Integrative Health Approach and Algorithm of Six Method
Hi, my name is Dr. Vik Rajan, and I would like to welcome and thank you for allowing Specialty Healthcare and Wellness to assist you in your health and healthcare goals.
I am specialized in internal medicine, pediatrics, nephrology, and integrative medicine, but in the context of Specialty Healthcare and Wellness, I will be serving as your integrative medical consultant, whom you will soon be seeing in clinic. You may find your experience with me different from the usual doctor appointments you have had.
For one thing, I’m a medical doctor that likes to teach people how to avoid the medical system by improving their own health in order to decrease their need for medical pills, procedures, or surgeries. To do this, I use an integrative medical approach focused on the Algorithm of Six which represents to six common drivers of most chronic diseases, caused by problems with:
- Stress management
- Environmental factors
When there is a problem in any one of these areas, it will often manifest as a chronic medical condition, whether it be high blood pressure, headaches, heartburn, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, various autoimmune conditions, etc. Conventional medical doctors are trained to offer a disease-specific mix of pharmaceutical +/- procedures or surgeries, hoping you don’t get side effects from those things. At best, it will patch up the one disease you have . . . until you get another one to be managed by more pills, procedures, and surgeries because no one ever took the time to address the main drivers of chronic disease in the first place.
Over the years I have practiced integrative medicine, I have found that when the Algorithm of Six is properly addressed by both the doctor and the patient, the various chronic diseases patients have will significantly improve, or in some cases, completely resolve so that further medical intervention is not necessary or their current medication regimen can be reduced.
A significant amount of time will be devoted by me and the various team members of Specialty Healthcare and Wellness to teaching you how best to address the Algorithm of Six in order to improve your own health. The other equally important component of my integrative medical approach is to help you “integrate” what your all your doctors are doing. These days, it is not unusual to have multiple doctors, with each one focusing on a specific disease or organ system – an approach that I call the “hyperspecialization of medicine”. The problem with a hyperspecialized approach is that diseases and organ systems do not work in isolation, and primary care doctors do not always have enough time to review and explain to patients what all is going on with them.
Thus my goal will be to take the time to review your overall medical care during visits with me to help you better understand your health and what you need to talk to your primary care doctor or disease/organ specialist about to optimize the care that you receive from them. These objectives will take time to achieve, and may not all be accomplished within one visit, but I am confident that with time, regular follow up, and effort on your part and mine, you will be able to see and feel improvements in your overall health and well-being and become more aware of your medical care and how best to manage it.
I look forward to seeing you in clinic.
Vik Rajan, M.D.
To schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Rajan, call (281) 569-4289. You may also find out more information on our Specialty Healthcare and Wellness site.