We had the good fortune of connecting with Mario Mancini and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mario, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of the key elements of the success of our Functional Medicine Center is a very clear vision integrating into the traditional paradigm of medicine. How we have done that has adapted and evolved overtime. The element of flexibility in our approach has been one of the most valuable skills, as we never really know how it’s going to unfold, but to always have an end in sight of integrating the best of all medicines has been the end game. Providing empowering education to the patients and communicating to the medical community by utilizing science-based language of an ancient medicine, such as acupuncture has also been one of the pillars of our success. At the end of the day, our intention is to serve the community! That has played a very important role, as it has given the patient a better sense of their part in their health journey. Educating the medical community that acupuncture is a science-based option to surgery and medications, has also been another pillar of success for our center. When we speak in the language of physiology, everyone understands and therefore is on the same playing field. So when we boil this down it’s really about a clear vision. A strong commitment to achieve that vision utilizing science-based communication. The one last, but very important element to our success is the full experience that the patient has at our center. We take care of them and see them as a human being and not as a diagnosis. This characteristic is not just in the treatment room but every element of interaction that they have with our team which requires a high standard of care at every level.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We work as a Team here, meaning that we have a total of 4 Doctors of Acupuncture at our center. So you get the bonus of different viewpoints and different set of eyes or perspective on certain cases. We are into educating our patients, so we empower them with tools and information on how to enrich their lives at work and in their personal lives as well. Health is wealth and we want our patients and team to be at the top of their game.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love to tell people to get out and move! So anything outside where you are moving your body and getting fresh air. You will find some of our staff in Ocean Beach riding waves and others downtown San Diego running the stairs at the convention center. Anywhere you can be in nature like Balboa Park, Mission Bay Park, Fiesta Island with your dogs!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Center For Integrative Care would not be where we are today without my dedicated and committed team of stellar Doctors and Wellness Associates who love what they do and it shows! I have staff that have been with me for over 12 years and some over 8 years and a few newer additions to the team, all of which I respect and love for who they are and what they provide to our patients.