Dr. L. Matthew Schwartz

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD

Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com

Summer is over. We are all settling back into our post-vacation grooves. We are now returning our focus to important issues … including getting a handle on our health and well-being. Perfect timing! Get your calendars out and clear your afternoon schedule on Sunday, October 28. Don’t worry, the Eagles are playing in the morning!

The Montgomery Integrative Health Group is hosting its 2nd Annual “Be Your Best Fest” Community Health Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 – at its convenient location: 1108 East Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor, just north of Chestnut Hill. You will meet our team of medical and integrative health care practitioners: Heidi Wittels, M.D. (Center Director), Daila Pravs, M.D., Matt Schwartz, M.D., along with specialists in chiropractic, health coaching, yoga, and massage therapy. You will have ample one-onone time to have all of your questions answered.

Are you up for a complementary chair massage? Perhaps a winning raffle ticket? Food and refreshments will be provided and there is abundant free parking.

You can bring your medical questions to a special Q&A session (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.) with the Chestnut Hill Local’s own “Ask the Doc” opinion writer, Dr. Matt Schwartz! He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Pain Medicine. What a great opportunity to get some free and valuable health and wellness advice! This year, Dr. Schwartz’ opinion column topics have included: stress management, sleep restoration, nutritional optimization and weight loss, back pain, smoking cessation, and eliminating unhealthy behaviors. You can find all of these articles on the Chestnut Hill Local’s website – click on: opinion, column, Ask the Doc or go to www.MyHealth360.com.

The Montgomery Integrative Health Group is a team of highlycredentialed professionals who provide whole-person team-based health care that consists of conventional/functional medicine, restorative support therapies, prevention, wellness visits, and health coaching. Team members address and provide: stress management, physical medicine assessment, pain management assessment, exercise counseling, nutritional counseling, personalized genetic assessment/treatment/prevention, sleep restoration, anti-aging, customized detoxification, laser therapy, infusion therapies, and smoking cessation.

Please visit our website: www.montgomeryintegrativehealth.c om; or call with questions: 215-2336226. We’ll see you soon!