You’ve read our mission statement. We’re “building a Center” that aims to provide holistic care and draw upon a community of doctors, specialists, staff, and patients. We are building a comprehensive, highly accessible center for those with headache and facial pain. In the spirit of inclusion and comprehensiveness, then, we need to work on providing ancillary services that allow for holistic management.
What are ancillary services? They are additional services that supplement or complement headache treatment provided in our clinic. For example, one thing that we all worry about is nutrition and exercise. For people suffering from headaches, however, nutrition and exercise can be of vital importance to managing headache pain and building strength. Since we consider nutrition and exercise so very important, we have decided to focus on providing ancillary services that offer support in learning about and making changes to nutritional and exercise habits. Wouldn’t it be great if the headache physician could oversee the nutrition and exercise plans and make sure they are suitable for the patient’s disorder?
Yes! And we can do that by incorporating ‘ancillary services’ into the Center’s primary care toolbox. IHC has recently partnered with an exceptional nutritionist and an incredible yoga instructor who are willing to integrate their areas of expertise with ours and implement the direct care model with ancillary services for a holistic, timely, and communal approach to treatment.