Spend quality time with your doctor!
Update – 9/1/21 – I am now fully vaccinated vs. COVID and happy to see vaccinated and masked patients in the office once more. (I still prefer to have video and phone visits with unvaccinated people, although exceptions can be made when necessary — just let me know what the situation is.) Thank you!
Welcome to Slower Medicine! I’m Dr. Ken Stone, a board-certified internist, and I help my patients address chronic health issues and turn their lives around. I offer primary care for adults with an emphasis on improving health span and slowing the processes of human aging.
As the name suggests, Slower Medicine isn’t rushed. Visits are longer here — typically 90-120 minutes. You’ll have time to fully express your concerns. I’ll have time to do a thoughtful evaluation, identify problems, and provide answers to your questions. Together we can collaborate and put together a tailored treatment plan that makes sense for you.
Although I’m an internist, my practice style is functional and holistic. I make use of what conventional medicine has to offer, but I’m also knowledgeable about supplements and those oh-so-important lifestyle factors. If you prefer to limit your use of prescription drugs we can often find other alternatives for you.
My areas of special interest include life extension, nutrition, metabolism, cardiovascular health, stress/anxiety/insomnia, chronic fatigue, thyroid problems, weight management, and diabetes. Rather than just deal with individual problems as they surface (“Whack-a-Mole Medicine”), I work to understand root causes of chronic illness and help my patients see the big pictures that can help them improve their overall health.
One final thing: Like all Direct Primary Care practices, Slower Medicine was designed to be affordable without insurance. About half of my patients have health insurance (which I don’t accept) but they still find that the benefits and conveniences I offer make me worth keeping as their doctor.
6 Consultant Place #100B
Durham, NC 27707