Setting Up an Integrative Medicine Team

  • Julia Hodgson
  • Kevin Moore
  • Trisha Acri
  • Glenn Jordan Treisman


Integrative medicine demands practitioners work together as a team and requires common goals, good communication, and, for many, ongoing education and challenging changes in practice. In this chapter we review the general organization and components of a treatment team and contemplate how these interdisciplinary roles may be organized in the treatment of a complex patient. We will describe the processes and characteristics of an effective team and discuss ways to implement a team. Finally, this chapter explores the qualifications for and challenges of leadership within a team-based decision-making model.


Organizational psychology Team dynamics Interdisciplinary teams Leadership Treatment team 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Hodgson
    • 1
  • Kevin Moore
    • 2
  • Trisha Acri
    • 2
  • Glenn Jordan Treisman
    • 3
  1. 1.Sharon HillUSA
  2. 2.PhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.BaltimoreUSA

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