Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that focuses on the underlying causes and prevention of serious chronic disease rather than disease symptoms. It is a science-based field of health care grounded in the principles of biochemical individuality, patient-centered care, the dynamic balance between internal and external factors, the web-like interconnections of physiological factors, and the promotion of organ reserve.

 

David Edelberg, MD

Casey Kelley,MD

Kristen Donigan, DO

Paul Rubin, DC

Cliff Maurer, DC

Marla Feingold, CCN

Marisa Serrato, MD

 

Our Services

At WholeHealth Chicago we provide our patients with access to providers who use an integrative medicine/functional medicine model. Functional medicine is a real paradigm shift in the practice of health care. Instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, functional medicine practitioners apply a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person–not simply isolated symptoms.

Our Practitioners

We have assembled a outstanding group of practitioners at WholeHealth Chicago, men and women who are leaders in their fields of expertise. Each practitioner has many years of experience and is dedicated to the integrative healthcare model at our center.

The Knowledge Base

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Patient education is an integral part of our practice. Here you will find a comprehensive collection of staff articles, descriptions of therapies and nutritional supplements, information addressing your health concerns, and the latest research on nutritional supplements and alternative therapies.

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May Workshops

Fully Alive in the Here and Now:
A Spring Stress Cleanse

Sundays, May 31 – June 21
2:00pm to 4:00 pm.

Presented by Bill Epperly, Ph.D and Renee Zambo
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Weight Loss the Qigong Way

Saturday, May 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm

How would you like to lose weight and keep it off?  No gimmicks, honest!  Learn unique, non-traditional ancient Chinese techniques to help increase your metabolism and supports weight loss.

Presented by Samson Wong
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