WholeHealth Chicago Riverwoods

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We are thrilled to bring our services to a new location

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.

Dr. Jerry P. Gore, MD

Dr. Gore received his medical degree at University of Illinois School of medicine, and then received his post graduate education at Northwestern University's Institute of psychiatry while also completing a 3 year program at the Gestalt Institute of Chicago. He then studied Yoga and Tai Chi and began an apprenticeship with Dr. Ballentine at the Center for Holistic Medicine at the Himalayan Institute, then in Glenview, Illinois, which was the first of its kind in the Midwest.

Dr. Jerry P. Gore, MD

Our Practitioners

Dr. Kelsie Lazzell, DC, ND

Dr. Kelsie Lazzell, DC, ND

Functional Medicine Physician

By supporting the basic naturopathic principle of working with the body versus against the body, Dr Lazzell is able to bring your body’s innate healing ability to the forefront. She works with general lifestyle modifications such as diet, movement, stress, and detoxification to optimize overall health while also being able to support you with higher interventions such as direct supplemental support, IV nutrients, and peptide therapy.

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.

Carol Gore, LCSW

Carol Gore, LCSW

Psychotherapy, Meditation, Relaxation

Carol has over 30 years of experience in holistic health — both personally and professionally — and has integrated the mind/body/spirit concept into her therapeutic practice.

Rachel Beitler, MSW

Rachel Beitler, MSW

Social Worker

Rachel Beitler is a social worker who helps clients let go of society's expectations to lead a more meaningful existence and become the people they are truly meant to be.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, DC

Dr. Mitchell Katz, DC

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Katz is certified as both a chiropractic sports physician and a rehabilitation specialist. He has extensive experience working with athletes and served as the official chiropractor for the Chicago Bears from 1991 thru 2004, and as a chiropractor for Trinity University and Highland Park High School teams.

Alexis Larson, APN, NP-C, OCN

Alexis Larson, APN, NP-C, OCN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Alexis Larson has been working in Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since October, 2015. She graduated from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL., in 2015 with her BSN and began her oncology journey shortly after. She became Oncology Certified Nurse in 2020 and received a daisy award in 2021.

Our Services

We are currently offering the following services at our Riverwoods location with more coming soon!

Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine
Infusion Therapy
Infusion Therapy
Natural Apothecary
Natural Apothecary
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Homeopathy
Homeopathy
Acupuncture (coming soon!)
Acupuncture (coming soon!)
Nutritional Counseling
Nutritional Counseling
Anti-Aging Therapies
Anti-Aging Therapies
Laboratory Services
Laboratory Services
Holistic Psychiatry
Holistic Psychiatry
Osteopathic Manipulation
Osteopathic Manipulation
Chiropractic for Infants and Children
Chiropractic for Infants and Children
Prenatal Chiropractic, including Webster Technique
Prenatal Chiropractic, including Webster Technique
Exercise Therapy
Exercise Therapy
Naprapathy
Naprapathy

Treatments Offered For

Allergies & Food Sensitivities
Allergies & Food Sensitivities
Anti-Aging & optimization
Anti-Aging & optimization
Candida (Yeast) & Parasite Issues
Candida (Yeast) & Parasite Issues
Cardiovascular health & disease prevention
Cardiovascular health & disease prevention
Environmental Sensitivities
Environmental Sensitivities
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
Gut health & digestive concerns
Gut health & digestive concerns
Immune and Inflammation support
Immune and Inflammation support
Lyme disease and tick-borne illness
Lyme disease and tick-borne illness
Men's Health
Men's Health
Preventive Health & Physicals
Preventive Health & Physicals
Thyroid, Adrenal & Sex Hormone Issues
Thyroid, Adrenal & Sex Hormone Issues
Weight Management
Weight Management
Women’s health & pregnancy support
Women’s health & pregnancy support

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Change

We at the Center are on the cusp of change as the Center for Holistic Medicine transitions into WholeHealth Chicago. Mrs. Gore and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff and practitioners that have helped us over all the years, with special gratitude to the Divine for the opportunity to […]

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