Irene Estores, M.D.

Irene M Estores, M.D. - Background

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Biography

Dr. Irene M. Estores serves as Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Florida. She completed her Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the nationally recognized program of Dr. Andrew Weil, as a Bravewell Fellow. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency training at the Sinai Hospital - Johns Hopkins Hospital Inter-institutional program in PM&R. She received her initial acupuncture training at the University of Miami Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and has applied this to the management of both musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. She has worked at academic medical centers, federal hospital systems, and at a community outreach clinic. To expand her skills as a physician leader, she completed an Integrative Healthcare Leadership program at Duke University with its Center for Integrative Medicine and Fuqua School of Business.

Her interest in integrative medicine grew out of self-exploration of other healing and belief systems, a spiritual practice of prayer, self-reflection and meditation, and a mindful experience of wanted and unwanted events in her life.. 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 walks, keeps a daily prayer/journaling/ meditative reading practice, enjoys walks and hikes, cooks with her sons, and walks any labyrinth she can find.

Dr. Estores is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Board Member on the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Education

Residency - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins Hospital
1993

Internship - Internal Medicine
Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins Hospital
1990

Medical Degree
University of the Philippines
1987

Board Certification

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Integrative Medicine - American Board of Integrative Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Book and Travel Award, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Most Outstanding Clinical Clerk in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of the Philippines