Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine

Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine

After an interview and examination, physicians from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia provide recommendations for treatment to a patient.


Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
1015 Chestnut Street, Suite 1212
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Daniel Monti, MD, Director

Telephone: 215-955-1376
Website: www.jeffersonhospital.org/departments-and-services/myrna-brind-center-integrative-medicine.aspx

 

The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center recognizes that illness and healing involve all aspects of ourselves: biological, psychological, social, and spiritual.  We seek to create therapeutic partnerships that are compassionate, pro-active, and attuned to the unique needs of every patient.  We are fundamentally rooted in the science and wisdom of medicine, with thoughtful integration of cutting edge therapies that have promising supportive data.  This combined high touch, high tech approach offers our patients real medicine with real alternatives.

The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine was founded in 1998 as part of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Led by the Director, Daniel A. Monti, MD, the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center is clinically organized into several specialized programs that provide comprehensive consultations with integrative treatment plans.  Patients are referred by their primary care or specialty physician or they self refer to seek help with a specific condition.

Named a Top Hospital in Integrative Medicine by Philadelphia magazine, the Center providers see approximately 900 patients a month.  The physicians treat adults and children and are able to address common health problems as well as complex medical conditions.  In addition to being leaders in conventional medicine, they have expertise in diet and nutritional supplements, micro-nutrient infusions, mind-body interventions, and herbal and homeopathic medicines.  The Center staff also includes acupuncturists, nurses, psychologists, mindfulness instructors, body workers, and exercise physiologists, all of whom support the treatment plans constructed by the Center physicians.

Complementing the clinical services, the Center offers a variety of wellness services, including mindfulness training, fitness programs, the Center’s newly designed “JeffQuit” (for smoking cessation), and an executive health program.

The following is an overview of the Center’s services and its accomplishments since its founding 14 years ago:

  • The Integrative Cancer Care Program maximizes healthfulness and quality of life, and minimizes cancer-related symptoms and distress.  A broad range of modalities – including diet and nutrition, stress reduction, acupuncture and physical fitness – are tailored to the individual’s needs.  In addition, high dose Vitamin C infusions are offered as part of a series of clinical trials done in collaboration with the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center.
  • The Integrative Pain Management Program strives to diminish pain-related problems, increase functional mobility and improve quality of life.  Led by a team of physical medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal, and lifestyle experts, the program combines conventional and complementary techniques.
  • The Integrative Women's Health Program provides specialized treatments of menopause, gynecologic health, osteoporosis and a range of other physical and emotional health issues.  Options for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other natural hormone balancing therapies are provided.
  • The Great Life Makeover – a leading-edge practice of medicine designed by Daniel A. Monti, MD, and Anthony J. Bazzan, MD, authors of The Great Life Makeover – addresses diet, exercise, sexual health, energy levels, risk factors, stress, physical conditions, genetics and hormone balance.
  • The Integrative Mental Health Program, trained therapists, counselors and psychiatrists work with patients in conjunction with the Center’s other programs or as a stand-alone service.
  • The Integrative Pediatrics Program combines the best evidence-based conventional medicine with a variety of proven lifestyle therapies and complementary techniques.
  • The Center’s academic program through Thomas Jefferson University has been engaged in research and educational activities related to integrative medicine since 1995.  In addition to conducting many NIH-funded studies, researchers also study health outcomes of all patients treated through the Center’s programs. Several courses and classes are offered within Jefferson Medical College as well as Jefferson’s College of Health Professions.
  • In 2010, the Center opened a new Fitness and Lifestyle facility at 1013 Chestnut Street, offering a range of personal and group fitness programs such as circuit training, Pilates, qi gong, kettle ball, and yoga.  This facility is also home to the Center’s Mindfulness Institute, and there is a large designated group room for the numerous mindfulness-based programs.