Our Integrated Approach
There are two types of medical care commonly used to help treat and heal patients suffering from various chronic conditions and diseases, conventional and alternative medicine. Progressive Health & Rehab in Gahanna, OH, uses an integrative medicine approach that combines both of these approaches to achieve the best results using the safest methods.
Rest assured that at our clinic, your unique needs and well-being are our top priorities.
Why Integrated Medicine?
At our clinic, we firmly believe in the uniqueness of each patient and their condition. We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do. That’s why our licensed and trained medical specialists embrace an integrative medicine approach to healthcare. By combining the strengths of traditional medical care with alternative practices, we are able to provide personalized diagnoses and treatments tailored to each individual.
Our goal is to create a personalized care plan that brings together the best of both worlds, yielding healing results and an improved quality of life. We recognize that many of the conditions we treat are influenced by various factors such as diet, allergies, sleep patterns, and posture. With our integrated medical approach, our specialists can suggest non-invasive, drug-free treatments, and recommend beneficial lifestyle changes for effective pain management.
Alternative vs. Traditional Medicine
So what exactly is alternative medicine? Simply put, alternative medicine utilizes unconventional methods to treat illness, injury, and a host of other medical issues. Common alternative medical procedures and areas of study include:
- Acupuncture – a traditional Chinese medicine technique that uses needles to stimulate specific points around the body
- Chiropractic Care – a branch of medicine in which a trained professional called a chiropractor uses different techniques to adjust (“manipulate”) the spine or other parts of the body to alleviate pain and achieve proper alignment
- Herbal Medicine – this alternative medical practice uses herbal supplements administered topically or ingested orally to heal wounds and mitigate chronic conditions.
Traditional, or conventional, medical treatments typically rely on drugs, radiation, and surgery to treat medical conditions. Since these methods can lead to reliance on medications, side effects, and lengthy recovery times, relying solely on these practices to treat pain conditions can lead to more problems for patients and can end up being ineffective.
The benefit of choosing a medical care partner like Progressive Health & Rehab for the treatment of your chronic pain condition is that you will receive the best care from licensed and skilled medical specialists whether it is with an alternative or conventional medical treatment. Our staff is experienced and trained to discuss all of your options with you so that you can make the best and most educated decisions on your health care treatments.
Based on your unique medical situation, we can review available treatments, the pros and cons, and even the ins and outs of your insurance coverage.
Meet Our Team
Each one of the licensed medical experts at Progressive Health & Rehab in Gahanna, OH, are trained in specialized areas of medicine to provide the highest level of care that you won’t find at other medical providers in the area. Enjoy the convenience of all of our services offered under one roof.
Dr. Anthony C. Yannessa, DC, CCSP
Doctor of ChiropracticDr. Yannessa is the head Chiropractor and Clinic Director of Progressive Health and Rehab. He has been a provider at Progressive for over 20 years following graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2001 and recently taking over ownership in 2018. He has devoted his career to helping the residents of Gahanna and surrounding areas with auto accidents, workers comp injuries, and any other general complaints they may have. He prides himself on providing top-notch care to all his patients in every discipline offered in his practice. He has a passion for healthy living and enjoys bicycling, weight training, and healthy eating.
Dr. Andrew Lauer, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Progressive Health and Rehab welcomes Andrew Lauer (Dr. Drew) as their new Physical Therapist. He brings 10 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and has a passion for the spine. He gets a thrill helping people reduce their pain and improve their function. Dr. Drew is a native of Ohio and has resided in Columbus for the past 18 years. He attended Miami University as an undergraduate and received his clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting football cards and other sports memorabilia.
Dr. Patrick K. McGriff, DO
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. McGriff is the Medical Director at Progressive Health and Rehab. He performs pre-physical therapy exams, orders durable medical equipment when needed, and can write select Rx medications in certain cases. He graduated from medical school in 1984 and is board certified in family medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys music and electronics.
Mario Capocciama, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Mario began his physical therapy career with Progressive Health and Rehab in 2010 after graduating from North Central State College in 2009 with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy. Mario has gained a considerable amount of exerience at Progressive working with our diverse patient population.
Most of his experience revolves around conditions of the spine, but he has also worked with injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
He also does a great job of making physical therapy fun for the patients with his jovial, extroverted personality that lights up the PT department.