John Weeks

About John Weeks

John Weeks is a writer, speaker, chronicler and organizer with 32 years of experience in the movement for integrative health and medicine. the long-time founder/editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports, a primary connective terrain for the diverse stakeholders and professions in the field and was invited in May 2016 to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Besides his Integrative Practitioner column, he presently writes for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He increasingly enjoys teaching and mentoring. He has keynoted, led plenary sessions, breakouts and offered guest lectures for dozens of organizations ranging from the Bastyr University to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the UCLA School of Medicine to the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, the AANP and AIHM to the American Hospital Association. He has consulted with insurers, employers, professional organizations, universities and government agencies at all levels. As an organizer, Weeks convened the Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), directed the National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Care (2004-2006), fund-raised the start-up of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (2002), and co-founded the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, which he directed 2007-2015. In 2014, three consortia and others combined to grant him a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award. Four academic institutions have granted Weeks honorary doctorates for his work. Seattle-based, he considers himself a particularly lucky soul to have worked remotely while living with his spouse Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH, and their children in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico for 6 of the last 15 years.
17 01, 2017

First board certifications offered in lifestyle medicine

By |January 17th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The field of lifestyle medicine is about to cross a significant threshold. In [...]

12 01, 2017

Furies over vaccines: Trump, Kennedy, Neides, and the Cleveland Clinic

By |January 12th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|4 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports On January 6, Daniel Neides, MD, the medical director and chief operating offi [...]

11 01, 2017

Dr. Rogers Prize awards $50,000 to each of five integrative “ground breakers”

By |January 11th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The boundaries between Canada and the U.S. are hard drawn when it comes to app [...]

5 01, 2017

Researcher finds patients seeing chiropractors use fewer opioids, other drugs

By |January 5th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The draft Guidance for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, issued in Decembe [...]

3 01, 2017

A naturopathic guide to integrative treatment and policy: A new therapeutic order for 2017

By |January 3rd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports A colleague, Pamela Snider, ND, recently sent a link to a new version of an or [...]

29 12, 2016

Naturopathic primary care group endorses CDC’s immunization schedule

By |December 29th, 2016|Featured, News and Commentary|2 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The final 2016 edition of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunizati [...]

27 12, 2016

National Center for Homeopathy responds to recent FDA, FTC actions

By |December 27th, 2016|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) typically convenes practitioners and [...]

22 12, 2016

Major acupuncture managed care plan reports positive “triple aim” outcomes

By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The U.S. medical industry is currently based on “volume” rather than “value,”  [...]

20 12, 2016

Integrative clinician, industry groups oppose FDA “New Dietary Ingredients” plan

By |December 20th, 2016|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Integrative medicine practitioners and the natural products industry were slow [...]

15 12, 2016

Acupuncture group challenges back pain guideline as “evidence-biased medicine”

By |December 15th, 2016|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The last month brought a remarkable concurrence of events in the political sci [...]

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