Masks are not required but patients may wear one if they prefer. We are still not seeing patients with respiratory illness in the office unless they have a negative COVID test. If you have a respiratory illness, you can come to the office and a nurse can test you for COVID and Flu while you remain in your vehicle. If you are negative for both then you can be seen in the office with a mask on. If you are positive for either then we provide a telehealth appointment while you are in your vehicle. We do not offer COVID vaccinations in the office at this time.
We are now offering telehealth appointments through secure HIPPA-compliant video chat.
This service is available to most patients under their insurance. Copays and deductibles do apply. If you have regular Medicare you may be eligible under new rules just put in place. Please call the office to book a virtual visit or convert an existing visit to a virtual visit.
We focus on fostering good health for your whole life.
At Bradenton East Integrative Medicine, we utilize proven therapies from western medicine, eastern medicine and traditional healing to create an integrative, holistic approach.
We pledge to assess your individual needs thoroughly and partner with you on your journey to optimal health.
The foundation of good health is a whole foods diet, regular physical movement, and maintenance of positive emotional, social, and spiritual connections with your community.
We are dedicated to helping you reach the highest point of health and vitality possible.
Family Practice Services
- Regular wellness visits as well as care for acute and chronic illness. Same day sick visits for existing patients.
- Nutritional counseling that is focused on disease management and Physician supervised weight loss
- Cutting edge lab testing for food allergies, hormonal balancing and nutritional deficiencies
Integrative Medicine Services
- IV therapies, including nutritional immune system boost, and chelation of toxins
- Complete well woman care including Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and EvexiPEL hormone pellet therapy.
- Complete line of supplements and vitamins.
Here at Bradenton East Integrative Medicine we advocate a community protected from vaccine-preventable diseases by supporting immunization best practices. By supporting best practices, we make sure that the immunization schedule provides the greatest amount of protection in the safest way.
It is our responsibility as healthcare providers to do all we can to protect all parts of the population, from the youngest of us to the elderly and immune compromised by supporting prevention in public health. While we acknowledge concerns about vaccination and are open to conversations on the subject, given diseases like measles and polio still exist, we feel it is very important that all patients are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
We believe all patients, regardless of their immunization status, should have access to healthcare and will continue to care for the unvaccinated. We do however, reserve the right to engage all patients in conversation on the importance of vaccinations for their individual health and the potential impact that these preventable diseases can have on the community.
Please call 24 hours before your scheduled time if you wish to cancel. There will be a cancellation charge for same day cancellations or no shows.
Our cancellation fee is $50.00 for existing patients and $100 for new patients.
- Please allow 48 hours notice for phone in prescriptions.
- Please allow 72 hours notice for written prescriptions.
Dr. Brainard and Dr. Notman have privileges at both Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Once a patient is admitted, they work closely with the Hospitalist Physician at either location to monitor a patient’s progress.
On call duties are shared between our providers:
- Karen O. Brainard, MD
- Samantha Notman, D.O.
- Carol V. Lewis, APRN
- Bridgett Edwards, APRN
- Camille Kasten, MSN, APRN, FNP-c
- Deborah Howard-Patton, APRN
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The level of service at Bradenton East Integrative Medicine is fantastic. Having been a patient for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you!