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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Creating the Best Foundation for Health

Mar 02, 2015 05:48PM

Dr. Carolyn Matthews, M.D.
Integrative Medicine and Gynecology

Baylor Scott and White, Sammons Cancer Center
3410 Worth St., Ste. 370, Dallas
214-820-2988 •

Dr. Carolyn Matthews is director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Baylor Scott and White, in Dallas, the first hospital based center of integrative medicine in North Texas. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, medical acupuncture, palliative care and hospice medicine, and integrative medicine. Matthews has been on the teaching faculty at Baylor University Medical Center since 1991.

Services offered include: In tandem with traditional treatments, offerings include mind-body-spirit oriented therapies that have some evidence basis; comprehensive reviews of medical history and environmental factors. Prescriptions may include lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, counseling, acupuncture, support with journaling, guided imagery, massage therapy and botanical and nutritional supplements.

Areas of specialty: integrative medicine and medical acupuncture. Matthews is currently studying with Mark David, from the Institute of the Psychology of Eating.

Philosophy of healing: Matthews is passionate about assessing the whole patient and looking for and treating underlying causes of pathology. She believes emphasis should be placed on nutrition and lifestyle. “We’re looking to create the best foundation for health that anybody can have,” she says. “Then if you have pharmaceuticals, radiation etc., you’ll have tools in your toolbox for coping with side effects of those treatments.”

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