Healthy Living and Integrative Medicine are part of primary care at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center! Whether you’re looking for nutrition counseling to improve your eating habits, weight management to start working down toward your ideal, healthy weight, or holistic and alternative approaches to medicine that can complement traditional medicine, GLFHC has you covered. Schedule your first appointment to take advantage of any of the services listed here by calling (978) 686-0090.
Asthma Self Management Education
GLFHC offers education to people with asthma on how they can best manage their symptoms. If you have asthma and would like to learn how to take care of your symptoms on a day-to-day basis, speak with your primary care provider about our asthma self-management education program.
Diabetes Self Management Program
GLFHC offers a diabetes education program for patients accredited by the American Diabetes Association. The program, staffed by a team of bilingual registered nurses, registered dietitians and registered pharmacists, helps patients learn to balance their blood sugar within the demands of everyday living.
Bilingual licensed dietitians/nutritionists are available at all sites to counsel patients of all ages on nutrition therapy for weight loss, disease prevention and management of chronic conditions. Ask your primary care provider, or give us a call at the number provided on this page, for more information.
Get up and get moving with group exercise visits to assist with weight management. Your primary care provider can provide a referral to these programs — but if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at the number provided on this page.
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center incorporates alternative medicine into primary care through group visits featuring acupuncture, herbal medicine, tai chi, yoga, and breathing exercises. Get peer support while managing your health using holistic approaches to wellness!
Pediatric Obesity Empowerment Model Program
The Pediatric Obesity Empowerment Model (POEM) Program has been offered at GLFHC for over a decade.
New Balance Foundation is the proud sponsor of this program, which provides children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, an opportunity to interact with a family physician and peers in a safe, healthy setting, and work towards common goals of health and emotional well-being and empowerment. Participants exercise in addition to learning about dance, cooking nutritional foods, crafts, art, and other activities where they can learn to express themselves in healthy ways and develop the confidence to make their own choices.
Group Medical Visits
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is the largest group medical visit program in the country. The health center offers groups dedicated to:
obesity for adults, children, and families
chronic disease management (diabetes and heart disease)
chronic pain management
addiction treatment (smoking, suboxone)
pregnancy medical care & support
Tai chi, acupuncture, and yoga are also offered as group visits as a complement to traditional medicine. Ask us how you can get involved with these groups during your next visit, or give us a call today!
Holistic Integrative Pluralistic Medicine Fellowship
For more information on the Holistic Integrative Pluralistic Medicine Fellowship, visit GLFHC.org/residency.