JaVar Myatt-Jones – What is Integrative Medicine?

JaVar Myatt-Jones is a family medicine physician based in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He works every day with patients and families from all over his community and assists them in preventative health and treatments for all of their medical conditions. Although Myatt-Jones has extensive medical training and experience, he is always trying to challenge himself to learn and practice new advances in medicine whenever possible. He believes that his responsibility is to help his patients find the best possible treatment for all of their ailments. He has recently taken an interest in integrative medicine.

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Integrative medicine is a different way of thinking about patient health. Instead of focusing on one area of the body or one system at a time, integrative medicine considers the entire body, and also the patient’s mind and spirit, such as it is, in its treatment. JaVar Myatt-Jones doesn’t come from this tradition. He worked in many large hospitals and clinics in his time that practice traditional Western medicine, but he sees the potential benefits. Most practitioners of integrative medicine usually marry traditional Western treatments with Eastern treatments such as massage, acupuncture, and other alternative methods in an attempt to treat the entire person, not just their sickness.

JaVar Myatt-Jones will continue to add new thought and traditions to his physician’s toolbox to help his patients any way he can. Myatt-Jones is always reading up on new approaches to patient care and overall health so that he can serve his patients better and in a way that is more comfortable for them.

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JaVar Myatt-Jones – Navigating the Space Where Politics and Medicine Intersect

JaVar Myatt-Jones has been deeply involved in the medical industry as a resident, Family Medicine physician, and clinician for many years. As a family physician in the city of Tuscumbia, Alabama in the northwest corner of the state, Myatt-Jones has seen how politics and public policy has affected the medical industry where he works. Sometimes his patients benefit from certain state and federal regulations, and other times they don’t. Navigating new regulations and longtime political foundations and differences have long been a part of his job.

In Florence, a longstanding dispute between RegionalCare Hospital Partners and the Helen Keller Hospital has lasted for years before JaVar Myatt-Jones moved there to work as a Family Medicine physician. The City of Florence supports RegionalCare Hospital in their efforts to build a new, 280-bed hospital facility in the economically depressed area of East Florence, but the move was contested by Helen Keller Hospital and the RetEd Animal Shelter. This dispute continues all around JaVar Myatt-Jones and his practice even though the Alabama Court of Appeals approved the construction of a new hospital in 2015. RegionalCare has acquired and demolished all properties in the East Florence area in preparation for its new hospital with the noted exception of the RetEd Animal Shelter.

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JaVar Myatt-Jones has seen the effects of the ongoing dispute from the perspectives of many residents of Florence. While he may not be directly involved in the decision-making processes surrounding this dispute, he will see the fallout in either direction.