About Dr. Christine Salter M.D.
MD, DC, ND, NBPAS, ABIHM, ABOM
Christine Salter MD, DC, ND, a native of Great Britain, obtained her BSc (hon) in Physiology & Biochemistry from the University of Reading, UK. With extensive training and experience in osteopathic, naturopathic, allopathic and chiropractic medicine, she is an expert in the practice of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
We must do all that we can to be guardians of our future health by investing now in the process to create, regain and maintain optimal levels of functioning.
Dr. Salter is a graduate of the University of Reading, UK, the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy, Logan University (formerly Logan College of Chiropractic), and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She continued her medical training at Mercy Medical Center (formerly St. John’s Mercy Medical Center) Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Salter is board certified in Family Medicine by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is also a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine(SLiIM).
Having served one year on the staff of Uchee Pines Lifestyle Health Center in Seale, Alabama, Dr.Salter also taught at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri, in the capacity as an instructor and assistant professor, and she also maintained a small private chiropractic practice. Subsequently, with a broad background, training and education, Dr. Salter started her solo practice named Vibrant Health Family Medicine in 2001. She practiced the full scope of Family Medicine including prenatal care. In 2009, her practice transitioned from the traditional “sickness” model of health care to a “wellness” model. At that time, Vibrant Health Family Medicine became The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness.
Dr. Salter enjoys public speaking, reading, singing, cooking and the outdoors.
A Message From Dr. Salter
Welcome to the world of Advanced Integrative Concierge Medicine! I love what I do. I see myself as an artist of personalized healthy aging for the 21st Century . . . and It seems like the longer I practice, the more I agree with Sir William Osler when it comes to true health care. Osler said, “It is important to know about the disease, but even more important to know about the patient who has the disease.” To that end, I have established a wellness goal for all of my patients: To enhance longevity to the fullest extent of happy and joyous functional health.Life must have meaning and value to give the proper context for health strategies. So in my practice, to accomplish healthy aging and well-being, I blend the best of conventional (or allopathic) medicine with holistic disciplines and approaches. My office visit experience embraces motivational lifestyle coaching, the best of conventional medicine and holistic therapies. I see my role as a wellness facilitator because the body is the true healer. It has an innate ability to heal itself, given the right conditions.
As a practice model, this translates to a combination of more traditional methods of advanced lipid testing, innovative cardiac tests (such as digital pulse analysis), judicious use of off-label medicines (such as low dose naltrexone*) and bioidentical hormones in an integrative way with frequency specific microcurrent (FSM), therapeutic nutrition, nutraceuticals, naturopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, auriculomedicine, aromatherapy, herbs, and low level laser therapy.
Because of my unique skill set, I have developed a new type of medical practice called Advanced Integrative Concierge Medicine (AICM). It is a blend of the following: Holistic Medicine includes Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathy and European Osteopathy.
My AICM model is delivered in a manner that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focusing on the whole person, yet also addressing issues at the cellular and even the subcellular level. This model is evidence based, and makes use of all therapeutic approaches, including other healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. But in achieving that optimum health, some believe that genes are the ultimate prognosticator. Do genes have the last say? I think not. You don’t have to fall victim to the same diseases as your family members. I believe in epigenetics, a proven theory that genes respond to signals from our environment as well as what we eat and drink, how we move, and from our thoughts. So, AICM addresses mind, body and spirit, all of which change genetic expression. Here’s the bottom line: True health care in practice measures, monitors and modulates the quantum metrics of wellness.
Please explore the website for much more information. My wish for your journey to optimal health and total wellness is eloquently stated in 3 John 2: “Above all things beloved, I wish that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
Christine Salter MD, DC