This podcast is produced by The Afshar Group, a public affairs advisory firm. In this episode #8, we speak with Dr. Lewis, Clinical Director for Advanced Brain Technologies & founder of the Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.
Our discussion will cover:
1. His background and experience, what brought you and kept you in Integrative Functional Medicine? His current practice, The Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine, the types of conditions or diagnosis treated, and how his approach makes his practice unique?
2. Many of the types of diagnosis that Dr Lewis sees, such as Autism, PANS, PANDAS and Lyme Disease, can be very involved, and sometimes very difficult to treat. Learn how Dr. Lewis found that there are some major key issues that tend to cross-over for all of these diagnoses, and when addressed, can improve response to treatment.
3 Dr. Lewis’ recent article about stress interfering with our ability to heal, explains how stress impacts the immune system, as well as our behavior and development, and ways that he recommends to reduce stress.
4 Learn more about The Listening Program, and how Dr. Lewis made it a part of his treatment process and how well integrated with other treatment methods to enhance outcomes. Also hear about the cases where Dr. Lewis has used The Listening Program with patients, and some of the results that he has seen with its addition, including with his own family members.
5. Hear his key take-away suggestions for people who are seeking wellness, healing or improved quality of life for themselves and their families.
Allen T. Lewis, MD has over 30 years of medical practice experience using both traditional and integrative medicine approaches. He is the founder of the Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine (2011) in Columbus, Ohio, where he specializes in treating children and adults with learning, mood, developmental, behavioral and immune/infectious disorders, including ASD, ADD/ADHD, PANS/PANDAS and Lyme Disease. Dr. Lewis was also recently named the Clinical Director for Advanced Brain Technologies, founders and creators of The Listening Program®.
He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington and completed his pediatric residency training at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was board certified in Pediatrics in 1993 and completed re-certification in 2000 and 2007. Before founding Sancta Familia, he practiced general pediatrics for ten years in Salt Lake City, Utah and Billings, Montana, and served for seven years as Medical Director of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Warrenville, Illinois, where he treated children and adults with learning, mood, and behavioral problems with targeted nutrient therapy.
His medical career was directed down a different path when his child was diagnosed with autism at age two. Without a functional framework in traditional medicine for treatment of his child’s autism and associated medical problems, Dr. Lewis began to explore integrative, holistic, and functional medicine therapies. Dietary intervention, targeted nutrient supplementation, and approaching treatment with a more integrative/functional framework proved to be effective in helping his child, as well as many of his patients. In response to seeing such profound effects with these treatments, Dr. Lewis continued to explore other integrative medicine modalities and was certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2002 and re-certified in 2010.
Allen T. Lewis, MD Contact Info:
Allen T. Lewis, MD
Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC
(fka Integrative Pediatrics of Ohio, LLC)
5925 Cleveland Avenue, Suite A
Columbus, OH 43231
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