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Mark Michaud, M.D.
Special interests
Dr. Michaud has a particular interest in such recurring medical conditions as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue, as well as in the therapeutic benefits of medical acupuncture.

Board certified Family practice
Medical degree Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
Internship and residency Department of Family Medicine, The University of Colorado
Academic appointments Instructor, Family Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine; Instructor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Other Master of Arts degree, Behavioral Science,

When Dr. Michaud practiced with American WholeHealth as a family practitioner from 1997-2000, he rejoiced in the many therapeutic options offered by the highly skilled group of alternative practitioners at the AWH Lincoln Park Center. "For me, just working here has been a wonderful opportunity to explore the many paths that can lead to healing," he says.

As a post-graduate student in behavioral science and a researcher in the Behavior Analysis Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Dr. Michaud has long been interested in the influence the mind exerts on the human body and behavior. Integrated medicine has been a leap in the same direction.

"I see my job now as helping people discover their own personal healing pathways. This is not simply limited to the biological reality, but it may also include emotional and even spiritual areas," he says. "While we often have no say about which illnesses befall us, we all make key choices--on physical, psychological and spiritual levels--that can alter our health and the quality of our lives."

Dr. Michaud is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the first director of the Land of Lincoln Research Network of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. He did postgraduate work in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

Dr. Michaud also contributed to "Trace Elements in Environmental Health II," (University of Missouri Press, 1986) and has written for such publications as Kids Care and Conscious Choice Resource Guide. Recently he served as a medical consultant on The Reader's Digest Guide to the Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs (Reader's Digest, 1999).

Date Published: 04/13/2005 Return to Top