Western Medicine Meets Ancient Healing Arts

Integrative Healing in the Heart of Chicago

The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern is the premier center for primary care and integrative healing located in the heart of Chicago.

We seamlessly combine 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 provides primary and consultative care by functional medicine trained, board-certified practitioners in integrative internal medicine, pediatrics, and gynecology. We also offer direct and collaborative care by certified practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative Aesthetics and Medical Massage. Our physicians and practitioners collaborate to review patient cases and develop effective health and treatment plans to empower optimal wellness.

The Strength of our Foundations

The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Medical School, a tertiary care academic institution. This ensures access to an extended network of medical resources and colleagues to support our patients.

Prior to launching the Raby Institute in 2009, founder Theri Griego Raby, MD spearheaded the creation of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern where she pioneered the integration of complementary and holistic modalities into a conventional medical setting. With the founding of the Raby Institute, Dr. Raby was able to bring together her mastery of Allopathic Medicine with her passion for integrative approaches that emphasize the body’s innate ability to heal itself. The Raby Institute brings to focus her vision of healthcare as an art of living.

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

Our approach to healing is unlike what you might experience in a traditional medical setting.

As a truly patient-centered health and wellness institution, our physicians and practitioners take time to listen to our patients, to create a safe space for them to share their most personal health concerns, and to actively engage them as partners in healing. 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 each patient’s natural balance and support them to develop health habits that maintain wellness and prevent disease.

We Invite You to Experience Healthcare as it Should Be

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Our Principles

Empowerment

We empower patients to take an active role in their own health by educating, encouraging questions, and awakening curiosity.

Transparency

We clearly explain and fully discuss all aspects of care and treatment options available to patients.

Vitality

We encourage aliveness in relationship, curiosity, positivity, and consciousness in the pursuit of health.

Accountability

We practice good medicine that is based in good science. We hold ourselves and our patients accountable to achieving good results.

Mutuality

We seek to develop relationships with our patients based on mutual learning, respect, trust, and a common sense of purpose.

Our Commitments

  • We are committed to delivering to our patients the highest quality of integrative care that engages the whole person; nourishes the mind, body, and spirit; and encourages the conscious creation of personal health and wellness.
  • We are committed to being role models for the positive benefits of integrative medicine by practicing what we preach.
  • We are committed to engaging fully in our own lives, abiding by the Raby Institute principles, and continuing to learn and grow personally, professionally, and as a team.
  • We are committed to being a trusted source of knowledge for patient and physician communities.
  • We are committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the field of integrative medicine through sound research and compelling communication.
  • We are committed to making integrative medical options available to a broader spectrum of people.