Maureen Milota, MSN, NP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and diabetes educator with more than 18 years experience in healthcare. Drawn to caring for the whole person, she looked for non-traditional ways to improve and deliver healthcare. Maureen focuses on addressing the whole person in both prevention and in illness by identifying the root cause of the imbalance. 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 clients 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, Master’s of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Rush University, and her Integrative Medicine training through the prestigious two-year University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship established by Andrew Weil, MD, and grown with the assistance of Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
Maureen is already pursuing additional training through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Maureen has completed IFM Coursework:
Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
Energy Advanced Practice Model
Hormone Advanced Practice Model
Maureen has also received additional advanced training in hormone and menopause management through the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine led by Tori Hudson, ND who is nationally recognized as a speaker, educator, researcher and a clinician.
Maureen worked with the medically underserved for over 6 years, delivering comprehensive care in a full-spectrum family medicine practice, precepting medical and nurse practitioner students, and developing unique diabetic pilot programs for clients 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 clients 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 cooking for family and friends, gardening, practicing mindfulness, traveling and overseas medical mission work.
At WholeHealth Chicago, Maureen focuses on her clients’ well-being by incorporating functional, integrative and traditional western medicine to meet her patients’ needs. Maureen offers a full range of primary-care services for adolescents through seniors.
SHOULD I SEE HER? YES!
- If you are looking for a primary care provider in an integrative and functional medicine setting who wants to know all about you, work with you to help prevent illness, and help you heal when you are ill by using natural therapies and, when appropriate, prescription medications.
- If you are interested in learning about ways you can better manage your weight and other chronic health issues.
- If you are looking for guidance for yourself or a loved one on ways to begin treating mild cognitive impairment and early onset Alzheimer’s.
- If you are looking for guidance on endocrine related issues such as adrenal fatigue, hormone replacement therapy and thyroid disease management.
- 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 and functional medicine program tailored to your unique self.
Acute care, adolescent and adult
Chronic care, adolescent and adult
Alzheimer’s; early and mild cognitive impairment
ADD and ADHD
Diabetes and insulin pump management
Disease screening and prevention
Health coaching and health education tools
Hormone replacement therapy
Insomnia and sleep disorders
Medicare annual wellness physicals
Pre-pregnancy and post partum wellness support
School and sports physicals
Trigger point and joint injections
Weight or metabolism concerns
Well woman exams
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.”