Board-Certified Physician Marilyn Mitchell, MD was named one of America’s “groundbreaking doctors” in 2005 by Chicago Magazine. In 1987, she co-founded WomanCare PC, an Illinois-based alliance of health care professionals, where she served as an obstetrician-gynecologist and was a pioneer in introducing holistic healthcare into a traditional medical setting. In 2001, she was named the Director of Integrated Medicine at WomanCare and has since founded HealingSpace, an organization promoting and encouraging the integration of energy healing into traditional medical environments.
Dr. Mitchell was inspired to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology so she could care for women through every stage of their lives, including childbirth, menopause and beyond. As someone who was always interested in a natural means of prevention and treatment for herself, she quickly found her patients had the same health outlook. She began heavily researching holistic and alternative therapies, long before any formal training was offered. “My patients would present me with their illness, and I would research what we could do naturally, in addition to traditional medical treatment,” she says.
Once the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) formed, she immediately joined the group and completed the offered courses. She also went on to achieve board certification from the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). “I started incorporating the holistic end early and have been working on it for over 35 years,” she says. “It’s exciting to see how far the field has come.”
What makes Dr. Mitchell so passionate about integrative medicine is that it gives patients the opportunity to achieve a level of wellness not available with just traditional medicine alone. Although traditional medicine is highly effective, sometimes other modalities are also needed to reach total optimal health and wellness. “It’s been incredibly gratifying watching patients thrive over the years,” she says. She also enjoys practicing integrative medicine for prevention and treatment because she feels it’s the most highly-individualized care a patient can receive.
Her integrative approach and intuitive listening is used to treat a variety of ailments. In addition to well-women exams and other women’s health services, some of the most common conditions she treats include autoimmune diseases, hormonal issues, resistant weight problems, fatigue disorders, depression and anxiety, pain and other issues that can be puzzling or difficult to diagnose and treat. After reviewing any previous examinations, Dr. Mitchell may order further labs or studies, as needed, and develops a customized plan of therapy and healing for the patient. She also works closely with patients affected by all stages and types of cancer and has helped them thrive during treatment and beyond.
Some of Dr. Mitchell’s treatment options and services include thermography, nutritional counseling, psychological counseling, permanent weight loss, therapeutic massage, manual lympth drainage, nutritional IV therapy, homeopathy, educational workshops, energy healing and more. Energy healing pays special attention to the chakras and auric field levels to give a new dimension of health care to patients. Dr. Mitchell and her team of energy healers work with patients to enhance the effectiveness of their treatments, optimize surgical and medical results, speed the healing process and reduce or eliminate pain and side effects.
No matter what issue or ailment you may be facing, Dr. Mitchell encourages you to provide yourself with the same great care you give to others. “It’s important to listen to yourself, fill the well, and take good care of yourself,” she says. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (847) 304-5526.