Dr. Julie Reardon has a passionate interest in empowering individuals to advocate for their own health. She is one of a growing movement of physicians looking for a better way to serve the needs of their patients in a sustainable, empowered way in the midst of a broken system that no longer serves either doctor or patient well.
Advocate for Integrative Medicine
“Doctor Julie” as many of her patients call her, believes in a completely integrative model in medicine. Her model is inclusive of practices designed to support health in mind, body, and spirit. After receiving a Magna Cum Laude degree in Psychology from Harvard University, she completed her medical training at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, having completed a two-year program of intense study under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Weil.
Dr. Reardon is also a proponent of functional medicine, which addresses the underlying causes of disease. She has completed multiple trainings with the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Bearer of traditional wisdom
In addition to including the latest evidence-based treatments in her practice, Dr. Reardon has turned to traditional medicine and the ages-old wisdom found in other cultures to offer her patients additional support. In addition to being trained in traditional Chinese acupuncture, she is a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow. She spent a year studying cultural wellness in Bangladesh in this highly competitive and prestigious program offered to Harvard graduates.
More recently Dr. Reardon acted as a primary care provider in New Zealand where her focus was on the Maori population, including work in palliative care, geriatrics, pediatric care and women’s health.
Medical thought leader
Dr. Reardon is open to new ideas and is on a continued quest to improve the lives of others. While at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Longview, Washington, Dr. Reardon developed a highly successful program to facilitate medication refills for chronic pain patients. She was also Physician Lead for the Access Project, which provided better access to primary care in the region. As a result of that project’s innovations the group restructured the outpatient primary care team, hired more medical assistants and nurses, and improved flow of care.
Additionally Dr. Reardon was instrumental in instituting a collaborative process called the Care Team Huddle. She and her medical assistant became a model for other providers and co-developed an informational video on the process. She also co-developed and implemented the Physician Compact, an agreement between clinicians and administrators to improve effectiveness of care.
Currently she’s is also the co-founder and leader of Integrative Providers of Austin, a networking and peer group for integrative medicine-minded physicians.
Mentor for physician health
Dr. Reardon has more than 15 years of demonstrated leadership assisting other physicians with wellness and career satisfaction. Her three-phase approach to this work is centered on modeling:
- Greater connection with patients
- Serving the heartfelt mission of the healer within
- Offering inspiration and clinical solutions to system-wide change in the medical profession.
Active on the Texas Medical Association’s Physician Health and Wellness Committee, Dr. Reardon enjoys serving as a speaker and resource for her colleagues. She has also served as Texas Legislature as Physician of the Day under a program sponsored by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.