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Our Approach

Our team approach focuses collective experience and broad expertise to develop individually-tailored treatment plans encompassing a wide range of therapies. Leveraging the human capacity for healing, we nurture the whole person and emphasize the therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner.

Our physicians and practitioners have received the finest training in conventional, western medicine and the widest range of complementary therapies. We believe in the marriage of traditional medicine, ancient wisdom and enlightened self care.

We use safe, evidence-based integrative therapies and communicate fully with patients’ traditional western medicine physicians and specialists to optimize health and a heightened sense of well being.

NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine team works collaboratively within the program and with physicians throughout NorthShore’s entire system and beyond. An advanced Electronic Medical Record ensures seamless communication between care providers.

Eight Dimensions of Health

A unique aspect of the Integrative Medicine Program is the development of a common philosophical approach to patient care.  This approach has emerged from our varied educational backgrounds, collaborations together, observations of patients and the extensive experience of each practitioner.  As a team, we have identified eight components essential for optimal health and explore each through the course of our relationships with our patients. Roll over the above wheel to view quotes for each dimension.

The Mission of the Integrative Medicine Program 

We strive to expand the definition of healing to include the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of an individual. We endeavor to create an environment in which both practitioner and patient are engaged in their own healing process and lifelong learning. We intend to serve as a new model for addressing health in this country.