Since medical competence depends in no small part on knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of perspectives other than one's own, modern medicine demands that one learn about other perspectives and their possibilities and engage in intra- and interprofessional dialogues across paradigms. This is what our president, a general practitioner with integrity and experience, stands for.
Head of Legal Affairs
John Ernst is IAAT's legal counsel and our document validation manager. He is also the liaison between the relevant authorities and IAAT. Whenever you have a legal question or concern, please contact him confidentially by simply writing [John Ernst legal affairs] in the subject line of your email. Our automated system will forward your message directly to John's screen.
Susan Smith, MD
It is with great delight to welcome you to our website, and it is with gratitude and pride that I serve this now long-established association as Secretary General. To me, it is nothing short of a miracle that for 35 years generations of practitioners and physicians have been able to be thoroughly vetted and/or educated by our excellent international partner institutions, all of this on a non-commercial basis. There are not enough words of gratitude for all the medical professionals, legal experts and lecturers who work for IAAT out of idealism.
Assistant for non-US members
As of July 6, 2021, Sarah Goldstein, previously Susan Smith's office manager, will take care of our members living outside the USA. She is a manager with heart and mind who will take care of your concerns quickly and without complications.
Head of Quality Management & Nostrification
We expect our members to never stop continuing their education. We monitor this and withdraw memberships without regard to the person if a member's standard of performance is no longer in line with scientific standards. Every person and every company anywhere in the world will always have the possibility to query the qualifications of our members. We have been able to recruit one of the best quality managers for IAAT in the person of Benjamin Rosenberg.
Dr. Ari Barsfeld, DM
As a former professor of ethics in medicine and as a passionate general practitioner who worked in many countries, Dr. Dr. Ari Barsfeld of Athens (Hellenic Republic) knows about the concerns and needs of his international colleagues. The fact that he accepted IAAT's request to become Director of International Relations was excellent news for the entire association.
Dr. Josephine Briggs, Director of NCCIH, announces that Congress renamed our Center the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, or NCCIH. Our mission remains unchanged. We will continue to focus on the study of the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative interventions, and provide you with research-based information to help you make wise decisions about your health. Visit http://nccih.nih.gov
A conservative lifestyle might be healthy. We collect data for this claim.
Decisions about your health care are important; this includes decisions about whether or not to use complementary treatments. Complementary health approaches include natural products and practices for the mind and body. Natural products include herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and minerals, and probiotics. Natural products are widely available, readily available to consumers, and often sold as dietary supplements. Spiritual and physical practices include a large and diverse group of procedures or techniques administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher. Examples include yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. Some complementary approaches do not fit neatly into any of the previously mentioned groups, such as the practices of traditional healers, Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and functional medicine. When considering complementary medicine approaches, it is important to take responsibility for your health by being an informed consumer. Educate yourself and consider what scientific studies have been done on the safety and efficacy of the product or practice that interests you. When looking for a reliable complementary medicine practitioner, you should contact your healthcare provider, a local hospital, or a professional organization that promotes evidence-based medicine, such as us.
TRUST IS GOOD
Control is better.
TO BE AN ISLAND OF TRUST
The conservative International Association of Therapists & Medical Doctors™ (IAAT) with about 25,000 members worldwide maintains a database with the complete information of its members. Each piece of information is meticulously reviewed in a multi-step process before being recognized by the legal department. Our database is updated on the first day of each month, and physicians who fail to notify IAAT of changes in their status within five working days irrevocably lose their membership. To our knowledge, IAAT is the only entity that offers this service across borders, globally and at no cost to private requesters. As an international organization of medical professionals, we are politically neutral, recognizing that different cultures lead to a diversity of political systems and policies.
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