Wellness Medicine Specialist

Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center

Primary Care Physician & Sports Medicine located in San Diego, CA

From anxiety and depression to diabetes and heart disease, stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise aggravate many chronic conditions. Dr. Wong -- a primary care physician and expert in wellness medicine -- can accelerate your healing with a personalized wellness care plan. Practicing at Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center in San Diego, California, Dr. Wong serves patients across the metro area. To get started with a wellness plan, call or book an appointment online today.

Wellness Medicine Q & A

What is wellness medicine?

Simply put, wellness is the absence of disease or infirmity. When you are well, you can lead a healthy, productive life.

Traditionally, western medicine restores wellness by combating illness with pharmaceutical drugs, surgeries, and other interventions. Wellness medicine complements this approach with a range of alternative therapies, from diet and exercise to natural supplements to stress-management practices like acupuncture, biofeedback, meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi.

By combining conventional medicine with wellness-medicine practices, Dr. Wong can help you heal more quickly and regain long-lasting good health.

What are the benefits of wellness medicine?

Wellness medicine promotes healing by strengthening your body’s resilience and natural healing powers. For example, eating healthy foods and exercising can stimulate weight loss, strengthen your cardiovascular system, and increase your overall endurance and stamina.

Not only do you look and feel better, but research also shows you can better control chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes. Similarly, patients with heart disease, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain can all experience benefits from wellness medicine.

What conditions can be treated with wellness medicine?

Wellness medicine is used to treat a wide range of conditions, especially those where stress plays a major role. These include:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal issues

What therapies are used in wellness medicine?

After assessing your health condition and medical history, Dr. Wong creates a customized wellness-medicine plan that complements conventional medical therapies. Elements of your wellness program could include:

  • Dietary and nutritional counseling
  • Exercise and fitness planning
  • Natural supplements like vitamins, minerals, and fish oil
  • Stress-management training with biofeedback, yoga, or other mind-body practices

What are the risks of wellness medicine?

Although wellness medicine is a valuable addition to conventional medicine, it doesn't replace pharmaceutical drugs or other therapies. You should never stop any medical treatment without consulting your physician.

Wellness medicine can help you lose weight, gain strength, and better manage chronic conditions like depression, anxiety, diabetes, and heart disease. To learn more about how wellness medicine can help you, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Wong today.