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David Edelberg, MD 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. Author of hundreds of articles and author or editor of five books of integrative medicine; his most recent books have been the bestselling “Healing Fibromyalgia” and “The Triple Whammy Cure”.

Author of hundreds of articles and author or editor of five books of integrative medicine; his most recent books have been the bestselling “Healing Fibromyalgia” and “The Triple Whammy Cure”.

Our Practitioners


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

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.

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.

Kristen Halland, DC, CCN, DABCA

Kristen Halland, DC, CCN, DABCA

Functional Medicine Physician

Dr. Halland is a seasoned clinician specializing in Functional Medicine. Since beginning practice in 2010, she has placed emphasis on a whole-person lens to care and has a strong belief that an integrative collaborative...

Mark Hagerty, APN

Mark Hagerty, APN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Mark is board certified as a family nurse practitioner since 2015. Prior to Whole Health Chicago he worked as an APN serving the refugee and immigrant community as well as patients from Chicagoland area.

Jordan Neumann

Jordan Neumann, DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Neumann conducted research on effective dietary interventions for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis at WholeHealth, and also led research on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 risk during the pandemic.

Jean Robinson Alexis, DC

Jean Robinson Alexis, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Robinson knows the power of chiropractic and is using the skills and experience to improve the quality of life for his patients. His goal as a chiropractor is to identify how the body is impacted by daily life events and correct the imbalances which can lead to the early degeneration and increased risk for injury and illness.

Anngela Leone, MSTOM, Dipl.OM, LAc

Anngela offers a healing space and works individually with each patient to address their health concerns and restore natural balance in the body. She sees you as a whole dynamic person and treats the root cause of disease and dysfunction, as well as the symptoms, supporting your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Sujatha Mannal

Sujatha Mannal

Homeopathic Medicine

Sujatha holds a Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) degree from Calcutta, India, from the oldest existing homeopathic college in the world. This was a 5-year integrated medical program with 2-year residency, teaching homeopathy with allied medical sciences like Anatomy, Physiology, etc. including nutrition. She has continued her homeopathic training with renowned teachers from the US, Europe and India.

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis, LPC

Mental Health Counselor

Jennifer has a lifelong passion for how people learn and grow over time. She is interested in how our stories about ourselves keep us stuck or help us move forward and flourish through our lives. Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor who received her degree from Loyola University.

Christian-Ledesma, LPC

Christian Ledesma, LPC

Mental Health Counselor

Christian is a licensed professional counselor who has extensive experience providing services within a community mental health clinic, a trauma center, and a college counseling setting.

Mark Hagerty, APN

Mary Biancalana, MS Edu, CMTPT, LMT, CPT

Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist

Mary Biancalana is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in myofascial trigger point therapy. She has 23 years of full-time experience working to eliminate muscle pain and improve muscle performance. Mary came to have a passion for drug-free pain relief treatments after working at a integrative Fibromyalgia clinic 22 years ago here in Chicago.

Susan Dimbert, LMT, MTPT

Susan Dimbert, LMT, MTPT

Licensed Massage Therapist

After years in a desk job, Sue Dimbert found her passion when she became a massage therapist in 2016. She has been working in the industry ever since.

Janet Chandler, PhD, Clinical Psychology

Janet Chandler, PhD

Integrative Psychologist

Dr. Chandler is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked as a clinician for over 25 years. She has worked with individuals, children, couples, families, and groups addressing a wide variety of mental health challenges including, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, sexual concerns and other difficult life transitions.

Katie Oberlin Internal Medicine

Katie Oberlin

Healing Touch; Shamanic Healing

Katie is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Shamanic Healing Practitioner. She is fascinated with the way these two energy modalities dovetail beautifully with one another. Katie brings a solid foundation in holistic counseling and scientific research to her practice.