Anti-Aging and optimization

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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
  • Detoxification
  • Acupuncture

Providers

David Edelberg Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

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

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

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.

Rachel Gates, APN

Rachel Gates, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Rachel started her healthcare journey as a beside Registered Nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Working in the ICU, she was exposed to many deeply emotional and spiritual experiences, steering her focus to mind, body, spirit medicine.

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

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.

Olivia Wagner, RDN

Olivia Wagner, RDN

Registered Dietician Nutritionist

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.

Becca Zachwieja, MS

Becca Zachwieja, MS

Nutritionist

Becca Zachwieja earned her master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. While getting her master’s degree, Becca received formal training through the Institute for Functional Medicine, a widely recognized organization that developed many of the primary principles used in modern functional medicine.

Derek Becker, LAc

Derek Becker, LAc

Acupuncture

Derek Becker is a compassionate collaborator with a rich experience of partnering with people to creatively overcome uncommon challenges. After studying Public Policy at DePaul University, he worked with economically-challenged families to secure subsidized child care. As an agent for musicians, he increased performance opportunities and fees for artists that were formerly overlooked by the industry.

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