Get to Know Institute for Specialized Medicine

(Narrator) Welcome to the Institute for Specialized Medicine. As the nation’s first clinic of integrative rheumatology, we provide a unique approach to medical care. We believe your well being should not rely solely on traditional medicine, but rather extract the best from scientific and alternative therapies to deliver highly individualized care. Founded in 2008, by rheumatologist Dr. Alexander Shikhman, the clinic offers a holistic approach to healthcare;
one that evaluates the total body to get to the root of the problem. Specializing in arthritis and autoimmune diseases, our state-of-the-art facility was expressly designed to bring diagnosis and care together, offering all-inclusive service in one location. The nice thing about Dr. Shikhman is that I always get the option – I can take a Western path or I can take a more Eastern path or any combination thereof and I always feel like I get tremendous care. The most important thing for me is that it’s completely integrated. There’s no stand alone, we’re not treating this narrow problem, it’s the whole person, and given the whole range of things that I’ve got going on. Because our facility encompasses several onsite services, you can receive your treatment in a familiar, trusted environment. Our onsite laboratory tests for immunologic, biochemical and hematologic factors focused on establishing an accurate diagnosis, monitoring therapy, and preventing serious drug interactions. We offer an infusion center where you are cared for by a registered nurse and our medical assistants. Perform musculoskeletal ultrasound for effective diagnosis and treatment. Physical therapy to promote movement and restore function. The movement studio provides various stretching and exercise classes to increase your physical fitness. Our massage service offers therapeutic relief from your ailments. Acupuncture is used to treat musculoskeletal pain associated with autoimmune diseases. Dietary consultations are available to assist with meal planning and coaching from a registered dietitian. Experience our line of gluten free herbs and supplements of unprecedented purity and quality. (Cherie Kephart) Dr. Shikhman and his staff are people that have saved my life. Personally, they are compassionate to me and knowledgeable at the same time. I searched for years trying to find a facility the offers everything that they do, and I feel so blessed to have happened upon this place. (Dr Shikhman) Here at the Institute for Specialized Medicine we combine the best from traditional and complementary medicine to do our best for our patients. (Narrator) Help and hope…that’s the Institute for Specialized Medicine.

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  1. Dr. Shikhman is a real lifesaver. I went through many Doctor's and facilities with no luck before I found IFSMED. The staff is amazing and compassionate. He looks at the body as a whole, not just one individual problem. He looks to get to the root of the problem and heal it rather than patch it with a "temporary bandaid". He thoroughly analyzed my symptoms and blood and put together a protocol that began to make me feel better for the first time in 2.5 years. I highly recommend Dr. Shikhman and the Institute for Specialized Medicine. 

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