Dr. Robin Miller, MD

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Specialties:

  • integrative medicine

Affiliation:

  • Triune Integrative Medicine, Medford, OR

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  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    For good care you need to tell your doctor about all the alternative medicine practices you are doing. It is especially important that you let your doctor know which herbal remedies you are taking. Often times there may be interactions with regular medications. For example St. Johns Wort, which is...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    It is important to take good fish oil supplements to prevent exposure to toxins. Mercury used to be a concern many years ago but fish oil in the US is for the most part mercury free. However, recently high levels of PCB’s have been found in some of the popular brands of fish oil. Most of the products...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
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    As an adult you may think you’re done with immunizations, but guess what? You’re not! http://bit.ly/1tfU7vz
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Regular exercise is important for overall health. We are all looking for the fountain of youth. It is not in a pill it is right there for each of us; it is exercise. Regular exercise is important for a healthy brain and a healthy heart. It helps to prevent depression and improve mood. It can keep...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Walking is great exercise. It can be a wonderful way to get your daily aerobic exercise. It only requires motivation and good shoes. Daily exercise with walking just 30 minutes a day can cut your risk for breast cancer in half. It can also help you to maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure, lower LDL or “...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    The placebo response is not something that is just in a person’s mind. It is a powerful response that has and continues to be studied extensively. I was first introduced to the placebo effect in medical school.  One of my colleagues gave me an aspirin for my headache. He asked me how long it took to work...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Acupuncture is considered real medicine and has been used for thousands of years. In the US it is considered a form of alternative and complementary medicine since it is not often used as part of conventional medical practice.  However more and more it is being utilized by conventional medical pr...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    I would not recommend leaving your family doctor if you are seeing a naturopath. Both practitioners have valuable things to offer. Naturopaths utilize a variety of treatment modalities to maintain health and healing such as nutrition, exercise, acupuncture, massage and herbal remedies. They often do not...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Laughter has great therapeutic benefit. We have all noticed how a good belly laugh makes us feel better. What many do not realize is that the reactions in our body that occur as a result of laughter have many positive effects. A good laugh can relax your body for almost an hour. It releases endorphins,...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Reiki is a practice that originated in Japan and involves the “ laying on of hands “ to improve energy flow in the body. Reiki translated means spiritually guided life force energy.  Mikao Usui developed the practice in 1922 during a Buddhist training session.   He intuitively placed his hands on different...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Over 28 percent of Americans have hypertension.  The incidence rate (new cases diagnosed yearly) varies between 3 and 18 percent depending on age, gender and body type.  Prior to 1990 the prevalence of hypertension was decreasing, but now it is on the rise again. Despite the high prevalence, only...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    The most effective plan to quit smoking starts with the desire to quit. Then, the important thing is to engage your health care provider in helping you. There are many options available to increase the chance of success.  

    First set a quit date.  Make sure all your cigarettes are removed from their...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Adrenal fatigue is a term that some providers use to describe chronic exhaustion.  People with the diagnosis are people who have chronic levels of stress and feel depleted.  This is not an established medical term. Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Because “adrenal fatigue” means exhaustion caused by chronic stress, the aim of treatment is to reduce stress. Options include healthy eating, light exercise, learning to deal with stress with the help of psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, activities that reduce stress such as me...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Thigh strengthening exercises, water exercises, wall squats done properly and knee to chest stretches are all good exercises for knee pain. Prior to trying any of these, it would be important to have a trainer or physical therapist to teach proper technique. Read More