Maureen Milota, MSN, NP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and diabetes educator with more than 17 years experience in healthcare. She focuses on integrative methods of diagnosis and treatment as well as preventive measures to address the whole person. Maureen cultivated her interest in holistic modalities at an early age from traditions passed down from her grandfather, a physician working with Native Americans, and her mother, a pharmacist. Maureen’s passion is helping each person engage his or her own path to improved health through a balance of mind, body, and spirit. An attentive listener, she strives to help patients reach optimum health by collaborating in developing an individualized health plan.
Maureen obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, her registered nursing education at the Ravenswood College of Nursing, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Rush University.
Drawn to caring for the whole person, she looked for non-traditional ways to improve and deliver healthcare. While mastering her western medical training at one of Chicago’s busiest community health centers, Maureen became increasingly aware of its limitations. Knowing her personal practice needed to encompass both allopathic and integrative medicine, she applied to and was accepted into the prestigious University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship, established by Andrew Weil, MD, and grown with the assistance of Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
Maureen now focuses on her patients’ well-being by incorporating both traditional and western medicine approaches.
She worked with the medically underserved for the past five years, delivering comprehensive care in a full-spectrum family medicine practice, precepting medical and nurse practitioner students, and developing unique diabetic pilot programs for patients and staff to help better the lives of those she serves. Maureen continues to work in a consulting capacity in this setting, specializing in the care of patients with diabetes.
Maureen is adjunct faculty at Rush University College of Nursing. She is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She is a past scholar of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Health Service Corps.
In her spare time, Maureen enjoys practicing mindfulness, gardening, travelling, and cooking for family and friends.
At WholeHealth Chicago, Maureen offers a full range of traditional primary-care services for adolescents through seniors, including routine physicals, diabetes and other chronic disease care management, women’s health and annual exams, nutrition counseling, and acute care visits, as well as a variety of health screenings. All of these are delivered in an integrative setting so you will receive the benefit of having your primary and integrative care coordinated and delivered by a single health care provider who is familiar with you and your health history.
SHOULD I SEE HER? YES!
- If you are looking for primary care in an integrative medicine setting.
- If you are looking for a primary care provider who wants to know all about you, work with you to help prevent illness, and help you heal when you are ill.
- If you are looking for a primary care provider who believes in using natural therapies and, when appropriate, prescription medications.
- If you are interested in learning about ways you can better manage your diabetes.
- If you are looking for additional support to enhance health through techniques such as breathe work, mindfulness meditation, and guided-imagery.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?
Maureen will collaborate with you and other members of your health care team to develop an individualized healing path to begin or continue your journey toward a healthy mind, body, and spirit. This is accomplished in a relaxed, unhurried visit and by truly listening to your needs and concerns, taking in-depth histories, performing detailed physical exams, and ordering any necessary diagnostics, all offered in an integrative medicine program tailored to your unique self.
Adult wellness exams
Adolescent health care (well child exams, sports and school physicals)
Management of chronic illness such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension
Disease screening, prevention, and treatment of illness
Well woman exams
General wellness exams
Insulin pump management
Trigger point and joint injections
Health coaching and health education tools
By appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays and one Saturday per month.
“I believe each person is a unique combination of all his or her life experiences and as health care providers we need to realize that while certain standards of care in medicine are established, we must individualize that care. This can only be accomplished through a trusting, non-judgmental environment where the patient feels safe in sharing his or her true self. Only then as a provider will I be able to collaborate with the patient to develop a realistic medical management plan to meet the patient’s goals.”