Dr. Amy Weiler is the founder and medical director of Well Integrative Medicine. As a Functional Medicine Doctor, she is board-certified in family medicine and has comprehensive training in functional and integrative medicine. She is one of only a handful of functional medicine doctors in Chicago to have achieved the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner credential from The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). A gifted diagnostician, she has extensive experience in the role food sensitivities play in chronic illness.
After graduating with a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago, Dr. Weiler worked as a licensed clinical social worker and therapist for several years in ICU and transplant programs in Chicago area hospitals prior to attending medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained in the rural medicine program at the University of Wisconsin before completing her residency in family medicine.
Dr. Weiler began her study of Functional Medicine with the IFM in 2010. She completed their rigorous course of study over five years and passed the IFM certification exam in Spring 2015. Her mission and passion is practicing Functional Medicine and root-cause medicine, helping her patients define the actual cause of their illness and address the reasons for it rather than only medicating the symptoms. In addition to seeing patients individually, her years of study and practice led her to develop the Well Life wellness programs, which take patients on a deeper dive with mentoring and support over 6-9 months to help them reach their health goals.
As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Weiler considers the whole person when assessing a patient’s needs and developing a plan of care. As a former social worker and therapist, she knows that taking the time to listen to her patients is a critically important part of the healing process. Illness has behavioral and emotional components in addition to physical concerns and true lasting change comes from addressing all of these areas.
Dr. Weiler studies environmental medicine, preventative techniques, and the latest research on the underlying causes of illness. She considers how the interactions between genetics, environment and lifestyle can impact patient health. Together with her patients, she seeks out innovative answers to help them be the healthiest they can be. She is happily married and is the mother of a lovely little girl. If you are looking for a functional medicine doctor in Chicago, schedule an appointment with Dr. Weiler today.