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Irene Estores, MD
Dr. Irene M. Estores completed her Integrative Medicine fellowship as a Bravewell Fellow at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the nationally recognized program of Dr. Andrew Weil. She is also a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), having completed her residency training at the Inter-Institutional PM&R Program at the John’s Hopkins Hospital and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She received her initial acupuncture training at the University of Miami Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and has applied her skill to the management of both musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. She has worked as clinical faculty in academic medical centers, in federal hospital systems, and in a community outreach clinic prior to her current position as Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Florida Health System.
Irene’s interest in integrative medicine grew out of self-exploration of other healing and belief systems, the deepening of her spiritual practice of prayer, self-reflection and meditation, and a mindful experience of both the good and bad things that have happened in her life as an individual and as a physician. She considers her practice of medicine as a vocation and a spiritual path.
As part of her commitment to nurture her own body, mind, and spirit, she racewalks, keeps a daily prayer/journaling/ meditative reading practice, laughs at her husband’s jokes, cooks with her sons, and walks any labyrinth she can find.