Our Team

As leading experts in both traditional and functional medicine, our highly qualified practitioners are here to assist you on your wellness journey.

  • Dr. Donald Raden

    Blending expertise in traditional psychiatry with a comprehensive understanding of functional medicine, Dr. Donald Raden offers an unparalleled approach to health that links the mental and physical. Analytical, perceptive, and kind, he often succeeds where conventional methods have failed, treating everything from common disorders to diagnoses that may have gone unresolved for years.

    • Board Certified General Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Board Eligible Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Active Fellow of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    • Fellow American Academy of Ozone Therapy
    • Member of ILADS

    Adult and child integrative psychiatry, immune system dysregulation, precision medicine, athletic performance/sports medicine, anti-aging medicine, chronic illness, neurodegenerative diseases, environmental medicine

    Dr. Donald Raden

    Integrative Physician

  • Dr. Mara Ivy Raden

    Years of experience working in an ER and ICU taught Dr. Mara Raden two things: that western medicine is great at providing acute care, and not so great at treating diseases at their root causes. Her search for solutions to chronic illness led to additional education in environmental medicine, ozone therapy, and integrative approaches to health. Today, she specializes in innovative IV therapies, empowering her patients to live happier, healthier, and more energetic lives.

    • Fellow American Academy of Ozone Therapy

    IV therapies, chronic Illness, athletic performance, precision medicine, general wellness

    Dr. Mara Ivy Raden

    PharmD, FAAOT
    Clinical Director of Wellness

  • Hope England

    Hope England is a lyme-literate psychotherapist whose goal is to achieve harmony and balance in her patients’ lives. She specializes in plant-based medicines, EMDR, mindfulness, and the lifelong impacts of trauma on the mind and body, including autoimmune diseases, cancer, and addiction. Positive and uplifting, she affirms that healing is possible for everyone, even in the most unfathomable circumstances.

    • Clinical Internships – Riveredge Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center
    • BS – Columbia College Chicago
    • MA – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Psychotherapist; lyme disease, trauma, major life transitions, coping illness. + psychedelic-assisted therapy, certified EMDR specialist

    Hope England

    MA, LCPC

  • Dr. Zishan Alam

    Dr. Alam is an integrative physician that is board certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. His belief is to restore optimal health and maintain wellness through diet, nutrition, and exercise. With a patient-centered approach, he uses integrative and metabolic medicine to optimize thyroid function and balance hormones. Through his passion for functional medicine and education, he empowers his patients on their health journey.

    • Fellow in Anti-Aging Metabolic Medicine, The Metabolic Institude
    • Integrative Medicine and Holistic Care
    • Bio-Identical Hormones
    • Vitamins & Minerals
    • DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • BS, Biology & Chemistry – University of Illinois at Chicago

    Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative & Metabolic Medicine, thyroid function, hormone health

    Dr. Zishan Alam

    Integrative Physician

  • Dr. Melissa Musec

    Dr. Musec’s path to integrative and functional medicine began after seeing too many patients suffer for too long without sufficient answers. Committed to incorporating the latest evidence-based medicine and up-to-date research into her practice, she utilizes education, nutrition, and environment to make a meaningful impact in the lives of her patients and their families.

    • Board Certified American Board Psychiatry and Neurology
    • American Psychiatric Association
    • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
    • MD – Ross University School of Medicine
    • Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency – Vidant Medical Center, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

    Functional psychiatrist child, adolescent and adult, psychopharmacology, addiction medicine

    Dr. Melissa Musec

    Functional Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Leila Ortiz

    Empathetic and nonjudgmental, Dr. Leila (as she prefers to go by) works collaboratively with patients to resolve any blocks or recurring obstacles in their path to true happiness and fulfillment. Among her many specialties are mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, therapy for prenatal/perinatal women and expecting couples, and LGBTQ+ communities.

    • PhD, Clinical Psychology – Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    • MA, Counseling Psychology – Adler School of Professional Psychology
    • BA, Psychology – North Park University

    Mood disorders, trauma, chronic illness, lifestyle coaching, relationship issues, prenatal perinatal+ LGBTQ

    Dr. Leila Ortiz


  • Karen Raden

    Like many of our specialists, Karen Raden’s journey into functional medicine began with the inability to find effective solutions for her health issues. Now a top-trained nutritionist, Reiki master, and nutrition speaker, she brings 25 years of combined experience in Western medicine and alternative healing methods to help patients achieve a harmonious relationship with food.

    • Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
    • Certified Reiki Master
    • Dietetic Internship – Loyola University Chicago
    • MS, Nutrition – Bastyr University
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics – Loyola University Chicago
    • BA – Michigan State University

    Weight loss, emotional eating, gut health, preventative medicine, food sensitivities

    Karen Raden

    MS, RD, CCN, L.D.N
    Integrative Nutritionist

  • Dr. Michelle Smekens

    Dr. Smekens understands that integrative medicine should work for real people living in the real world. She specializes in women’s health and oncology, often working in tandem with traditional oncologists for the length of a patient's journey, from active cancer to survivorship to prevention. She especially enjoys helping children and families, providing naturopathic remedies to support and lessen the side effects of conventional therapies such as chemotherapy.

    • Fellow of the Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO)
    • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
    • Vice President of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians
    • Education Board, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
    • Integrative Oncology Residency – Cancer Treatment Centers of America
    • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
    • BA – University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Naturopathic oncology, woman’s functional health specialist, rheumatology

    Dr. Michelle Smekens

    ND, L.D.N.
    Naturopathic Physician

  • Dr. Irina Tutunikov

    Graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship at Aria Health/Jefferson in Philadelphia PA, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at Presence St. Francis Hospital (an affiliate of UIC) and a fellowship in Metabolic, Nutritional, Functional, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine and is Board Certified by American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and of the Institute for Functional Medicine.

    • DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Internal medicine with an emphasis on longevity and chronic disease management; integrative personalized approach – precision/functional/anti-aging medicine; women’s health; bioidentical hormones; nutrigenomics; genetics; environmental medicine; sports medicine; osteopathic manual treatments

    Dr. Irina Tutunikov

    Integrative Physician