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Program & Goals

The Integrative Medical Group Visit Program (IMGV) program is designed for patients with chronic pain and covers integrative techniques for treating pain—like self-massage, gentle chair-based yoga, acupressure—as well as the practice of meditation and mindfulness in a supportive group environment for 8 weeks. We will similarly discuss other health and wellness topics, like sleep, nutrition, and stress-reduction.


What To Expect During the Program

The IMGV is a structured series of group medical visits facilitated by a physician and either a mindfulness instructor or yoga teacher. The weekly, 2-hour visits will be conducted via telehealth, and will include the following topics:

1. Group Orientation
2. Our reactions to stress
3. The importance of healthy sleep
4. Food and movement as medicine
5. Our bodies’ response to pain
6. Our bodies and inflammation
7. Approaches to depression and challenging communications
8. Understanding the role of food
9. Goal-Setting and Wellness Review

For Appointments

To schedule Integrative Medicine consultations with Jessica Barnhill, MD, MPH contact the Center for Rehabilitation Care at: 984-974-9747 or fax: 984-974-9786.

How to refer patients to UNC Integrative Medicine Clinic:

  • In Epic, enter referral to Physical Medical and Rehabilitation; choose Jessica Barnhill and/or write “UNC Integrative Medicine Clinic”
  • Outside of Epic, fax referrals to: 994-974-9786

For more detailed instructions:

If you are interested in participating, please ask your doctor to refer you to the Integrative Medical Group Visit Program or contact the Center for Rehabilitation Care at: 984-974-9747.

Questions? Please Contact:

Jessica Barnhill, MD, MPH
UNC Integrative Medicine Clinic
Center for Rehabilitation Care
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab
1807 Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
phone: 984-974-9747
fax: 984-974-9786


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