Where: Montgomery Community College (Rockville Campus) – Humanities Building (HU), Conference Room 009
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The 2012 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) gathered information on 88,962 American adults and 17,321 children. The survey found that 33.2 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and 11.6 percent of children age 4 to 17 years used some form of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) approach in the previous 12 months.
Americans spent $30.2 billion out-of-pocket on CIH during the 12 months prior to the survey. Americans spent $14.7 billion out-of-pocket on visits to complementary practitioners – almost 30 percent of what they spent out-of-pocket on services by conventional physicians ($49.6 billion). They spent $12.8 billion out-of-pocket on natural product supplements – about one-quarter of what they spent out-of-pocket on prescription drugs ($54.1 billion).
Complementary and Integrative Medicine is a rapidly growing component of the healthcare services not only in the USA but worldwide. This talk will review the many facets of this area of healthcare and provide a systematic discussion and comparative analysis of complementary and integrative health disciplines, modalities and research as well as resources for further study of this important sector of health services.
About the Speaker:
Mehrdad Michael Massumi, MD is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
After graduation with honors from the University of Birmingham Medical School (UK) and two years of surgical residency training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. he undertook and concluded successfully his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine in Seattle, WA in 1988. He remains active at Harvard Postgraduate Medical Association.
Dr. Massumi has been in practice for twenty-eight years in Maryland. He was the founder or director of many Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain clinics in the Baltimore Metropolitan hospitals. He is a former clinical faculty of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is currently in private practice in Baltimore and more recently also in Rockville, MD.
For this lecture: light refreshment will be provided
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