Tricia Thompson, DO founded Maryland Integrative Health in 2018. She focuses on Root Cause Medicine and Wholehearted Wellness by working to reverse the effects of chronic illness in her patients’ lives.
Dr. Thompson has practiced Emergency Medicine on Delmarva for 17 years and recognized the staggering increase in the volume of patients presenting to the ED for non-acute conditions or exacerbation of chronic illness. These patients are hurting, frustrated and not getting better with the traditional treatments prescribed to them. Most had never considered that their diets, activities or thoughts were influencing their ability to improve their condition or cure their disease.
Dr. Thompson sought additional training completing a two year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from The University of Arizona and the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice from Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Thompson has served on the Maryland Board of Physicians, is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine and is board eligible in the specialty of Integrative Medicine with American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Thompson has two teenage children, two dogs, a garden and enjoys a daily yoga practice. She spends her free time watching her son play sports, listening to her daughter sing, traveling, skiing, cooking and is learning how to surf.
She can be reached at doc@MarylandIntegrativeHealth.com or 510.516.1010
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It is time to pay attention!!
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