Download Full Text (343 KB)

Download Interview Consents (52 KB)




In 2012, 33.2% of U.S. adults used complementary health approaches, spending over $30 billion. Despite this substantial investment and a growing body of research supporting the use of these approaches, access to them is still limited in the Primary Care setting. While Central Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency (CMMC FMR) has historically acknowledged the importance of an holistic approach to care, many of the complementary health approaches previously offered are no longer available. To determine specific, patient-identified needs regarding these approaches, a Needs Assessment was performed by surveying established patients presenting for appointments at CMMC FMR. The data collected through this assessment was used to underscore priority needs and to propose action plan items for future incorporation of complementary health approaches into CMMC FMR’s practice.

Clinical Site

Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency


Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Maine, Primary Care, Needs Assessment

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Medical Education | Primary Care

Needs Assessment: Complementary Medicine (CM) Services