Integrative Medicine Clinic Chicago

Welcome to Wellness Associates of Chicago

To Become a Patient:

Your First Visit

Dr. Howard in your first visit will go over your health history in detail; computerized testing will be done to check for:

 

Our computer program prints out your results immediately, so that your first planning consultation is part of your initial visit. An individualized treatment plan is made for you. The plan may include:

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Meet the Team

Martha H. Howard, M.D.

Martha H. Howard, M.D.


Dr. Howard combines Traditional Chinese Medicine--including traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture and herbal medicine--family practice, environmental and preventive medicine, guided imagery, and sound-based therapies in her practice. She is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, which she has been practicing since l982. An administrator, teacher and speaker as well as a clinician, she is Medical Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago.


Gene Arbetter, CMT

Gene Arbetter, CMT


Gene Arbetter is Managing Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago and is our computer assessment and IT specialist. Gene's training and background are in massage therapy. He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, where he was a faculty member from 1986 to 1994. He was in the first group of massage therapists to take national board exams and earn the National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


Leon Chen, OMD

Leon Chen, OMD


Dr. Chen's unique background combines education, theory and practice of eastern and western medicine, integrating both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Orthopedics. A 1985 graduate of Gansu College of TCM, he became a full professor of Chinese medicine and O.M.D specializing in Acupuncture and Tuina. He also had an MD in Orthopedics and was head of a large hospital department of orthopedic surgery in China. Currently Dr. Chen is licensed for acupuncture and bodywork in the US.


Chris Costas, M.D.

Chris Costas, M.D.


Chris Costas, M.D. has three board certifications: in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Infectious Disease. He combines Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture with Western medicine in his practice. Dr. Costas has been using integrative medical therapies since l992. In addition to his clinical practice, he teaches and lectures. Dr. Costas has a BS in Botany from the University of Michigan, and he received his M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.

Laura Lim, Office Manager

Laura Lim, Office Manager


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Wellness Associates of Chicago 4250 Marine Drive,
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60613 US

PHONE: (773) 219-1097 Fax: (773) 929-4446

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Testimonials

"Dr. Howard saved my life. I weighed 250 pounds, was tired, and always sick. Every other doctor I went to never thought of food allergies. I was starting to believe I was just meant to feel bad all the time..."
Ms. L.W.
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"I had terrible migraine headaches and dry eyes. I saw an internist, a neurologist and a rheumatologist, and was told I might have "mixed connective tissue disease." It turns out I was allergic to milk and eggs..."
D.C.
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"I had what seemed like constant flu, and it was getting worse. Doctors couldn't find anything wrong. I was told I might have an autoimmune disease. Dr. Howard did her detective work and found out I was allergic to cedar..."
P.R.
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"Our daughter was in "medical hell" for five years, sores over her whole body, gum disease, poor growth, ear infections, asthma, and ADD, with doctor visits two to four times a month, and constant antibiotics..."
B’s Mom
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"I wanted to let you know I have gotten rid of my Crohn's Disease! All the things you helped me with--digestive enzymes, vitamins, probiotics, staying away from the foods I was allergic to, and not eating too much meat..."
Ms. S.A.
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"I worked for years to find answers to mysterious fatigue and pervasive joint pain; I found relief through physical therapy, sleep therapy, diet, exercise, and a disciplined lifestyle but problems remained..."
Sharon Sherman
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"I just wanted to give Dr. Howard and her associates many thanks for truly improving my quality of life in a major way. I have been suffering with eczema on my hands for the past 3 years which limited me in so many activities. It affected me professionally as well as personally..."
Anne Stein
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