Katherine A. Thurer, MD, FACOG
Integrative Gynecology, Women's Health, Medical Acupuncture
The ability to treat the person as a whole is what draws Dr. Thurer to the field of integrative medicine. She feels that western medical practice often solely focuses on the disease and doesn't allow for a more personable and holistic approach. Acupuncture views health and the body as a metaphor, realizing the intricate and important connection of the body to it's surroundings, from society to the natural world. Dr. Thurer has always found herself drawn toward this way of practicing medicine.
Dr. Thurer graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999, after which she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. AltaMed Health Services Corporation hired Dr. Thurer in 2003 to create a comprehensive women's health care program for it's community health centers in underserved areas of Los Angeles. This experience opened her eyes to the inequality of health care and furthered her passion to provide quality health care for the uninsured and underinsured.
In 2005 she moved to Chicago and continued to work in the field of community health. Dr. Thurer will remain a staff obstetrician/gynecologist at Erie Family Health Center while practicing part-time for the Raby Institute, solidifying her dedication to both integrative medicine and community health. She has privileges at Prentice Women's Hospital and is active in the education of medical students and OB/GYN residents at Northwestern University. In 2007 she completed a course in Medial Acupuncture at Helms Medial Institute at UCLA, where she logged more than 300 hours of continuing medical education (CME) over nine months. She is trained in Functional Medicine, and has completed the board certification process in integrative holistic medicine.
Dr. Thurer is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Thurer is an associate member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Katherine Thurer online or call (312) 276-1212.
"Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being."
- Moses Maimonides, The Physician's Oath