DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is intended as an educational tool to acquaint the viewer with alternative or integrative approaches to health care. Every effort has been made to make the information within accurate. Because the methods described on this site are, by definition, alternative methods, many of them have not been investigated and/or approved by any government or regulatory agency. The information contained within should not be substituted for the advice and treatment of a physician or other licensed health-care provider. Dr. Erickson and the Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville, Inc. expressly disclaim responsibility and liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained on this website.
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FRIDAY 9AM – 5PM for supplements & thermographies only
The Center is closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:45PM
NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENTS
Dr. Erickson is accepting new patients. Please call us to schedule a new patient consultation.
A WORD TO OUR PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS
We know that selecting a new doctor is a big decision, and we thank you for inquiring about The Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville, Inc. The Center was established in March 2000 by Dr. Robert A. Erickson in response to more and more Americans seeking complementary and alternative therapies to traditional drug therapy alone, while at the same time wanting a trained medical doctor participating in their health care needs.
At the Center we take a nutritional approach to health and healing, rather than prescribing drugs whenever possible. This approach is integrated with the medications a patient is currently taking from other physicians. It has been our experience in some cases medications can eventually be reduced or even eliminated entirely if a patient so desires. The intent of this approach is to elevate one’s health through nutrition and life-style changes, rather than just treatment of symptoms with a drug.
We realize this type of approach is not for everyone and does not apply to every health condition. We encourage you to explore this website to get a better idea of our approach to health and wellness.
To find out more, see our Services, and read our Articles and Newsletters.
The focus of integrative medicine is elevation of health and wellness through the use of natural food supplements, life-style changes, diet, and other therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, or massage therapy.
Often times patients come to the Center not feeling well and told by their physician’s that nothing could be found to explain their symptoms. We help dig deeper to find the answer and a solution that works.
It has been estimated that 70% of all health problems have an underlying nutritional basis. Let our nutritional experts help find nutritional solutions you can count on for a better, healthier you.
Thermography is useful for screening multiple different conditions, and can also monitor the effects of treatment of a number of diseases or injuries such as arthritis, headaches, nerve damage and more.
SAFE FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE!
The CDC recently announced 80,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu last year and recommend vaccinations. Low dose flu vaccine via intradermal administration is an alternative method of immunizing against the flu. There are few serious side effects and a very low incidence of influenza in vaccinated patients.
This method uses 80% less flu vaccine but stimulates greater levels of antibodies in nasal and salivary secretions compared to traditional intramuscular flu shots. This year’s vaccine provides protection against 4 strains of flu. Cost $30.
MEET DR. ERICKSON
Dr. Erickson is the medical director of The Preventive Medicine Center of Gainesville. He grew up in Sarasota, Florida, but has lived in Gainesville since the 1960′s. He and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 47 years.
He received his Board Certification in Family Practice in 1979 and was awarded the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice in 1986. He is also certified by the National Board of Examiners in Integrated/Alternative Medicine and Natural Health Science and by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology. He is licensed by the State of Florida and by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
ARTICLES BY ROBERT A. ERICKSON, M.D.
NEWSLETTERS BY DR. ERICKSON
Below is a compilation of current & past newsletters that are filled with great information. We invite you to learn more.
Dear Friends and Patients: When I was a teenager, growing up on Siesta Key in Sarasota, I spent many hours going to the beach which was a few blocks away from my parent’s house. I had a marvelous time swimming, fishing and surfing. There ...Read more→
September 2016 Newsletter: Zika virus, Nitric Oxide and Your Circulation, Cranberry and Urinary Infections
Dear Patients and Friends: Living in Florida, mosquitoes have been more of a pest than a health concern up until recently. Who would think insects smaller than a child’s thumbnail are the most dangerous non-human animals on planet Earth. We’ve known for more than ...Read more→
Dear Patients and Friends: Over the past year I’ve had several patients ask about a new diet called the FODMAP diet. I wasn’t familiar with this diet, but realized many so-called diets are more fad than fact, so I did a little research and ...Read more→