Vail Symposium program discusses holistic approaches to medicine June 8 |

Vail Symposium program discusses holistic approaches to medicine June 8

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Dr. Donese Worden, N.M.D., will discuss treating patients with a combination of prescribed medicine and holistic medicine at the Vail Symposium's first event of the summer, Integrative Approaches to Patient Care, on June 8. She will also lead a workshop on June 9.
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If you go …

What: Integrative Approaches to Patient Care, the first Vail Symposium event of the summer.

Where: Four Seasons Resort, Vail.

When: Thursday, June 8; reception at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.

Cost: Suggested $10 donation.

More information: Dr. Donese Worden will also hold a workshop at 9:30 a.m. on June 9, Transformational “Aha!” Moments in Medicine ($40). For details and to sign up, visit

In the second half of its 46th season, the Vail Symposium presents a diverse lineup of more than 20 thought-provoking events, starting today with Integrative Approaches to Patient Care.

Dr. Donese Worden, N.M.D, kicks off the program’s Consciousness Series with a lecture today and a workshop on Friday.

As an Arizona-based clinician, Worden has been recognized for her intelligence, experience, compassion, cutting-edge research and quality of care.

At her lecture, Worden will talk about treating the patient as whole, sometimes by prescribing medication and other times by using botanical medicine — most times using both.

At Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Worden will discuss how her integrative approach empowers her patients and contributes to their healing.

Worden has been featured on the cover of the National Speakers Association’s magazine and as one of Phoenix magazine’s Top Docs. She is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where she teaches integrative medicine.


The day following the lecture, Worden will lead a workshop, Transformational “Ah-ha” Moments in Medicine, working with patients to identify core issues that cause most of their health problems.

Worden will also present natural and holistic options for addressing those problems. The transformational workshop will present scientific information in a fun and exploratory setting.

The Symposium’s Consciousness Workshop takes place Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Four Seasons Resort in Vail. Cost is $40.

For more information about Worden’s lecture or workshop, or upcoming Vail Symposium events, visit

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