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Our Practitioners

  • Alaina Gemelas

    Functional Medicine

    Alaina GemelasINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Dr. Alaina Gemelas is a chiropractic physician specializing in functional medicine. She takes a whole-body approach to uncover the root causes contributing to what ails you. Dr. Gemelas’ interest in systems-based medicine began early in her medical career when conventional approaches failed ...

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  • Caley Scott

    Naturopathic Medicine

    Caley ScottINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She earned her degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago ...

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  • Casey Kelley

    Functional Medicine

    Dr. Casey KelleyINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Casey Kelley, MD, became interested in Integrative Medicine early in her education when she began asking questions about health and healing that conventional medicine was unable to answer. She began seeking out like-minded health practitioners and started studying Functional Medicine, which ...

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  • Christine Savas

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Christine SavasINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Christine Savas is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her M.Ed. in Community Counseling from DePaul University and B.S. in Psychology and Human Relations from the University of Iowa. Prior to graduation, Christine interned working throughout the city of Chicago gaining experience ...

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  • Cindy Kudelka

    Acupuncture

    Cindy KudelkaINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Cindy Kudelka is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbology, cupping, moxabustion, and gua sha). She has trained extensively with Dr. Richard Tan in I Ching and Balance Method acupuncture, which consist of needling acupuncture points away (distant) from the ...

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  • Cliff Maurer

    Chiropractic Medicine

    Dr. Cliff MaurerINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Having worked at WholeHealth Chicago for over ten years, Dr. Maurer completed his chiropractic internship in a number of Chicago area clinics and graduated from the National University of Health Sciences.  He is board certified to practice chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy by ...

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  • David Edelberg

    Internal Medicine

    Dr. David EdelbergINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Dr. Edelberg, board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, ...

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  • Elizabeth Yamat

    Case Manager / IV Therapies

    Elizabeth YamatINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Lizz is a certified medical assistant, case manager, and phlebotomist and has worked at WholeHealth Chicago for eight years. She received her training through Olympia College, and continually attends seminars and workshops to keep her skills up to date. She integrates Pilates, ...

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  • Janet Chandler

    Clinical Psychology

    Janet ChandlerINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Dr. Chandler is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked as a clinician for over 25 years. She has worked with individuals, children, couples, families, and groups addressing a wide variety of mental health challenges including, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, ...

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  • Jennifer Davis

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Jennifer DavisINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Jennifer has a lifelong passion for how people learn and grow over time. She is interested in how our stories about ourselves keep us stuck or help us move forward and flourish through our lives. Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor who received ...

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  • Katie McManigal

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Katie McManigalINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Katie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her career as an RN in the neonatal intensive care unit, where she realized that an individual’s health begins before conception and involves the entire family. Katie found conventional medicine lacking in ...

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  • Katie Oberlin

    Healing Touch; Shamanic Healing

    Katie OberlinINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Katie is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Shamanic Healing Practitioner. She is fascinated with the way these two energy modalities dovetail beautifully with one another.

    Katie brings a solid foundation in holistic counseling and scientific ...

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  • Mari Stecker

    Acupuncture

    Mari SteckerINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Along with Dr. Edelberg, Mari Stecker is one of the three original co-founders of American WholeHealth which became WholeHealth Chicago in 1999. After graduating from the Midwest College for the Study of Oriental Medicine, she was one of the first recipients ...

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  • Marla Feingold

    Clinical Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

    Marla FeingoldINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Marla is an experienced Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN) in the state or Illinois. She holds a M.S in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and a B.S in ...

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  • Olivia Wagner

    Nutrition

    Olivia WagnerINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Olivia Wagner is a functionally-trained and integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach, and Personal Trainer. Olivia earned her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Miami University and her Masters in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University. She is board ...

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  • Paul Rubin

    Chiropractic Medicine

    Dr. Paul RubinINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Dr. Rubin is a unique chiropractic physician in that he practices as a primary care physician using a functional medicine approach with his patients. Functional medicine is a way of thinking about disease based on how all the body’s systems ...

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  • Renee Zambo

    Yoga Therapist

    Renee ZamboINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Renee Zambo is a 1000hr Yoga Therapist who began practicing yoga as a way to reduce stress in high school. She began teaching in 2010 and fell in love with meeting people from various backgrounds and with different health challenges. Her desire was ...

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  • Sujatha Mannal

    Homeopathy

    Sujatha MannalINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Sujatha holds a Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) degree from Calcutta, India, from the oldest existing homeopathic college in the world. This was a 5 year integrated medical program with 2-year residency, teaching homeopathy with allied medical sciences like Anatomy, ...

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  • Suzi Katlin

    Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Suzi KatlinINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Suzi Katlin graduated from Northwestern University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Since then, she’s helped bring thousands of new lives into the world, working for 28 years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a prenatal, post-partum, and labor and delivery ...

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  • Valarie McConville

    Occupational Therapy

    Valarie McConvilleINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

    Valarie McConville graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Kinesiology and earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has received additional skills training in Myofascial Release, is a certified lymphedema therapist, a biofeedback provider, ...

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Upcoming Workshops

**Functional Sport Nutrition: Decoding Your Personalized Path to Wellness and Optimal Performance
Olivia Wagner
Thursday July 19, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Fee: $35 

Planning to run a 5 or 10k this summer? Are you training for a marathon? Want to improve your energy and performance at the gym or in a favorite sport?

Just as each individual responds differently to training, each person requires individual nutrition approaches.

In this work shop you will learn real-food nutrition strategies and functional medicine tools to support.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please register online or by calling (773) 296-6700
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**Shamanic Gathering: The Power of Summer as an Ally for Healing
Katie Oberlin, HTCP

Thursday August 9, 2018, 6-7:30pm
Group Session – $55 registration

From a shamanic perspective, the South is related to Summer, midday, a time of power and activity, and supported by the Earth element as a container for our lives.

Learn how to work with these energies to support your intentions for healing and living in alignment with your life purpose.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Please register online or by calling the Center at (773) 296-6700
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    Susan sat across from me and I could see her chin quivering as she tried to hold back the tears. “I am trying so hard to lose weight, doctor! Look at my diet diary. I’m at the gym almost every day. My thyroid numbers are perfect. And so what happens? This past month I actually gained three more pounds!” Having battled weight issues myself since Read More

  • Ten Drugs Doctors Should Consider De-Prescribing

    Physicians use the word polypharmacy when a patient is taking five or more prescription drugs daily. A recent survey showed that half of women Medicare recipients were taking five or more drugs daily, and 12% of them were taking ten (!) or more. New patients frequently arrive at WholeHealth Chicago carrying bags stuffed like piñatas with prescription drugs and nutritional supplements, the latter recommended by Read More

  • When Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

    Let’s start with two thyroid facts:  The diagnosis of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) is missed by most physicians.Patients arrive with obvious symptoms of hypothyroidism every doctor learned in medical school, among them sensitivity to cold, weight gain, dry skin, fatigue, and constipation. The doctor listens, sometimes attentively, and then orders a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test. TSH does not come from the thyroid itself, Read More

July Sale: 20% off Curcumin Supplements

Turmeric extracts and curcumin products are popular and potent anti-inflammatory supplements. For the month of July, both Theracurmin HP and CurcuPlex-95 are 20% off in the Apothecary.

As always, we recommend you check with a physician before beginning any new supplement. Because curcumin is contraindicated in several conditions, please consult with a healthcare professional before adding this to your regimen. More>>