Elaine R. Ferguson, MD
My calling to become a physician, is a result of my parents’ teaching me by words and example to be of service to our human family. During the course of my career, I am a pioneer in the field of integrative and holistic medicine, a graduate of Brown University, Duke University School of Medicine and completed my residency training at the University of Chicago. She’s practiced in the Chicago area for over 3 decades. My approach to medicine is holistic and integrative, and it includes a broad range of therapies that engage and empower my patients, from nutritional supplements and Tai Chi to volunteering, listening to music, and engaging in meditation and prayer.
During my trailblazing career, I was the founding medical director of the nation’s first Independent Practice Association (IPA) of chiropractors to provide primary care in a managed care setting (with significant health improvements and cost savings, and practiced holistic family medicine at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I taught mind-body medicine at one of the nation’s first graduate level holistic medicine programs, and health courses at several universities. While serving as the medical director of governmental agencies, I’ve designed innovative cutting wellness and employee health programs.
My PBS pledge special SuperHealing Secrets with Dr. Elaine Ferguson is currently airing nationwide, and I’ve written several books, including most recently, the international bestseller SuperHealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-Being. As a wellness consultant, I’ve lectured extensively at conferences, universities and medical schools, consulted with businesses, government agencies, not-for-profits, faith based organizations, and testified on a Congressional alternative medicine panel.
Far more important and meaningful to me than all of my achievements and credentials is my passionate calling to help you live create the good health you desire and deserve.
I am currently a medical student at the University of Nottingham, Queens medical centre. I have always loved working in the medical and health industry, combining an insatiable desire to learn with the contagious practice of caring for people. My aim has and will continue to be to change the way we perceive health and teach it. I have always been quite bemused by the upside-down world of medicine we live, where most doctors do little to inspire healthy lifestyles and have little knowledge of how to advise on them.
Frustrated with the symptom-based treatment methods being taught instead of treating people, I arrived at a concept; I would bring together world-ranking doctors in order to offer life-changing advice, to change the way people think about health and medicine but also have the knowledge and tools to do it.
Fresh Reality Health was born.
Through this I have had the great pleasure of working with many tremendous Doctors, two of whom I have the privilege of working with to create this very program to help fellow medical students like myself.