The Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville’s approach to providing health care is, as the name implies, preventive health care whenever possible, and a treatment of disorders by using more natural approaches to healing. We avoid the use of chemical drugs if a more natural approach can be used. This may be very different from what you are used to and we realize that this approach is not for everyone. No two people are alike.

Our modern lifestyles have gotten us off track with fast foods, alcohol and drug abuse, a polluted environment, and high-tech stress. These and other factors all put a stress on our bodies and immune systems. Nature has provided us with the resources to put a balance back so our bodies can function properly.

It has been estimated that 70% of all health problems have an underlying nutritional basis and therefore a strong emphasis in therapy will be to correct any nutritional deficiency or insufficiency you might have in order to put your body in a position to improve. We advise our patients that the nutritional supplements recommended are not intended to treat a specific disease or illness, but provide nutritional support based on the findings on muscle reflex testing (kinesthetic testing), history, lab work and physical exam findings, so that a person’s body will be in a better position to balance and heal itself.

It is Dr. Erickson’s belief that all individuals should take an active part in the maintenance of their health and in the treatment of their disorders with the guidance of a health care professional.