Stephen Hathcock, MD Recertified in Integrative Holistic Medicine

April 04, 2012
Keene, NH

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce that Stephen Hathcock, MD, in the Department of Family Medicine, recently recertified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. The Board was initiated in 2000 when the first examination of skills was given. As one of the first to sit for the initial exam, Dr. Hathcock has the distinction of being known as a Founding Diplomate. There are only five Board Certified Holistic physicians practicing in New Hampshire, and only Dr. Hathcock is practicing in Cheshire County. Others are located in Portsmouth and Concord, NH.

Integrative Holistic Medicine is an emerging medical specialty that incorporates caring for the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - to treat and prevent disease and empowering patients to take an active role in maintaining the highest level of health possible. The body-mind-spirit approach integrates physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, exercise, environment, emotions, attitudes, beliefs, social relationships, meditation, spirituality, and biofeedback. The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) was incorporated in 1996 to certify physicians through an intensive examination process; the Board has certified over 1600 physicians. Dr. Hathcock recertified in 2012 after extensive continued research and education in the field of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

In addition to his Board Certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Hathcock is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He completed his residency as Chief Resident, Family and Community Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR. He interned at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC and earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas (UAMS), Little Rock, AR. Dr. Hathcock was founder and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine in Little Rock, AR in 1997 where he has practiced until joining CMC/DHK in 2009.

At CMC/DHK, Dr. Hathcock practices in a team environment known as a Medical Home, empowering patients to actively participate in their health and well-being. The Medical Home team integrates all aspects of preventive, acute, and chronic care, offering patients comfort, convenience, and optimal health throughout their lives. Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene implemented the Medical Home model as a component of Vision 2020 to help prevent and manage chronic conditions. Founded by CMC/DHK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020.

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