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Coronavirus update – please see the menu link at top of page and follow it to view critically important information on both prevention and TREATMENT.
Effective immediately (and for the duration of the worst of this crisis), we will be limiting patient office visits. We are doing this to minimize the danger to you, our patients, as well as to ourselves and our families. It has always been possible to arrange for telephone chats and/or video conferences with me instead of live visits, but now things have reached that point where video and phone visits are strongly preferred. If you believe you absolutely need to be seen by me (or if you’re not sure), please be willing to discuss the situation with me so that I can make a wise and well-informed decision. Thank you!
Hello, and welcome to Slower Medicine! I’m Dr. Ken Stone, a board-certified internist, and I specialize in primary care for adults with an emphasis on fixing chronic health issues and turning lives around. As the name suggests, Slower Medicine isn’t rushed. Office visits here are typically 90-120 minutes long – sometimes longer! I do it this way to give us both plenty of time — you’ll have time to explain your concerns, I’ll have time to ask questions and do an exam, and we’ll both have time to discuss what might be going on with you (and why) and then construct an individualized plan of care that’s right for you.
Although I am an internist, my practice style is functional and holistic. This means that while I may make use of what conventional medicine has to offer, I don’t just settle for treating individual symptoms as they appear. I look beneath surface problems for underlying patterns and explanations that tie things together.
I have particular interests and expertise in longevity, nutrition, preventive medicine, cardiovascular medicine, chronic disease, stress/anxiety/insomnia, chronic fatigue, thyroid problems, adrenal problems, and diabetes. I’m also pretty knowledgeable about supplements, so while there are some excellent “tried and true” conventional medicines in my toolkit, I can often suggest alternative approaches to people who prefer to limit their use of prescription drugs.
One final thing: Slower Medicine is a Direct Primary Care practice, meaning it was designed to be affordable without insurance. (About half of my patients have health insurance but nonetheless find that the benefits and conveniences here make it worth retaining me as their doctor. Having a high deductible health insurance plan makes this doubly true.)
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6 Consultant Place #100B
Durham, NC 27707