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Care Coordination for an Integrative Approach
While some health concerns are straightforward to manage, others are
more complex, urgent, or serious. Therefore, sometimes it is more
important that we receive information related to the patient's care at
other healthcare practices (or hospitals). This is more likely if any
of these apply to the patient:
• Recent hospitalization
• Taking three or more daily medications
• Complex or chronic health issues
• Pregnant or planning to become pregnant
• Recent trauma or surgery affecting internal organs
• Elective surgery planned within the next month
• Autoimmune disease such as lupus
• Conditions affecting the heart, lung, or pericardium
• Currently receiving chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer
• Experiencing unusual symptoms which have not been diagnosed
In situations such as these, it is especially helpful if the patient or
family can provide a thorough medical history along with any recent
updates. Items which are usually helpful include medications,
supplements, diagnoses, family history, any recent substance use, lab
tests, and imaging reports.
Patients can bring this information to their appointment, and/or request
their other healthcare providers to fax this information to Dr. Windsor
at 443-308-5690. If the patient is unsure what documentation to provide, we can discuss this by phone or during appointments.
"The quality of my recommendations will typically be improved if I have
accurate information regarding the patient's medications, supplements,
diagnoses, family history, any recent substance use, lab tests, and
imaging reports. This helps me to provide care that is coordinated with
the patient's other healthcare providers."
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.
Women who have been advised to stay on bed rest should carefully follow
the directions of their obstetrician. Please let us know if you are
pregnant, or think you might be pregnant. We provide care in a different
way during pregnancy. Women with any pregnancy complications are
advised to call before scheduling so that we can briefly evaluate your
case by telephone before scheduling an office visit.
Chemotherapy and Radiation
If you are receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer
treatment, Dr. Windsor's goal will be to ensure that his treatments for
you will not interfere with the treatments provided by your oncology
team. If you are making regular appointments at our clinic, it is
helpful if he can review your lab tests within a day or two after they
are available. Generally, we will often want to see the results of your
most recent complete blood count (CBC) and metabolic panel. In some
cases, we may also need to see the results of tests which have been
performed recently on the endocrine system. Acupuncture can often help
to reduce the side-effects of some types of chemotherapy, helping
patients to stay with recommended medical treatments which might
otherwise be too uncomfortable.
For pain-related conditions affecting the tendons, muscle, bone, or
cartilage, it may help to bring the results of any recent imaging
studies (such as X-ray, MRI, etc.). The diagnosis and interpretation of
imaging studies is often helpful in our treatment planning. For other
pain-related conditions, especially those affecting the abdomen, the
results of recent lab tests may be helpful or necessary.
Conditions Affecting Internal Organs
If you're experiencing a condition of one of the internal organs, such
as the heart, liver, lung, kidneys, pancreas, or other internal organ or
system, it is generally helpful to bring medical records such as recent
lab tests (if any), interpretations of any recent imaging scans, and a
list of medications.
When to See Your Primary Care Provider
We recommend that our patients continue to see their primary care
provider at least annually, and also if any symptoms are persistent or
In certain instances, we may provide a referral for a patient to visit
another healthcare provider. For example, we may provide a referral if
we believe that diagnostics are needed which are outside our scope of
practice, or because another treatment option may help the patient's
Information for Healthcare Providers
Dr. Windsor focuses on designing treatment plans which can be safely
used along with most other types of established therapies offered by the
patient's other healthcare providers. Read More
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About Maryland Holistics
Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.
Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD.
Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers
since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the
CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.
3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043