Joel M. Evans
Joel M. Evans, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Women’s Health in Stamford, Connecticut, and is an assistant clinical professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Evans is also the author of the 2005 book, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook.
The approach to women’s health care at the Center for Women’s Health is based on a holistic assessment of a patient’s life. A holistic treatment plan addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual issues of a patient. This sort of approach, Evans says, can offer not only a cure for a particular ailment, but also an appraisal of a patient’s imbalances before they manifest as physical disease, thereby improving a patient’s emotional and spiritual life. Evans also includes herbs, mind-body medicine, nutrition, energy medicine, and relaxation techniques in his medical practice.
“The body has a wonderful ability to heal itself,” Evans writes. “My objective when I work with someone with a health challenge is to first identify which part(s) of the person is out of balance, then partner to do all we can to correct that imbalance. We then support the body, mind, and spirit in order to allow it to maintain its newfound balance.”
Joel M. Evans is also a founding diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and recognized as the first physician in Connecticut to be board certified in both holistic medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Women’s Health and as a peer reviewer for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He is also a member of the senior faculty of two The Center for Mind/Body Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine.