Meet Jerry P. Gore, MD

Jerry P. Gore, M.D.
Jerry P. Gore, M.D.

Dr. Jerry Gore is the Founder and Clinical Director of Center for Holistic Medicine. Dr. Gore received his medical degree at University of Illinois School of medicine, and then received his post graduate education at Northwestern University’s Institute of psychiatry while also completing a 3 year program at the Gestalt Institute of Chicago. He then studied Yoga and Tai Chi and began an apprenticeship with Dr. Ballentine at the Center for Holistic Medicine at the Himalayan Institute, then in Glenview, Illinois, which was the first of its kind in the Midwest.

His training included ayurveda, nutrition, supplementation, energy medicine (including homeopathy and flower essences) and the practical application of yoga and mindfulness as it applies to a general medical practice.

In 1994, Dr. Gore took over the practice from Dr. Ballentine, and in 1997, he and his wife, Carol, co-founded the Center in Riverwoods / Deerfield as it exists today. They have continued the tradition of mind / body medicine as well as enjoying the collaboration of many like-minded practitioners. Dr. Gore will evaluate a new patient and may treat them as well as help them find the right practitioner and path at the center and help coordinate their care.

Dr. Gore has published a book titled Holistic Medicine: Physical Health, Peace of Mind, and Clarity of Consciousness. He is a frequent speaker and blogger and enjoys teaching in the community. His vision is to help people with their symptoms of illness, educate patients so they feel empowered and help them transform their lives using holistic medicine.

Education and Training


  • Doctor of Medicine, The University of Illinois


  • Residency in Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Gestalt Institute of Chicago
  • Holistic Medicine, The Himalayan Institute

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Why We Provide Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine combines science-based alternative therapies with traditional clinical medicine. At the Center for Holistic Medicine, we practice integrative medicine in order to:

  • Address the health of the body, mind and spirit
  • Treat the underlying cause of disease
  • Support the health of our community

Our collaborative medical team members partner with each other and with our patients to deliver care that is powered by the best of both worlds, alternative and traditional. We provide a collaborative team of physicians and practitioners who integrate modern medicine, natural medicine and wellness. Our trained medical and osteopathic doctors work in partnership with support practitioners in Chinese, naturopathic, allopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, functional, and behavioral medicine.

At the Center for Holistic Medicine, patients seeking an integrative blend of traditional and alternative medicine can find it in a single location from one collaborative medical team. Whether your care involves a chiropractor, nutritionist, acupuncturist and / or therapist along with your primary care doctor, they are all here together, all committed to and communicating about your care.

In addition to physical and behavioral services and treatments, our integrative approach includes providing our patients with on-site laboratory testing and an apothecary.

Center for Holistic Medicine

The Center for Holistic Medicine in Riverwoods, Illinois provides a full range of integrative medicine offerings under one roof.

Treating Mind, Body and Spirit
A grounding principle of integrative medicine is treating the whole patient — mind, body and spirit — in a way that addresses all of the causes of an illness or condition. We believe that incorporating physical, biological, behavioral and spiritual remedies and treatments gives patients a more positive outlook for lasting health and wellness. Our traditional medical professionals and alternative medicine practitioners are trained in providing a patient-driven blend of integrative and holistic health services.
Whole Person, Whole Family
Our medical team looks at the whole person, not individual symptoms or conditions — and often we treat not just individual men and women, but couples, children and whole families at all stages of life. We also provide family wellness consultations as an extension of our integrative medicine approach. We work toward building healthy communities in support of healthy individuals.

We’re committed to treating the conditions that our patients face today and preventing those they face in the future.
By providing self-care strategies and promoting healthy behaviors, skills and habits, our goal is to assist patients in experiencing wellness and balance throughout their lifetimes, no matter their age or stage of life.

Empowering Bodies to Heal
Our integrative and holistic health services all strive to empower the body’s natural healing responses by creating the conditions necessary for self-healing to occur.
Stress, toxic relationships, poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle and too little time for mindfulness can all inhibit the body’s natural ability to heal itself. We partner with patients to remove as many barriers to healing as possible, both now and into the future.

Strengthening and facilitating the body’s self-healing can help patients become less reliant on medications such as stimulants and antibiotics.

Personalized Wellness
We appreciate that each patient is unique, and we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to care. Patients are encouraged to work with our medical team to determine the right balance of alternative and traditional medicine customized to meet their needs. Some patients prefer all of one or the other rather than a blend, and we support that, too.

Our care is designed as an exploration of what works best for patients. We are focused on whole-body wellness that is right for each individual.

Science Based Integrative Medicine
At the Center for Holistic Medicine, our medical professionals and practitioners pride themselves in integrative medicine that is science based and driven by best practices. Our staff qualifications include: MD, DO, MSW, LCSW, LAc, Dipl, ChH, DN, CNS, ND, ANP, DC, CCST.

Our medical team has been extensively trained in their fields of study by some of the most renowned and respected institutions in traditional medicine and alternative therapies. Our patients know that they are in experienced and capable hands.

To learn more about getting started with a customized natural hormone therapy plan, contact Riverwoods, Illinois Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Jerry Gore, M.D. at the Center for Holistic Medicine today to schedule a consultation!