Mission Statement

Stay well. Live optimally. Age vibrantly.

I provide a comprehensive, total-immersion health program, designed to develop the healthiest you.

Lesley James, MD

Preventing Disease, Promoting Health

Preventive Integrative Medicine is Whole Person Medicine. It is the ideal combination of integrative medicine and preventive methods, offering scientifically-sound treatments paired with lifestyle approaches to improve quality of life and directly influence, or even reverse, the disease process. Through Preventive Integrative Medicine, we address the widest array of safe, effective, and healthy options, with the ultimate goal of staying well, living optimally, and aging vibrantly.

About

An Individual Approach to Healing

Lesley James, MD understands the body’s potential for healing. Combining conventional medicine with a curated approach to prevention and wellness, Dr. James recognizes that good health is not merely the absence of disease. Through her extensive education and patient-focused training, Dr. James offers an accomplished and authentic perspective, acknowledging that all disease is complex and that no patient fits neatly into an existing medical model. She addresses each patient individually, assessing how the determinants of health, such as genetics, environment, behavior, lifestyle choices, and past experiences, can shape our futures. Through intensive communication, use of technology to screen for and monitor biomarkers for disease, and treating the body and mind with collaborative Preventive Integrative Medicine strategies, Dr. James identifies conditions that can be modified by preventive therapies and supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. 

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Cardiometabolic Health and The Thyroid

Cardiometabolic health is often an overlooked aspect in the management of hormonal health and, specifically, thyroid health. The two are intricately connected, displaying a complex, weblike relationship that is both interdependent and bidirectional.  Many are aware of the connections between the thyroid and atherosclerosis (the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on …

Every Patient Has a Story to Tell: Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine uses a patient’s background and language to assist in clinical practice and research and is an effective and often cathartic approach to individualized healing. When physicians are able to address the personal “stories” that may work in conjunction with physical illness, we can validate the experience of the patient and promote a stronger …

COVID-19 Brings Attention to Cardiometabolic Health

Every day I see patients with varying health challenges, many of whom are additionally metabolically unhealthy. With the risk of COVID-19, poor cardiometabolic health has gained more attention, and some experts are even referring to it as a pandemic within the pandemic. As a preventive integrative physician, I see this as an opportunity for many …

Principles of Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine (IM) is a healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of their lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patients, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.


  • The patient and the practitioner are partners in the healing process.
  • All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
  • Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing process.
  • Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
  • Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies critically.
  • Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquire-driven and open to new paradigms.
  • Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
  • Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.

Features of Our Integrative Practice

  • Board Certified in Integrative ​Medicine​ and Functional Medicine
  • On-site Functional Nutritionist
  • Personalized approach to health care with collaborative strategies
  • Tools and technology to screen for and monitor biomarkers for disease
  • Complimentary​ Discovery Call​ prior to meeting with Dr. James
  • Recommendations for well-placed clinically indicated ​supplement​s
  • Access to additional patient resources

The Brain-Heart-Gut Axis

Learn about how Dr. James’ comprehensive approach to the Brain-Heart-Gut Axis will shape the future of disease prevention.