30 Lincoln Street • Newton Highlands, MA 02461 • (617) 899-1060
At Newton Integrative Health, we focus on functional medicine and natural ways to help patients in the Boston area to live lighter, healthier and happier. Three beliefs guide our care...
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Resolve recurring behaviors that you want to change but find to be difficult habits to break. Common situations are addictions to nicotine, alcohol, or drugs. Our therapies are also very effective with patients suffering from eating disorders, sexual addictions, gambling addictions and other unhealthful compulsions.
Manage through health challenges and other critical life events. We work closely with Boston-area patients and families coping through serious health challenges such as major surgery, cardiac event, cancer treatment, trauma or reportedly incurable disease. We’ll help you be in the best possible frame of mind going into and through treatment, recovery or hospice. We can also partner with your primary care physician to be your family liaison with specialists and healthcare institutions.
Unblock your full potential. Huge talent and professional potential are sometimes blocked by an anxiety, subconscious habit or distant memory. We can negate the effects of these through hypnotherapy and counseling for athletes, business executives, creative professionals and others. The same treatments are also highly effective for social anxiety and attention deficit-related disorders.
Live lighter, healthier and happier. We develop custom nutrition and long-term wellness plans for patients and their families. We provide marital and relationship counseling for individuals and couples. And we offer anger management and stress reduction therapies for adults, adolescents and children. If sleep is a problem, hypnotherapy is a powerful tool we can use to help you get the amount and quality of sleep you need to feel your best.
In our practice, we seek to match patients’ needs with specific therapies, regardless of whether we offer those therapies ourselves. After your initial visit, we’ll explain your therapeutic options and our recommendations, which may include referrals to practitioners of therapies that we do not offer. We do not accept referral fees from these practitioners.
At present, we offer a wide variety of counseling services, hypnotherapy, nutritional/dietary planning, family wellness, and family medical liaison services.
Though fully trained and licensed to practice all types of general and family medicine, we are not currently offering comprehensive physical examinations, nor do we diagnose or treat acute or chronic physical conditions. Instead, we partner with your primary care physician to ensure you get the most comprehensive health and wellness care possible, through sickness and good health. We prescribe medications in very limited circumstances and only when directly related to your ongoing therapy with us.
We are particularly pleased to adapt any of our treatments for families with special needs members.
On your first visit to our office (30 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, MA) you'll meet Dr. Rachel Katz. This intake visit will be unique in that it is not a treatment session. Rather, it’s a discussion about you -- your history, your current health and healthcare, your concerns and goals. Depending on why you are seeking treatment, Dr. Katz may also conduct a limited physical examination. Once that is complete, Dr. Katz will explain your options and recommend one of four things:
Dr. Rachel Katz is a Board-Certified Family Physician, a Registered Dietician, and a hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. She has also trained in functional medicine.
Dr. Katz trained at Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and The Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to her M.D., she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Cornell University.
Dr. Katz has been member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1991, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine since 1996. She served seven years as Medical co-Director of the Wheaton College Health Service in Norton, Mass., providing primary care to students, faculty and residents in the surrounding community.
Dr. Katz is committed to ensuring that her patients’ mental and emotional healthcare is as strong as – and fully integrated with – their physical health care. She is also a passionate advocate for families with special needs members.
Dr. Katz lives in Newton with her husband and three children.