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Medical Resources

Medical Resources

Good search engines / Broad Resources: 

  • Cochrane reviews on complementary medicine topics with good summaries:
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (Branch of the NIH), includes health topics pages, “Herbs at a Glance”, and Pain management:
  • Also from the NCCIH above, larger clinical practice guidelines for a variety of Integrative heatlh topics:
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Program, good resources on different supplements and attaches to research studies! 
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Guidelines:
  • Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Support Guides:
  • Essential Evidence Plus :

Book references with good summaries of evidence based medicine: 

  • Pamela Wartian Smith – evidence-based summaries of hormone supplementation, vitamins & supplements, allergy, and memory loss: 
    • What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and So much More, 2nd Ed (2019)
    • What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones (2010)
    • What You Must Know About Memory Loss & How you Can Stop It
    • What You Must Know About Allergy Relief

Learning coursework: 

  •  Pure encapsulations is sponsoring an excellent detailed physiology course lectured by Dr Yanuck, free for one year if you sign up. (CH adjunct professor!!)
  • Numerous online study programs in pretty much any field you want to learn about! And then ask colleagues who practice this way on Facebook forums etc. Functional Medicine Practitioners Forum (Healthcare Professionals)

Professional Medical Organizations – These organizations also offer CME courses online and conferences for further learning

Nutritional Supplements –
Fullscripts carries many trusted companies, or order direct.


Compounding Natural Medicines/Bioidentical Hormones/alternatives to expensive drug company options

  • Women’s International Pharmacy
  • Asheville compounding pharmacy Asheville a professional staff to help you navigate affordable medication options and compounded alternatives
  •  Hormone pellets and other compounded options
  • Infuserve America – IV nutrition and other supplements

Environmental Toxins and Food Safety

Diet and Nutrition


Laboratory Testing

  • LabCorp – free standing labs and the hospital’s send out labs
  • Quest done in our office and other free standing labs, will bill your insurance
  • Sanesco: Asheville: Urine neurotransmitter, saliva hormones and adrenal testing, covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and some other insurances
  • Genova Diagnostics
  • NeuroScience Labs
  • Alletess
  • Great Plains Labs

Resources for explaining/helping patients: 

Additional Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect
Diet and Nutrition
*USDA guidelines overemphasize carbohydrate consumption, this imbalance is a leading cause of obesity and Type II diabetes.
Environmental Toxins
Evidence-Based Medicine Sites
Fitness For All Ages and Abilities
Food Safety
General Health Information
Government-Sponsored Medical Sites
Household Safety/Poisons
End-of-Life, Palliative and Hospice Care Local Resources
National Resources
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Eldercare Locator
  • National Caregiver’s Library
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • NIHSenior Health
Laboratory Testing
Mental Health
Natural Medicines/Bioidentical Hormones
Nutritional Supplements
Poison Control Center
Professional Medical Organizations
American Pain Society
Substance Abuse Treatment
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Brookside, Burnsville NC
  • Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation 828-765-7312