Memorial Hospital welcomes doctor specializing in integrative medicine

Dr. Yoon Hang Kim (4)

Dr. Yoon Hang "John" Kim | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Dr. Yoon Hang “John” Kim, chief wellness officer, has joined the Memorial Hospital team. Kim specializes in integrative medicine, acupuncture for pain management and functional medicine lab testing.

Integrative medicine is an approach to healthcare that incorporates evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies into medical treatments. Integrative medicine includes mind-body techniques such as meditation, yoga and tai chi, and lifestyle therapies such as food and physical activity as medicine. Functional medicine lab testing provides much more comprehensive data for treating complex patients.

Kim has been practicing integrative medicine since 1999. He received his bachelor of science in chemistry from Beloit College. He completed his master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University and his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

As a residential fellow at the University of Arizona, he trained with Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader in the integrative medicine field. Kim was also awarded the Howard Hughes research fellowship in pharmacology.

Kim has certifications from the American Board of Preventive Medicine, the American Board of Medical Acupuncture and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

He is the founder of the Integrative Health Studies Certificate program at the University of West Georgia, where he has previously served as a faculty member. He is the author of two books and more than 20 articles on integrative medicine. As an integrative health consultant to hospitals, academic institutions, and clinicians, Kim has helped establish numerous integrative medicine practices.

Kim’s clinical interests include integrative medicine for treating autoimmune conditions and chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, long COVID symptoms, neuropathy and integrative oncology. He has an integrative approach to GI conditions such as IBS, severe allergies and toxic mold. Kim also has an interest in functional medicine testing, an approach focusing on identifying and addressing the root cause of a disease.

Kim will see patients at Memorial Medical Clinic at 630 Locust in Carthage.

To learn more about Kim or to schedule an appointment, call 217-357-6560 or visit mhtlc.org.

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