Dr. Robin Miller, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • integrative medicine

Affiliation:

  • Triune Integrative Medicine, Medford, OR

Location:

  • Medford, OR

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  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    When a patient undergoes weight loss surgery, the benefits can be immediate especially for those with diabetes. Blood pressure, blood sugar, and even cholesterol levels often become normalized. Sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux often improve or resolve. Weight loss is rapid and generally co...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Hypnotherapy can be effective for insomnia. A study of school children that had trouble falling and staying asleep found that hypnotherapy was 90% effective in improving the children’s ability to sleep.  Hypnotherapy is non-invasive and has no side effects unlike many of the sleep medications. Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    When I have patients on statin drugs with muscle pain I do two things.  I will check a muscle enzyme level called CPK to see if the medication is causing muscle damage. I will also have them stop the medication to see if their pain goes away.  If you are having severe muscle pain and you are on a...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Bergamot is a citrus fruit native to Italy. It has a very pleasant smell and is used for its essential oil. The fruit is used to flavor tea and to make marmalade. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and fight infection.
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  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    If a child seems to be gender- nonconforming, and they seem to express a great deal of distress about their assigned sex at birth or how they are supposed to behave as a boy or a girl, and it is more than a passing phase, then they may be transgender. If that is your suspicion, it is important to...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    No one knows why people are transgender. Most experts believe that a combination of biological factors may contribute, such as hormones that babies are exposed to prior to birth, as well as genetics and experiences that occur through life into adulthood. The bottom line remains, however, that we...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Transgender refers to people whose sexual identity (whether they are male or female), as well as their expression or behavior, do not go along with what is typically identified with the sex they were born with. In other words, an example of a transgender person would be someone who was born a girl...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Naturopathy is a medical system that takes a holistic approach to health and healing. The practice utilizes many modalities such as nutrition, exercise, acupuncture, massage, and herbal remedies in order to optimize the body’s ability to heal.

    Homeopathy is entirely different. It is based on something called the “Law...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    I believe that the importance of wellness-oriented medicine is that it takes a holistic approach to the patient, which requires a partnership between patient and physician and honors the body's inate ability to heal.
    We know that most disease is caused by poor lifestyle choices such as unhealthy eating, lack...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Chocolate contains a variety of chemicals some of which make us feel good by boosting our endorphins (those feel good hormones).  Chocolate may also boost serotonin levels that help us to feel relaxed.  Some forms contain caffeine, which give a boost of energy along with the calming effect.  

    Let’s...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    If you feel that you cannot quit smoking “cold turkey” then nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) may be very helpful. A recent review of over 130 studies found that when any form of NRT was used the success of quitting smoking was 50-70%.  

    There are many options for nicotine replacement that include...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Craniosacral therapy is an alternative treatment where the therapist uses gentle manipulation of the skull and spine to help relieve stress; migraines and to help with TMJ syndrome.  Craniosacral therapists are not licensed.  However, osteopathic doctors who do craniosacral therapy are licensed.
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  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    There are no stand-alone alternative treatments for melanoma. However, there are many alternative therapies that can complement conventional treatment. These alternatives may include treatments such as nutrition therapy, guided imagery, massage, acupuncture, hypnosis, yoga and meditation. The use of m...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Acupressure is a practice that uses pressure rather than needles at specific acupuncture points.    The theory behind its use is the same as that for acupuncture, which is that there are forces in the body known as Yin, which is cold and passive, and Yang, which is hot and active. When these forces are balanced, there is...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Yo-yo dieting is not a good idea due to the fact that the most successful way to lose weight is to make healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight gradually. Yo-yo dieting happens when people lose and gain weight repeatedly.   

    When people lose and gain weight there is no change in body composition...Read More