Dr. Michael G. Milton, dedicated to excellence and the latest advances in medicine, founded Advanced Medicine in Cumming, Georgia in 2000. His goal was to create a unique practice combining the best of the traditional role of the Family Physician, where patients and their families are truly known by the practice, with that of advanced levels of care in Integrative Medicine.
Integrative Medicine combines state–of-the-art conventional medicine with effective natural therapies to achieve optimal health and longevity. At Advanced Medicine our Mission is to provide the finest Integrative care in Family Practice. Our intent is to enhance you and your family’s overall health and well-being by utilizing the latest in diagnostic testing along with comprehensive protocols and lifestyle counseling to treat a full spectrum of health challenges–from common conditions to multifaceted disabling diseases. Balancing personal care and technical excellence requires exquisite respect of the individual and a complete understanding of the healing process. The same symptoms or disease may have different causes, depending on the individual. By addressing inflammation, malnutrition, impaired metabolism, oxidative stress and compromised detoxification, Dr. Milton addresses the underlying cause of illness, not just the symptoms. Like a fingerprint, each process is unique –whether treating diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, menopause, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue or endocrine disorders–and each requires its own blueprint for vibrant health and wellness.
Good health, though, involves more than simply treating a disorder. Dr. Milton believes that the more knowledgeable our patients are the more active role they can take in their healthcare. At Advanced Medicine you will gain access to a wealth of information, education, resources and products that support you on your journey toward taking charge of your own health.
To this end, we believe that recent gains in mind-body medicine offer a wellspring of opportunity for our patients. In order to maximize your healing potential, we offer individualized lifestyle counseling featuring techniques and strategies that balance immune function and harmonize both mind and body. Brenda Stockdale received her Master of Arts in Health Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and completed clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She was the National Program Director for Dr. Bernie Siegel’s ECaP organization and was featured on Oprah. Her programs and workshops have been utilized in corporations, cancer centers and wellness programs nationally. Brenda, currently the Director of Mind-Body Medicine at Georgia Cancer Treatment Center and at Advanced Medicine, designs individualized programs in tandem with your personal and health care goals.
We believe that your body possesses infinite wisdom that can ultimately help you to achieve a very high level of health and well-being. Our goal is to assist and support your body in this process. Our staff reflects and exemplifies our high level of care. Your comfort and care is always of the utmost concern.
Having been interested in how the human body adapts to different environments and worldwide cultural healing traditions, Dr. Milton received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Georgia. He then decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a physician, and maintained his unique perspective of holistic healing throughout medical school and residency. He graduated from medical school in 1994 and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He worked as a rural family physician in Thomaston, Georgia prior to opening Advanced Medicine. Dr. Milton has completed training in anti-aging and holistic endocrine therapies, prolotherapy and neural therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatments, environmental medicine, bio-energetic medicine and extensive nutritional therapies. While practicing the finest preventive medicine possible, Dr. Milton has maintained Board Certification in Family Medicine throughout his career. Dr. Milton continues to value both his conventional and integrative training by maintaining high levels of continuing medical education in both. He welcomes each patient as a personal opportunity for greater learning.