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WholeHealth Chicago

The Midwest’s oldest and most respected center for integrative care, successfully blending the latest advances in conventional medicine with a wide range of clinically proven alternative therapies.

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We are a healthcare practice that strives to integrate the best of conventional and complementary medicine in a caring and healing environment. We believe that both health and disease are functions of physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual influences. Many health issues are rooted in a patient’s personal biography – the story of your life – and are most effectively treated by addressing root causes rather than symptoms alone.

As practitioners, we are actively involved in our own ongoing personal and professional development through continued study and self-care, and we believe the best healthcare draws on a broad array of tools to address the diverse elements that influence health.

There are many ways to encourage our patients’ healing abilities, including many that are not yet considered conventional. We are leaders in the responsible introduction of new treatments and therapies that we know can benefit our patients.

Our relationship with each patient is a genuine partnership. Your visit begins as we listen and try to understand not only your needs but the circumstances surrounding your symptoms. Together, we then develop a healing path to help guide the patient to better health. Together, we share responsibility for the successful journey along that healing path.

We are passionate about helping our patients achieve their health goals whether you are looking for prevention, chronic care, optimization or anything in between.

Our practice adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards, and we believe that your total experience at WholeHealth Chicago should exceed your expectations. This includes interactions with all of our support and administrative staff.

Our aim, whenever possible, is for you to feel better when you leave our office than when you arrived.

Mission
Mission
Mission

To deliver quality care by treating the whole person with an integrative approach.

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Vision
Vision

To change the way health care is delivered in our communities and globally.

Values
Values
Values

Innovation, Collaboration, Education

Meet the Practitioners

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.

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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, DC, DABCI

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.

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Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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