We’re living in a time of major, worldwide breakthroughs when it comes to understanding how we age and also the steps we can take to not only slow down aging, but to all appearances reverse the process. Over history, the fountain of youth seekers came, literally and figuratively, to dead ends, but back then Ponce […]
Anti-Aging and optimization
Treatments / Anti-Aging and optimization
Anti-Aging and optimization
A wide variety of diagnostic tests and therapies are used to maximize healthy longevity. Many of the anti-aging approaches are part of standard health care.
We have a multitude of testing capabilities for not only environmental and food allergies but also food sensitivities. Once we pinpoint what your allergies or sensitivities are, we offer several options for treatment. Our providers can put together a healing path customized to your needs and follow up with you to be sure you are making progress.
A controversial medical subspecialty not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Medical Association, anti-aging medicine was literally invented in 1992 by two Chicago osteopaths (doctors of osteopathy, or DOs), Robert Goldman and Ronald Klatz. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) lists current membership at 22,000 in 100 countries, 85% of whom are licensed MDs or DOs. Physician members use a wide variety of diagnostic tests and therapies to maximize healthy longevity. Many of the anti-aging approaches are part of standard health care: colonoscopies, mammograms, cholesterol measurement, hormone replacement. Others are less well accepted by conventional physicians. These may include detoxification, chelation therapy, growth hormone therapy, live cell therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and taking high doses of nutritional supplements.
- Nutrition counseling
- Infusion therapy (NAD, PC)
- Nutritional supplements
David Edelberg, MD
Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician
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, the new medical specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies.
Caley Scott, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago suburbs after completing her bachelor’s degree. Seeing first-hand the incredible success of using nutrition and natural therapies with her patients helped shape her view on healthcare and compelled her to seek a unique route in medicine.
Parisa Samsami, DC, DABCI
Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Parisa Samsami is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine. She has great success in treating patients unable to find answers in the traditional medical paradigm. She places a strong emphasis on patient education and believes that diet and lifestyle play an important role in achieving optimal health and chronic disease prevention.
Wendy Ploegstra, APN
Integrative Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.
Anngela Leone, MSTOM, Dipl.OM, LAc
Anngela offers a healing space and works individually with each patient to address their health concerns and restore natural balance in the body. She sees you as a whole dynamic person and treats the root cause of disease and dysfunction, as well as the symptoms, supporting your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
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