Our Practitioners

The Center for Integral Health brings together homeopathic practitioners dedicated to creating health in the whole person. Physical, emotional and mental wellness are all integral components of total well-being.Homeopathic medicines are prescribed according to each person’s unique requirements and integrated with all needed medical treatments. The experience of the Center’s staff enables them to coordinate conventional medical treatments with complementary medical therapies. The goal of the Center is to work to establish an atmosphere where essential healing can begin in people of all ages.

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Joel Shepperd, M.D.

Dr. Shepperd received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His postgraduate training was at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. He has been practicing homeopathic medicine in the Chicago area since 1976. He is co-founder and treasurer of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association and author and lecturer on Homeopathic Medicine and Chaos Theory. Dr. Shepperd has appeared on national and local television on the consideration of homeopathy in medical practice. He is currently a Lecturer in Naturopathic Medicine at National University of the Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois where he teaches a class on Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine.

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Timothy Fior, M.D., DABHM

Dr. Fior has been practicing Family Medicine and Homeopathy in the Chicagoland area since 1988. He is a co-founder and current president of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association. For many years he taught the homeopathy section of the CAM elective at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School. He has lectured on homeopathy to medical students at six of the Medical schools in Chicagoland. He has been quoted in numerous national health magazines, and has had several articles published in the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine. He received his M.D. from the Michigan State University College of Medicine, receiving numerous commendations and honors while there. He completed a residency in Family Practice in 1988, serving as chief resident his final year. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Homeopathic Medicine, and was also board certified in Family Practice through 2007. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty at National University of the Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois where he taught a class on homeopathic case taking, case analysis and case management and currently offers a clinical homeopathic rotation for ND students. He is the current treasurer for the American Board of Homeopathic Medicine.

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Simona Ciobanu, N.D.

Simona Ciobanu N.D. practices both homeopathy and naturopathy. In December of 2010 she received her Naturopathic doctorate degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Prior to that she earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied psychology, which led her to an internship at Rush-Presbyterian Children’s Hospital and working in the field of mental health. After completing her Naturopathic degree, she furthered her training in homeopathy extensively under Dr. Joel Shepperd at the Center for Integral Health where she has worked since 2011. In 2013 she also accepted a part time teaching position at the National University of Health Sciences, where she has been teaching courses in homeopathy, counseling, and naturopathic philosophy. Remaining active with continuing education courses allows her to further expand her passion and knowledge for both homeopathic and naturopathic treatment modalities.

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Janice Joerges, N.D.

Dr. Janice Joerges is a dedicated naturopathic doctor and homeopathic practitioner. She is passionate about helping others live a healthy and vibrant life! As a busy mother of four, Dr. Joerges understands the need for scheduled time for relaxing care so Dr. Joerges models a healthy work-life balance by exploring local parks, roller skating, and playing laser tag with her beloved children.