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Welcome Dr. Catherine Cheng!
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) at Northwestern Medicine is pleased to welcome Catherine Cheng, MD, FACP as the Interim Medical Director for Clinical Operations, evolving the vision of what integrative medicine means for our patients.
Dr. Cheng has been practicing internal medicine since 2002 and joined Northwestern Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She currently practices at Northwestern Executive Health and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their best health with special attention to mental wellness, stress management, health education and positive health behavioral changes. Dr. Cheng is also a national speaker on physician health and well-being.
Message from the executive director of the
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University:
Thank you for your interest in the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine! We strongly believe that integrative medicine is an approach that may be beneficial for all patients when based on the latest scientific evidence and used as part of a whole treatment plan that includes lifestyle medicine, conventional Western medicine & complementary approaches.
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine includes clinical, research, education and national efforts to increase knowledge about and training in integrative medicine.
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.
Our vision for the future of individual care and ultimately, our healthcare system revolves around introducing new integrative care models into the mainstream. As part of The Osher Collaborative our faculty are 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 six other Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine to create positive change in healthcare for individuals and better health for communities.
The team at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine invites you to experience a unique healthcare experience. We are dedicated to being your partner in achieving your goals.
December Osher Newsletter
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