Setting New Standards

in Integrative Health Care & Education

Attention Valued Patients

To better serve you during this challenging time, we will be offering virtual/telephone appointments for all nonessential visits. In addition, we will continue to provide IV micronutrient services in our Villanova office only. If you are a Center City patient receiving IV Vitamin C for immune health or as part of your cancer care, we will work with you to get this service in Villanova as quickly as possible. We will also continue to ship supplements for orders made on the website or by phone. Thank you and stay well.

 

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Birgit Rakel, MD

Birgit Rakel, M.D. is the Director of the Integrative Women’s Health Program and Director of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health-Jefferson Health and an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also the Director of Rachel Naomi Remen’s, “The Healer’s Art Course” at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She has completed her professional training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and incorporates mindfulness principles into her patient care.

Dr. Rakel received her MD from the University of Berlin, Germany, then did her internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing a General Practice residency in England, she worked as a family physician in London, specializing in Women’s health.  She completed a fellowship at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in London. She did further residency training in Family Practice at Underwood Memorial Hospital, then completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board-certified in Family and Community Medicine and Integrative Medicine.

She is Co-Editor of the book, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults- a Guide to Holistic Approaches to Healthy Aging.”

Conditions

Gynecologic health issues, complications of menopause, polycystic ovary disease, chronic fatigue, immune support, hormone imbalances, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal pain, preventive care

Services

Functional Medicine, Micronutrient Therapies

Locations

Center City

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789 E Lancaster Ave, Suite 110,
Villanova, PA 19085

215.503.9070

8:30am - 6:00pm weekdays

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925 Chestnut Street, Suite 120,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215.955.2221

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215.955.1376

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