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About Us

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“Supporting people on their journey to realizing wholeness”

Welcome! At the UF Health Integrative Medicine Program we treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit – and are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being in all aspects of life.

Program History

Formally launched in 2013, the UF Health Integrative Medicine Program began out of an interest from the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine to extend the hospital-based yoga, massage and meditation services they offered to patient families, caregivers and the hospital staff directly to the patients. Recognizing that an integrative approach to healing best addresses the needs of the whole person –mind, body and spirit – they established a partnership with the UF Department of Medicine to develop an integrative medicine program. With local philanthropic support, commitment from the College of Medicine and the UF Health Shands Hospital, they recruited Irene M. Estores, MD to develop and grow this program. Dr. Estores serves as the medical director for program, continuing her many years of experience and interest in integrative medicine.

UF Health Integrative Medicine utilizes safe and effective therapies from both conventional medicine and traditional healing practices, like medical acupuncture and meditation, to provide patients with an evidence-informed, non-pharmacological health plan to help achieve their goals.