Clinic – Dr David Morris
Dr David Morris, MBChB, MRCP(UK), DipSIM
I qualified as a doctor in 1994 and spent six years in hospital medicine – mostly in general adult medicine, but also in paediatrics and Accident and Emergency. I passed my Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. In 2000 I moved into family general practice and was a GP partner for many years. During this time I was also extensively involved in commissioning health care services.
I have significant training and experience in complementary therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy and ran a primary care based pain clinic for over a decade using acupuncture therapies. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in the Study of Integrative Medicine and continue to spend many hours researching approaches and therapies to promote good health.
Integrative medicine is an over-arching approach to whole-person care which focuses on:
- Health rather than illness
- The active involvement of you as an individual in achieving maximum health and well-being – whether you are ill or seeking to prevent illness
- The importance of the therapeutic relationship between you and your health care professional
- Integrative Medicine combines healing from the ‘best of all worlds’, allopathic, complementary, psychological, spiritual, environmental, nutritional and self-help
- It is an approach that is not limited by any particular belief or ideology
Integrated Medicine is grounded in science and evidence while recognising the limitations of our understanding of the world and avoiding dogma and narrow minded assessments.
I now work as a freelance General Practitioner in the NHS (in Cumbria, England) and as an Integrative Medicine Physician. I have a particular interest in the reversal of cognitive impairment/dementia, diabetes, chronic fatigue and pain management with lifestyle medicine. I have been collaborating closely with Cytoplan over last 2 years to introduce the findings of Professor Bredesen into the United Kingdom.