Dubai Mall Medical Centre opens new department
Dubai, April 11, 2010
The Dubai Mall Medical Centre, the flagship healthcare centre of the Emaar Healthcare Group and Methodist International partnership, has opened a new Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) department.
Focused on the holistic wellness of visitors in addition to offering specialised services that meet modern lifestyle requirements, the CAM Department is headed by Dr Heather Eade, Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner, with extensive experience working in Canada and Saudi Arabia previously.
The CAM Department at The Dubai Mall Medical Centre addresses a variety of conditions including gastro-intestinal problems, skin conditions, reproductive concerns, hormonal abnormalities, as well as lifestyle issues like smoking cessation, weight loss, and stress management.
“A recent healthcare survey in the UAE reports that nearly a third of the Emirati population is obese and that one in every four Nationals is diabetic. This is an indication of the need for modifying lifestyles, in which complementary and alternative medicine can play a pivotal role,” said Omar Al Shunnar, chief executive officer, Emaar Healthcare Group.
“By integrating wellness treatments with modern treatments, patients benefit from an overall lifestyle modification that adds to their well-being.”
“While antibiotics have saved millions of lives, there has been a real shift in the way people think about their health,” said Dr Sarper Tanli, executive director for Methodist International.
“Many people are attracted to complementary alternative medicine, as it emphasises on treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Some physicians have started to use CAM as a part of support to their conventional medicine practice.”
Conveniently located within The Dubai Mall, the 60,000 sq ft premium multi-speciality medical centre is focused on offering an integrated healthcare experience, and is the largest out-patient facility in the region.-TradeArabia News Service