Date:      Dec/08
Contact: Bill Code MD



Local Doctor Graduates from Pioneering Integrative Medicine Program


(TUCSON, AZ) ---  After two years of intensive training in areas including botanical medicine, mind-body interactions and nutrition, Bill Code MD has completed his Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Launched in the summer of 2000 by internationally-recognized integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, the Center in Integrative Medicine Fellowship combines residential sessions in Tucson with a “distributed learning” model in which participants learn via the Internet, in the comfort of their own home or office.  Code, a board certified  anesthesiologist in Duncan, BC joined 74 other physicians and nurse-practitioners from all over the world in a graduation ceremony December 12, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Code has received the best training available in integrative medicine,” stated Dr. Andrew Weil.  “I consider him fully prepared to go out in the world and help transform the practice of medicine and healthcare in the directions consumers want,” he concluded.

The program, which includes 1,000 hours of instruction, emphasizes clinical applications and collaboration to establish a broad knowledge base that will transfer into clinical practice.  The curriculum utilizes patient simulations, collaborative dialogues, research updates and dialogues, problem-solving exercises, selected readings, group projects, and presentations.  The focus is on the practical application of approaches that have scientific evidence and/or a history of traditional use.  Methods of healing are explored, and physicians gain the ability to discuss these areas with both their patients and the practitioners of these disciplines.  Fellows explore the Art of Medicine, Philosophy of Medicine, Medicine and Culture, Mind-Body Interactions, Nutrition, Botanicals, Physical Activity, Spirituality, Leadership, and Legal Issues.


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Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.  The mission of the Center in Integrative Medicine is to lead the transformation of healthcare by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community of professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of Integrative Medicine.  For more information on the University of Arizona Center in Integrative Medicine, please visit:













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