You deserve care that uses all appropriate tools in the healthcare toolbox.
Integrative Medicine involves combining Western & alternative therapies in a research-backed way that is customized for you.
As a physician of the Osher Center at Northwestern, Dr. Shannahan believes in their philosophy that Integrative Medicine:
Reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and professions to achieve optimal health and healing.
Applies rigorous scientific research methods to evaluate physiological and therapeutic mechanisms, efficacy, and use of approaches in society as they affect health, resiliency, and well-being.
Educates practitioners, public, and policy to appreciate and address the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect health.