Why Choose Us

At the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, we treat you—body, mind and spirit. Our approach is safe, evidenced-based, and geared toward your unique situation. Our integrative medicine doctors work directly with you and your Stamford Health medical team to deliver you a Planetree approach to care that allows us to blend conventional and complementary medicine. Our goal is to make use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches.

We work with you and your physicians to develop a coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment plan that reflects who you are, how you live, and what your personal goals may be.

Our Approach

Here’s what you can expect from our integrated approach:

  • An initial consultation where we’ll get to know you, your lifestyle, and your goals
  • An open, calming space decorated in a coastal theme
  • Relaxing music and herbal teas at your disposal
  • Very little waiting time

We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare. We will bill your carrier directly and will coordinate coverage details as necessary.

Programs and Services

  • Non-opioid pain management: headache, neck and low back myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal overuse including Sports Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine/Musicians’ Health.
  • Women’s Health: Pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, perimenopausal symptoms, infertility
  • Long-term complications from COVID-19 (COVID-19 recovery program)

  • women's integrative health

    Our Women’s Integrative Health Program offers an optimal blend of conventional and complementary medicine tailored to achieve personal needs and goals. We work with you to help define your health and lifestyle objectives and create a strategy to achieve them along with your physician. Your personalized health and lifestyle programs may include:

    Gynecologic Services:

    • Management of chronic pelvic pain
    • Treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
    • Therapy for pelvic support problems
    • Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Non-surgical management of gynecologic conditions
    • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
    • Pelvic reconstructive surgery

    Women's Integrative Services:

    • Health assessment
    • Lifestyle coaching
    • Botanical and supplement consultation

    Mind-Body Therapies:

    • Guided imagery, Peg Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster program
    • Hypnosis
    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    • Breathing Techniques

    Our hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • integrative health for athletes

    Our Athletes and Arts Program, led by Marc Brodsky, MD, & Joseph Feuerstein, MD, is a collaboration between Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Integrative Medicine with the aim to optimize performance in sports and the performing arts. This program is promoted by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Performing Arts Medicine Association to create opportunities for both athletes and performing artists to access and benefit from established health research, training, and education. The Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness collaborates with the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specialist at Chelsea Piers in all aspects of the Athletes & Arts program. We treat children and adults and offer performance-based consultation. No referral is necessary and we accept insurance.

    You can benefit from:

    • Peak performance, including mind-body therapies to enhance performance
    • Injury prevention
    • Pain Management
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Hydration and nutrition counseling
    • Vitamins and supplement evaluation
    • Mindful-based stress reduction
    • Guided imagery
    • Breath work
    • Hypnotherapy
  • mind body therapies

    Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™

    In this program, you’ll learn mind-body techniques to:

    • Reduce anxiety before surgery
    • Have less pain after surgery
    • Reduce side effects of radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy

    Program includes the book Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster and its companion relaxation CD. Insurance accepted. Copays may apply.

    Hypnosis - Progressive Relaxation

    Hypnotherapy has been studied for a number of conditions, including:

    Hypnosis is a state of inner relaxation and concentration based on the appropriate suggestions made by your doctor or nurse practitioner. Overall, we want to help you make positive changes in your lifestyle.

  • musician wellness program

    The Musician Wellness Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the unique medical conditions that occur as a part of performing-related activities or that may interfere with performance. The program serves student, amateur, and professional instrumentalists and singers as well as dancers and actors to optimize performance and a sense of wellbeing. Assessment includes the performer’s physical and psychological aspects and the physical exam may include evaluation while playing the instrument.

    Common Conditions in Musicians (and other Performing Artists and Athletes)

    • Musculoskeletal Overuse
    • Myofascial Pain
    • Nerve entrapment syndromes
    • Focal Dystonia
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Hearing Loss
    • Tinnitis
    • Psychiatric/ Stress related conditions

    Our Physicians
    The musician and physician collaborate in a customized treatment plan and prevention of re-injury. The participating specialists have a special interest and commitment to unique medical needs and expectations of musicians and other performing artists and athletes.

    Our Treatment Team
    A comprehensive, personalized program may include:

  • pain management

    Many people suffer with chronic pain, sometimes related to illness or injury, often due to causes not yet identified. Regardless of the cause, our integrative pain management program provides holistic support, treatment and solutions if you’re experiencing pain.

    Pain Conditions We Treat

    People with a variety of issues may benefit from the integrative pain management program, including those with chronic pain and diseases such as arthritisfibromyalgiacancer and others. Specialized pain management treatments are available for occupational-related pain conditions (such as office workers, athletes and performing artists) as well as other repetitive stress injury. The pain management program also offers palliative treatment and symptom management for end-of-life care.

    Integrative Pain Management Services We Offer

    No matter your situation, we’re here to help you feel better in every way we can. Your personalized pain-management program may include any or all of the following treatment options:

    • Lifestyle counseling to include self-acupressure to treat and prevent symptoms
    • Acupuncture
    • Non-narcotic medication consultation
    • Trigger point injections for myofascial (muscle) pain

    Treatment for Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects millions of Americans, and 85 to 90 percent of women. Experts are unsure as to what causes women to suffer from this chronic condition that involves pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. If you have any of these symptoms, we recommend you speak with your primary care physician or rheumatologist.

    Our hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • acupuncture

    Our trained physicians here at the Center use acupuncture as a pain-management tool, to treat fibromyalgia, joint pain from diabetes, neck pain, and other conditions you may be experiencing.

    What is Acupuncture?

    The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Researchers are looking at potential biomechanisms — that is, how acupuncture might work to relieve pain. There are several theories about these biomechanisms (e.g., acupuncture activates opioid systems in the brain that respond to pain); additional research is still needed to test the theories.*

    *Information from the National Institutes of Health – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Our Physicians

Joseph  Feuerstein
Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine

(203) 979-5798

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