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David Edelberg, M.D.
Special interests
Dr. Edelberg has a long-standing interest in chronic illnesses that have eluded conventional treatment, especially those prevalent in people under age 60, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia and back pain.

Board certified Internal medicine and gerontology
Medical degree University of Illinois
Internship Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
Residencies Vanderbilt and Northwestern University Hospitals
Academic appointments Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago; Section Chief, Holistic & Internal Medicine, Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Other Founder, American WholeHealth

As a practicing physician for more than 25 years, Dr. Edelberg brings a wealth of clinical expertise to WholeHealthMD. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, Dr. Edelberg was medical director of Health First, Chicago's largest privately held group of primary-care clinics.

In 1993, he founded American WholeHealth, a national network of health-care centers specializing in integrative care (an approach that combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine.) His practice continues as WholeHealth Chicago, a multidisciplinary integrative health care group practice.

Dr. Edelberg was the first chief medical advisor of WholeHealthMD. He has written many articles, consulted on numerous books, and often speaks to mainstream physicians about alternative and integrative medicine. He lives with his wife and two sons in Chicago.

"One morning recently, it came to me that on virtually every working day for the past 30 years I have been taking care of patients one-on-one, listening as people revealed their lives and pains, their anxieties and worst fears. 'Boy!' I thought, 'What a long time!'

"Then, it also occurred to me that I'm lucky to still immensely enjoy what I do and that I was actually looking forward to the patients I'd be seeing later that afternoon. And, looking back over those three decades, I decided that the five finest words any doctor can ever hear are: 'I think I'm feeling better.'"

Date Published: 04/13/2005 Return to Top