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David Rakel

David Rakel

Expert in integrative medicine, health and healing, primary care, mind-body and nutritional influences on health, and creation of health

Assistant professor, family medicine School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-3223 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine
  • Mind-body influences on health
  • Clinician effects on health, such as empathy, rapport and relationships
  • Creation of "health homes" in primary care


  • Founder and editor of "Integrative Medicine" (now in third edition), co-editor, "The Textbook of Family Medicine" (eighth edition)
  • Founder and director, UW Integrative Medicine
  • Multiple teaching awards