MEET DR. BAZEL
Welcome to Vermont Integrative MD!
When I think about health, what comes to mind is treating the whole person.
So much of medicine today has become compartmentalized. We have specialists for almost every organ system in the body – pulmonology, cardiology, musculoskeletal, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, dermatology and the list goes on and on.
While specialists play a vital role in aiding with diagnoses and treatment, care can often get fragmented and treating the patient as a whole gets lost in the shuffle.
The goal of a good primary care physician is to coordinate your care between all of your providers and to consider you as a whole individual taking into account not only your physical health, but your mental, emotional and spiritual health.
That is my goal as your primary care physician.
From personal experience and from experience treating patients, I found that a dual approach using conventional medicine along with integrative or complementary-alternative techniques often works best for many healthcare conditions.
Complementary alternative techniques include anything as simple as learning deep breathing exercises to help calm stress and anxiety, meditation to help with insomnia and more exotic treatments like acupuncture or herbal treatments to help with conditions such as chronic pain.
Every person is unique and while a combination of treatments may work well for one individual, it may not be the right fit for another individual. I will work with you to learn about your concerns and preferences in how you want to be treated.
Together we will work as a team to come up with the best healthcare strategy for you.
More about Dr. Bazel
Dr. Sepinoud Bazel is a family medicine physician who also specializes in integrative medicine. Dr. Bazel has over seven years of experience working as a family medicine physician in the state of Vermont. She has previously worked at Porter Hospital as well as University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Bazel was also on faculty at the University of Vermont for almost four years serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Bazel is dual board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine.
She completed her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine and did a family
medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bazel completed her two-year fellowship program in integrative medicine through the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.