd see.
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106 days until ICIM's Members Retreat at Maya Tulum


Register for the retreat here
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Maya Tulum preparation: What to bring and frequently asked questions
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To make your stay at Maya Tulum comfortable and convenient, we suggest you bring the following: Flashlight, alarm clock, sunscreen, hat and bathing suit, light jacket and pants. (Maya Tulum provides Shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Please bring your own beach towels. Bath towels or blankets should not be removed from your cabana for use on the beach. Any missing towels or blankets will be charged to the room at a rate of $10 each.
  • Yoga props are provided for guests use in yoga halls, however, all props are (blocks, mats, blankets, straps) are not to be removed from yoga halls at any time.
  • Bring your own wet shoes and snorkeling equipment or you can rent snorkeling equipment at a local dive shop for approximately $8 per day.
  • Bike rental is available for $10 per day and is a 20-minute walking distance from Maya Tulum.
  • A distilled water dispenser is provided in every cabana.
  • There are safes to store your valuables in each cabana.
  • Check-in time 3 p.m. Check-out time 12 p.m.
  • We recommend bringing approximately $300-500 cash/travelers checks per person for things such as: massage /body work ($70-90 per session), excursions, taxis, entry fees, shopping, diving, equipment rentals, food and bar drinks. It is also recommended each person brings small currency ($1's, $5's and $10's) because the front desk is limited on giving out change to each guest.

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    Help wanted
    ICIM
    If you are an NP, PA, MD, DO, ND or other integrative health practitioner looking for a job, please contact us immediately. We know of multiple job openings across the country for those wanting to work in independent integrative medicine family medicine practices.
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    Practice Management


    Unless Congress acts, patients may soon lose access to primary care
    Medical Xpress
    A national report showing the benefits of preventing a reduction in the rates physicians receive for providing Medicaid services was released today by the American College of Physicians. The report, "Why Congress Must Save the Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity Program: Unless Congress Acts, Program to Ensure Access to Life-Saving Primary Care Will Expire," explains why it is critical to ensure Medicaid patients' access to internists and pediatricians (and their related subspecialists), family physicians, and obstetricians/gynecologists who provide mostly primary care.
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    TRENDING ARTICLES
    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        ICIM member and IBCMT advisor to the board, Dr. Eleonore Blaurock-Busch: Open letter to Quackwatch (ICIM)
    Help wanted (Optimal Health Physicians)
    By Erin Chamerlik: Why I kicked my Keurig to the curb (GreenMedInfo)
    Follow up on ICIM \'End Pain\' speaker Derrick Lonsdale MD\'s Blog Post: An unusual recovery: TTFD (ICIM)

    Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
     

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