Dr. Mohammad M. Ali, MBBS, MD, ABFM is board certified in family medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Health and Wellness Center, Inc., where he practices family and integrative medicine (a combination of traditional and holistic medicine). Dr. Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from India. In 1998, Dr. Ali moved to the United States where he began doing research in cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Ali completed his residency in family medicine at the world famous Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and received the “Best Teacher of the Year” award in 2003.
Dr. Ali’s interest in Integrative Medicine stems from many personal and professional sources. He has a strong family background in Ayurvedic Medicine and has seen that many ailments can be treated successfully with natural remedies. While working as a physician in both outpatient and inpatient settings over the years, Dr. Ali witnessed the detrimental side effects of modern medication on his own patients. In the nursing homes, he saw elderly patients with poor metabolic function being treated with 15-20 medications while suffering with their side effects.
As a result of these experiences, Dr. Ali changed his philosophy of treatment. His philosophy is to first do no harm to the patient with unnecessary medication. He believes in providing all the nutrients and hormones necessary for the human body to heal itself. He strongly believes in building a good immune system and a healthy lifestyle by working on The Three B’s (Brain, Body, and Behavior).
In addition to traditional family medicine, Dr. Ali specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), regenerative medicine, and weight loss. He treats chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, cognitive heart failure, coronary artery disease, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, male and female sexual/hormonal disorders such as menopause and andropause.
Dr. Ali provides the diagnosis and gives patients the option of being treated by the modern medicinal approach, or the more natural approach, or a combination of both. Dr. Ali has been very successful at and takes pride in treating high cholesterol naturally without statin medications, with very few exceptions.
Dr. Ali has achieved great results with his compassionate nature and treatment. He gives special attention to each patient by addressing their problems and providing them with needed support. His patients love him for his enthusiasm, energy, and confidence in his work.