Integrative Pain Management Shared Medical Appointment
Integrative Pain Management Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) are a series of uniquely designed continued medical appointments. They give you extended time with integrative medicine providers in the company of others who share similar health concerns. More information is often exchanged during a SMA than an individual office visit because participants learn from each others’ comments and interaction with experts. Participants also enjoy group support.
What you will experience during our program
Integrative Pain Management SMAs are in-depth shared appointments, held once a week over eight weeks. They can help you break the pain cycle as you are guided through activities that help you get your life back, including:
- Art Therapy
What Can I Expect?
How will I be able maintain progress?
During the program, you will develop a handbook filled with useful tools to guide you through daily activities and help you improve your quality of life.
Guidance from a team of experts
A Cleveland Clinic physician and a heart-centered hypnotherapist lead the SMAs, working with a team of professionals who are experts in nutrition, yoga, massage, energy medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic and Chinese herbal medicine. We strongly encourage each participant to see a holistic therapist for individual weekly sessions throughout the eight-week course. We have noticed greater improvement in pain symptoms when participants take advantage of this additional form of treatment.
Is this program covered by insurance?
Shared medical appointments are covered by most insurance plans. Participants are responsible for insurance co-pays for each weekly session, and for a one-time charge for program materials. (There is no co-pay for the physician component of this program for Cleveland Clinic employees.)
Where are Integrative Pain Management SMAs offered?
Integrative Pain Management Shared Medical Appointments are offered at the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, in the serene surroundings of the Wellness Institute on Cleveland Clinic’s Lyndhurst campus, 1950 Richmond Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124.