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Wellness achieved simply.

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Center for Functional Medicine, where the goal is lifelong health and vitality. Traditional Medicine focuses on the presence or absence of disease, but Functional Medicine focuses on the patient, with the goal of vitality, which is so much more than not having a disease!
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M. Yvonne Karney, MD.

I established Northern Illinois Center for Functional Medicine to practice personalized, cutting-edge medicine. This is truly healing medicine, treating the person as a whole, not a collection of organs divided up by medical specialists.

I practice evidence-based medicine, incorporating the best diagnostic tools from conventional medicine along with emerging technologies that help me identify the root-cause of an illness. I treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Each person is unique, as is their path to healing and optimal wellness. I am truly honored to share the journey.

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Praise from our patients…

My journey with Dr. Karney this last year produced amazing results and has been a life changing experience. She listened to me, and was committed to helping me. She recommended tests that I had never had before, which got to the root of my medical issues. Dr. Karney provided a step by step pathway for me to follow so I could nurture my body back to health. It wasn’t always easy, but the results have been well worth the effort and I will be eternally grateful to her for all she has done to help me.

Kathy M.

Through Dr. Karney’s supervision, I have been able to get my overall health under control. The results have been weight loss, increased energy, and overall management of my multiple sclerosis symptoms. Dr. Karney takes her time in explaining my body’s deficiencies, what the optimal level should be and sets a plan to get there. The results have been great!

Lisa O.

My family doctor recommended I see Dr. Karney because I was struggling to lose weight. I was skeptical that I would lose any weight, as I had tried nearly everything, but I decided to put my faith her and see if she could help me to at least feel better. The process has been slow and steady; I have lost over 30 pounds and kept it off for almost 2 years. Dr. Karney looked at me as a whole, from my thyroid, to my hormones to my gut, to help be healthier overall. I have the utmost respect and trust in her and will continue to work with her to be the healthiest I can be. You don’t find many doctors like Dr. Karney, and I consider myself very fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Jean W.

Dr. Karney is the best doctor I’ve ever had. She’s bright, dedicated, passionate about her work, compassionate, and funny. I love the ‘visual aids’ she makes to communicate complicated medical issues, and so appreciate her realistic approach to helping me optimize my health.

Jeanne G.

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