Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.


Complementary Medicine for a Healthy Holiday Season

Dr. Roman Finn, the founder of Advanced Medical Center, in Paramus, is an integrative internist practicing medicine for more than 30 years. Finn first began his career in Russia and took residency at Hackensack University Medical Center upon his arrival in the U.S. He later worked with a prominent medical group in New Jersey until he launched his own practice in Paramus 19 years ago.

In this holiday season, it is increasingly important to take care of ourselves. The cold, snowy weather, commitments to family and other obligations and more indulgence in holiday comfort foods and alcohol can increase stress and the risk of illness.

Holistic or complementary medicine focuses on determining more wholesome treatments that provides the desired efficacy while mitigating side effects. This does not mean that holistic medicine is always the answer. At times, traditional therapies will be the first choice of treatment ,depending on the specific health issue.

For a patient to achieve better health, the root cause and subsequent symptoms must be treated, so an accurate diagnosis needs to be achieved. In many cases, internal medicine is best suited for determining the diagnosis, and then holistic medicine can be utilized to treat not only the symptoms, but the root cause, as well. Most medical doctors can typically provide an accurate diagnosis, with the most significant value coming from their years of experience.

Every treatment has its benefits and some have drawbacks. Side effects that are often a concern to patients need to be taken into consideration, and an experienced integrative internist will take all of the factors into account. Integrative medicine is the practice of observing all aspects—health, diet and lifestyle—when assessing the patient’s health and possible treatments.

Among the myriad available treatments proposed by all schools of medicine, the integrative model seeks to promote the most effective treatments with the fewest side effects. Bringing balance to the patient’s life is essential in order to provide the best treatments using all of the available options.

Advanced Medical Care Center is located at 22 Madison Ave., in Paramus. For more information, call 201-291-0401 or visit

Matthew Pollotta is a writer for Pollotta Digital Marketing.

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