Dr. Mary Babcock is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with expertise in various areas, including regenerative medicine, integrative medicine, and osteopathic manipulation. She has a particular focus on treating conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, pelvic pain, women’s health issues, sports injuries, chronic pain, and Lyme disease. Dr. Babcock has a background in neurobiology from Northwestern University and completed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has conducted research on Botox treatment for chronic pain and has been recognized nationally for her work. Dr. Babcock takes a holistic approach to patient care and emphasizes the importance of listening to patients to develop effective treatment plans. Outside of her medical practice, she enjoys activities such as hiking, painting, and playing musical instruments. Her military experience and personal caregiving experiences have provided her with valuable insights into functional medicine and musculoskeletal conditions.
A doctor of integrative medicine is a physician who practices functional and holistic medicine. Doctors of integrative medicine believe in a whole person or systems approach to managing chronic ailments and preventing illnesses. Their main focus is on addressing the underlying root cause of disease instead of just covering up symptoms.
Additionally, they believe patients ought to be educated about their conditions and have a better comprehension of their treatment plans and the motive governing the treatment plan. This is why longer (half an hour) office visits with our doctors are routine at Robinhood Integrative Health (RIH).
We have a great, well-trained team of healthcare providers that will do their best so you can experience health as it ought to be.
Honestly, not much. Functional and integrative medicine can pretty much be used interchangeably.
They both strive to treat an individual as a whole and concentrate on developing personalized treatments tailored to treat and cure underlying causes of disease. They also attempt to restore people to an optimal state of wellness not just an absence of disease.
Our providers have training in both Integrative and Functional Medicine and continue to learn. Our providers pursue ongoing medical education about various topics including hormones, thyroid dysfunction, anti-aging, chronic infections, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, and IV therapies. We strive to get better and more comprehensive every year.