Integrative Health Care
Mainstream Medicine Meets Alternative/Complementary Healthcare
— Ronald Ciccone, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Medical Director, Integrative Family Medicine
900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 136, Collingswood, NJ 08108 · 856-869-3126
Foundation in Traditional Family Medicine
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Ciccone trained locally and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology from St Joseph's University. He earned his Medical Degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed a traditional three year Family Practice Residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., serving as Chief Resident in his last year of training. For more than 23 years, he has been practicing Family Medicine and Integrating Alternative Care.
Mainstream Meets Alternative
Dr. Ciccone has a broad-based knowledge of Alternative/Complementary Health Care and is receptive to listening to your treatment and preventative care suggestions. He will do his best to integrate your suggestions where possible with mainstream allopathic medicine, and does not pretend to be an expert in any one field of alternative health care, however, he networks with Wholistic Practitioners and will provide referrals where and when they seem appropriate.
Health Focused Philosophy
Dr. Ciccone's philosophy is to blend alternative/complementary care with mainstream allopathic medicine only if he is convinced of the safety of the treatment/preventative option and ONLY if the plan does not deny mainstream care essential to the health of the individual.
Dr. Ciccone provides a wide variety of medical treatments that incorporate both mainstream and complementary modalities.
Integrative Health Care
Integrative Health Care combines the best ideas and practices of mainstream and alternative medicine to stimulate the body's own healing potentials. It neither rejects mainstream medicine nor uncritically promotes alternative practices, but integrates the most appropriate from both.
Chelation & Intravenous Supplementation
Chelation therapy is a safe treatment to improve blood flow without surgery, in areas like the heart, carotid arteries and legs. It uses a substance called EDTA to bind metal toxins and ions (like calcium) that are then cleansed from the body through the urine. Vitamin/Mineral mixtures used alone or with EDTA, enhance immunity and improve fatigue and chronic diseases like fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Predictive Genomics - Personal Genetic Testing
Variations in certain genes predispose us to certain diseases and cancers and these differences can be measured. We can not change our genes, but we can target custom therapy (by specifically modifying diet, lifestyle, environmental triggers and using supplements) to prevent the genes from expressing the disease and its symptoms.
Nerve fibers do not connect—they communicate by chemicals that are present in the spaces between them. When these chemicals, called neurotransmitters, are unbalanced, anxiety, depression, ADHD, weight gain and other problems can occur. Natural amino acid neurotransmitter precursors can be used to correct these imbalances in the body.