For Referring Physicians/Health Professionals
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is part of Northwestern Medical Group. Our expert integrative physicians, trained in both conventional and complementary medicine, provide insurance-based consultative outpatient service, working in collaboration with referring physicians to develop appropriate therapeutic plans for patients. Our highly-qualified team of providers provides acupuncture, massage, counseling, mind-body therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, nutrition and supplement advice, smoking cessation support, and fitness/wellness education.
Other than integrative physician consults with Dr. Ring, patients do not require a referral to schedule visits at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Referrals can assist with communication to optimize collaboration around patient care, and are always appreciated. Referrals may be placed in EPIC (search Integrative Medicine, or find in Referrals- Downtown- Legacy NMPG) if you are part of the Northwestern Medicine electronic medical record. Otherwise referrals and any pertinent health information can be faxed to 312-926-6285.
When our office receives referrals, our staff will contact the patient to schedule a visit. Patients may also call and schedule an appointment themselves at 312-926-DOCS (3627) or request a visit through MyChart, whichever is easiest.
After consultation with the patient and a review of medical records we will send a report via EPIC or mail back to the patient's referring physician or healthcare provider. Our team is always available for follow-up discussions via phone if desired. Recommendations for the patient will be documented in the progress notes, as well as reviewed with the patient.
Common reasons for referrals include:
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