New Joliet health center uses holistic healing approach
By Marilyn Farmer For The Herald-News July 19, 2011 3:32PM
At A Glance
For more information about the National Center for Integrative Medicine, call 815-330-3140. You can also visit the center, at 3100 Theodore St., for a tour of the new facility.
Updated: November 8, 2011 12:33AM
JOLIET — The National Center for Integrative Medicine is the first of its kinds in the United States, bringing together medical treatments, complimentary and alternative medicine, and cosmetic and aesthetics specialists with the goal of treating the whole patient—body, mind and spirit.
The center, which opened Saturday, was the dream of Dr. Rao Kilaru, its president and CEO. He has brought together professional staff, all of whom are licensed and fully credentialed, to provide state-of-the-art services to patients in a new facility, at 3100 Theodore St.
As patients enter the facility they are enveloped in luxury, with staff ready to treat all their health and wellness concerns.
The center is a multidisciplinary medical practice promoting holistic health, incorporating conventional medicine, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutritional counseling and lasers and aesthetics for cosmetic procedures.
“Combining science and traditional medicine practices, we foster the innate ability of each patient to heal, promote wellness and empower through education,” Kilaru said. “Some of our services, with the exception of cosmetics, may be covered by health insurance. Our executive health services are membership based, with a reasonable annual fee which will be determined soon.”
Will County Executive Larry Walsh was on hand to celebrate this addition to the area’s health care services.
“I applaud Dr. Kilaru in his innovative ideas in medicine,” Walsh said. “Will County is enjoying incredible growth, and everyone needs health care. I am proud of the investment in health care and medical technology in this area, both in our hospitals and in facilities such as this one.”
State Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi was also on hand for the opening.
“One of the most important aspects of a community is its access to quality and holistic health care,” Wilhelmi said. “Because of Dr. Kilaru’s vision and investment, we all now have access to this quality and holistic health care.”
The center’s three-pronged approach to health care focuses on the entire person. It’s motto is “One place. One focus. Total you.”
The complimentary and alternative medicine program includes chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathic care, homeopathy, nutrition, and herbal medicine. This multidisciplinary approach offers comprehensive nonsurgical pain relief and physical rehabilitative care.
The latest laser technology and other technologies can help patients uncover a younger appearance. An extensive array of procedures and services include acne treatment, body conditioning, Botox, chemical peels, dermal fillers, fractional resurfacing, fusion 3D lift, hair reduction, pigmented/vascular lesion reduction, scar and stretch mark reduction, sclerotherapy, skin tightening and rejuvenation, spider vein removal, tattoo removal and wrinkle reduction.
The executive health program provides a comprehensive medical evaluation performed by a team of highly qualified health care professionals to optimize patients’ health and wellness.
The program includes a physical exam, screenings and lab testing, fitness testing, creation of a personalized wellness plan, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle counseling, use of the exercise facility, yoga and meditation classes, discounts, and year-round access to the health care team.
“At NCIM we understand the body is an integrated system and focus on the individuality of each patient, honoring the mind-body-spirit link,” Kilaru said.