About the Raby Institute

The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern is the premier center for integrative healing in the heart of Chicago.  The Institute seamlessly combines the best of science-based Western medicine with the time-tested, holistic healing approaches of ancient cultures to create a system of health and wellness that honors the whole person.

 

The Raby Institute offers primary and consultative care by highly trained specialists in Internal Medicine, Integrative Pediatrics and Integrative Gynecology, as well as direct or collaborative care by alternative medical practitioners trained and certified in the disciplines of Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, and Functional Medicine. Our physicians and practitioners work together as a high-performance team to review patient cases, discuss treatment options, and develop effective health, wellness, and treatment plans. This ongoing collaboration results in open communication, constant curiosity, and the ability to evolve our patients' treatment plans based on their individual needs in order to yield the maximum health benefits.

 

Our Integrative Medical Model

We base our practice on Raby Integrative Medical Model developed and written by Dr. Raby.  The Raby Integrative Medical Model controls and guides patients through the integrative process at the Raby Institute.  The model mandates constant, high-level communication between integrative practitioners and primary care physicians or sub-specialists.  We continuously monitor the scope of services and limitations; code of conduct; standards of communication and referral patterns; and, finally, the outcomes of each discipline.

 

Our Purpose

The Raby Institute provides integrative health services in a nurturing and empowering environment in which all can realize their innate powers of healing and their potential to live fully engaged, healthy lives.

 

Our Mission

To actively partner with our patients and provide them with resources that empower them to consciously author their own wellness with knowledge, hope, and support.


A Different Kind of Care

As a truly patient-centered health and wellness institution, our board-certified physicians and practitioners take time to listen to our patients, to create a safe space for them to share and understand their most personal health concerns, and to actively engage them as partners in healing.

 

Our approach to healing is unlike what you might experience in a traditional medical setting. Rather than focusing solely on treating the symptoms of a disease or curing an illness, we focus on the whole patient as a unique individual - taking into account each element of a person's health, environment, and lifestyle.  We seek to restore our patients' unique, natural balance that defines optimal health, and support them to develop health habits that maintain wellness and prevent disease. 

 

We invite you to experience healthcare as it should be.

  • Warm and compassionate
  • Nurturing and comforting
  • Cooperative, supportive, and encouraging
  • Safe, effective, and based in good science

"I observe my body and mind with new awareness since becoming a patient of the Raby Institute. I see my own health and healing as something I help create everyday."
- Raby Institute patient