CEDAR RAPIDS — Eleven women doctors from Afghanistan toured Mercy Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine unit on Wednesday.
The physicians learned more about integrative medicine from Dr. Suzanne Bartlett, with the help of a translator.
While integrative medicine includes conventional medicine, Bartlett said it also focuses on holistic and natural remedies, like essential oils and supplements.
“We try to seek more natural treatments whenever possible. So, in a country that is struggling with their resources, this could be something that could be very effective and very helpful,” Bartlett said.
Dr. Bartlett was an OB-GYN doctor for 13 years before getting into integrative medicine. She became passionate about it when her son was diagnosed with autism and her husband was diagnosed and later died from lung cancer.