Dr. Grote focuses on getting to know his patients as individuals. He allows time during appointments for exploring all aspects of what may be contributing to a particular healthcare concern, seeking out the root cause of a problem, rather than simply treating symptoms. This includes questions about diet, nutrition, exercise, and sleep, as well as discussions about work, family, and other relationships. This approach is applied to both current medical concerns as well as for promoting health.
While grounded in conventional medicine, Dr. Grote integrates his knowledge of other systems alongside western medicine. His goal is to form a partnership with each patient to be able to offer choices and discuss options for addressing any particular health concern, helping each individual to find the approach that works best for them. He has developed a network of skilled practitioners to whom he refers, including medical and surgical specialists as well as acupuncturists, naturopaths, and massage therapists among others.