American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Announces New Strategic Alliances

ACAM partners with Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc. to unveil a new member benefit for ACAM members.

Irvine, CA, February 03, 2013 --( The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), a leading provider of integrative medicine, today announced a strategic alliance with Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc and the unveiling of a new member benefit for ACAM members. The new ACAM-DDI-Natural Standard member portal will allow ACAM members to have access to some of the most robust research tools in the alternative medicine arena. "We are thrilled to be able to provide this new member benefit at no cost to our ACAM members," stated Michael Boutot, Executive Director for ACAM. He continues, "ACAM is thrilled about this joint venture relationship with both Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc and is looking forward to a long lasting relationship with both organizations."

About Natural Standard:
Natural Standard is an international multidisciplinary collaboration that includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Research teams systematically gather scientific data and expert opinions to develop comprehensive monographs that are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. For each therapy, the available scientific evidence of effectiveness is evaluated using the Natural Standard Evidence-Based Validated Grading Rationale. All monographs undergo blinded peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases. Scott Wolter, national director for Natural Standard stated, "It has been a pleasure working with ACAM and DDI. We are excited that we are able to provide our resource to ACAM members." Wolter continues, "ACAM members will now have access to the most comprehensive database of high-quality, evidence-based systematic reviews on dietary supplements and CAM therapies. Our database is a clinical decision support tool that is designed to advise clinicians and researchers on the safety and efficacy of herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities." For more information about Natural Standard visit

About Doctor's Data, Inc.:
Doctor's Data, Inc., (DDI) an independent clinical laboratory with over 40 years' experience, provides specially laboratory testing and services for healthcare practitioners worldwide. DDI's tests are utilized in the assessment, detection, prevention, and treatment of heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal function, cardiovascular risk, metabolic abnormalities, and diseases of environmental origin. Darrell Hickok, President and CEO of DDI states, "We are very pleased to continue our ongoing support of ACAM and its members. This educational tool can provide relevant and rapid information for physicians as needed." For more information about DDI visit

About The American College for Advancement in Medicine:
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care. ACAM enables members of the public to connect with physicians who take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers individuals with information about integrative medicine treatment options. Celebrating now more than 40 years of service, ACAM represents nearly 700 medical professionals in 28 countries. ACAM is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the integrative medicine industry.

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American College for Advancement in Medicine
8001 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 825
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 309-3520
Michael Boutot