Integrative Health


The integrative health (IH) special interest group was created in early 2015 to provide pediatric nurse practitioners with evidence-based information on holistic medical approaches that integrate complementary medicine with allopathic medicine to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients and families. We hope to collaborate with PNPs and other providers that share interest in integrative medicine and have a place for information sharing with current, evidence-based research when available. 

External Resources:

National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health - A free resource to both providers and patients. Information on complementary and alternative medicine, research, funding/grants, training and news provided.

National Institute of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements- Free resource for patients and providers. Information provided:

  • Dietary supplement facts sheets
  • Research on dietary supplements
  • Dietary supplement database

Institute of Functional Medicine- Annual membership required. Benefits include:

  • Free subscription to Natural Medicines Database
  • Connecting with IFM members through a variety of venues
  • Access to the latest news, research and information relevant to the Functional Medicine community

University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine- Academic and patient care integrative medical resource

Herbs and Dietary Supplements Across the Lifespan from Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterAn online education program at a cost

HealthWave -a virtual dispensary and treatment plan delivery software. The software allows you to easily prescribe and sell natural health products to your patients without the hassle and overhead of carrying physical inventory.

Natural Medicines Database - Gold Standard Clinician Management Source*

Over 1100 Natural Medicines Ingredient Monographs

• 90,000+ Commercial Dietary Supplement Products
• Evidence-Based NMBER® System for all Commercial Products
• Drug/herb Interaction Checkers and Tools
• Patient Handouts in English, Spanish, and French
• Enhanced Health & Wellness Monographs
• Sports Medicine Monographs
• Natural MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting System Free drug/herb interaction checker and nutrient depletion checker.

SIG Officers: 

Chair: Dr. Emily Gutierrez DNP, CPNP, PMHS
Co Chair: Mrs. Rachel Ghosh MSN, PPCNP-BC
Secretary: Ms. Emily Woodard MSN, CPNP