Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
Internist Nina K. Regevik, MD, FACP, co-director of the Division of Integrative Medicine and medical director of HIV services at Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), recently achieved board certification from the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Launched in 2004, the Division’s qualified and credentialed practitioners provide integrative therapies to enhance patients’ health and well-being at the hospital’s Old Bridge and Perth Amboy locations and Raritan Bay Area YMCA. Integrative Holistic Medicine refers to the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Therapies include massage therapy and reflexology, energy medicine, Reiki, Qigong, Tai Chi, meditation and Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster workshops. Co-directed by Paula O’Neill, MS, RN-BC, services are provided free-of-charge for inpatients including those undergoing surgery as part of the medical center’s Human Motion Institute and Institute for Weight Loss. Scheduled classes and private sessions are also provided for a fee. For more information or an appointment, call 732-324-5257.
“RBMC recognizes that holistic medical care now represents state-of-the-art medical care,” says Dr. Regevik. “These therapies are used not only with folks who have health challenges, but for all people to help maintain good health. It is a privilege to be part of the RBMC team that is striving to achieve these goals.”
A graduate of UTESA University of Medicine in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Regevik completed her Internal Medicine Residency and served as Chief Resident at RBMC from 1985-1989 and has served as Medical Director of HIV Services for RBMC since 1990. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a faculty member of RBMC’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Clinical Director of the RBMC site in the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center.
The American Board of Holistic Medicine was founded in 1996 and officially changed its name to the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2008. The Vision of the ABIHM is to establish and maintain the highest standards of medical care, ignite and sustain the joy and passion of physicians in their work, establish the role of unconditional love as the basis of healing and support, and to recognize the importance of the health of the planet as integral to human health. The intention of this process is the transformation of medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion. The ABIHM is transforming into the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) in early 2015.
About Raritan Bay Medical Center
With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award recognizing the optimal care of heart failure patients. RBMC is one of a few hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence three times and is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey hospitals in surgical care according to the 2012 NJ Hospital Performance Report. RBMC is also an affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center, providing some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit rbmc.org. For a free physician referral, call 1-800-DOCTORS.