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David Edelberg, MD, a practicing physician for 30 years, has treated more than 1,600 women with fibromyalgia.
Board-certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, he began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as a pioneer in integrative medicine, a specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies.
As senior staff clinician at WholeHealth Chicago Lincoln Park, on Chicago’s north side, Dr Edelberg cares for patients with a focus on wellness, disease prevention, and slowing down the inevitable process of getting older.
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Dr. Edelberg has written extensively on complementary and alternative medicine in books for the general public and also for physicians considering career changes to integrative medicine. He teaches alternative and integrative medicine to medical students and residents at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, usually providing their first exposure to alternative medicine. He is also assistant professor of medicine at Rush Medical College.
His book, The Triple Whammy Cure: The Breakthrough Women’s Health Program for Feeling Good Again in 3 Weeks, was published by Free Press in 2006.
Dr. Edelberg is on the Rodale Medical Advisory Board, has served on the board of the American Holistic Medicine Association, and is president of the board of Facets Multimedia, a not-for-profit center of art and foreign film in Chicago, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
“One morning recently, it came to me that on virtually every working day for the past 30 years I’ve been taking care of patients one-on-one, listening as people revealed their lives and pains, their anxieties and worst fears. It also occurred to me that I'm lucky to still immensely enjoy what I do and that I was actually looking forward to the patients I'd be seeing later that afternoon because I truly feel I’m helping them. Looking back over those three decades, I decided the five finest words any doctor can ever hear are: I think I'm feeling better.”