Dr. Lans has been practicing Rheumatology in New Rochelle for 25 years. Our office offers you a personalized, focused experience, whether you choose to visit us seeking help in obtaining a diagnosis or in finding treatment solutions.
The rheumatic disorders include many conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. These are chronic diseases that are difficult to treat and are not “curable”. Autoimmunity and disordered immune function are common problems that contribute to these conditions. In recent years, there have been a number of profound breakthroughs in the treatments of autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. These treatments have improved the lives of many who have suffered with pain and disability. But the treatments often have side effects and do not get to the causative root of the problem.
Integrative medicine refers to a unique approach to patients in which traditional and conventional treatments are combined with alternative and functional medical perspectives.
Traditional Western (“conventional”) Medicine focuses on diagnosing disease and treating symptoms, generally with the use of prescribed medications or surgery. This approach is great when dealing with acute medical illness, like heart attacks, trauma, or pneumonia, but is often less successful when dealing with chronic medical problems, like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune diseases.