WELCOME TO THE OSHER CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Message from the director:
What is integrative medicine?
It is a philosophy and practice of how we care for patients and ourselves:
Integrative medicine is authentic medicine - It's what patients and providers believe in their hearts and minds is the right treatment, based on all current evidence and informed by their beliefs, values and experiences.
Integrative medicine is everyday medicine - It’s the way you live your life, the food you eat, the environment you live in, the relationships you maintain.
And Integrative medicine is, simply, medicine. - It is using the best approach to help you not just treat disease, but flourish in your life.
While integrative medicine has been referred to as the “new” medicine, it is in many ways a return to principles of medicine from the time of Hippocrates: a focus on science-based practices while acknowledging the body’s natural healing capacity. By combining conventional Western medicine with time-tested, proven practices from around the world, we expand our care options for a variety of conditions and diseases. By remembering the core principles of healing and the need to care for the whole patient, we can better relieve suffering.
Who we are, and where we are going:
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine was founded in 1997 as Northwestern Memorial Hospital's official integrative medicine program. Since then our clinical program has grown to see thousands of patients every month; our research team investigates the benefits and mechanisms of how integrative medicine works; and we are the trusted "go-to" resource on integrative medicine for the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and the Chicago-area community. We are proud to be recognized by the Bravewell Collaborative as one of the leading integrative medicine centers in the country.
In April 2014, our program was named the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in recognition of a generous gift from Bernard Osher. With this gift, our center joined a family of integrative medicine centers – all affiliated with esteemed teaching hospitals and universities. In addition to our center at Northwestern, the Osher Centers are:
Our vision for the future of individual care and ultimately, our healthcare system revolves around introducing new integrative care models into the mainstream. The Osher collaborative is working together to create innovative clinical models of care, advance medical education, and collaborate on research initiatives. We are dedicated to taking a leadership role alongside the four other Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine to make our mark on academic medicine, community outreach, and public policy.
150 E. Huron Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Phone: 312-926-DOCS (3627)
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Donate Now and help us
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine hosted a Benefit Event November 2015 with featured keynote speaker Andrew Weil, MD.
Learn here how we will be advancing integrative medicine through the generous support of our donors, as well as some recipes and photos from the event!
Learn about our amazing advisory council: patients, community members and business persons who are working closely with us to help achieve our vision!
Click here for the council website:
IM AWARE (Integrative Medicine: Advising With Awareness, Resources and Education