For centuries, doctors, patients and even philosophers have thought of mind and body as two separate realms. And in American medicine today, that's usually how they are treated: separate doctors, often at separate facilities, and at separate times.
But a growing awarness of the connected nature of human health is changing that old model. It's called integrated care, and its advocates say it can help people lead longer, better lives.
In this edition of HealthConnections, Dr. Parinda Khatri of Cherokee Health Systems speaks with UTs Dr. Carole Myers about integrated care, what distinguishes it from current healthcare models, and why it might be the next big thing.