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.
28 03, 2017

American Society of Acupuncturists in next collaborative steps

By |March 28th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  While conventional medicine’s interest in acupuncture has soared, the profess [...]

23 03, 2017

Integrative leaders receive annual awards and recognitions

By |March 23rd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  I sometimes tell people who know little about the complementary and integrati [...]

21 03, 2017

VA integrative opioid initiative results in positive outcomes

By |March 21st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  Good outcomes for the integrative pain management were reported out last week [...]

16 03, 2017

The anatomy of a naturopathic oncology residency

By |March 16th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  Most people are not aware of how significantly Medicare subsidizes residencie [...]

14 03, 2017

Anti-integrative medicine media and the movement’s response strategy

By |March 14th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  Veterans of the organizational movement for integrative health and medicine w [...]

9 03, 2017

Open letters to Trump from IMCJ’s integrative/functional medicine group

By |March 9th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  The February 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Integrative Medicine: A Clinicia [...]

7 03, 2017

Bending the cost curve: Casey Health Institute draws surgeon general visit

By |March 7th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  When philanthropist, Betty Casey, presented David Fogel, MD and Ilana Bar-Lev [...]

2 03, 2017

The movement from non-integrated centers to imbedded programs

By |March 2nd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  Two weeks ago, I provided a kick-off lecture on the history and trends in the [...]

28 02, 2017

Academic group leads change for hospitals in integrative pain treatment priorities

By |February 28th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports  If strategic change in the flourishing of integrative medical models is pictu [...]

23 02, 2017

Three ways hospitals can put the squeeze on their integrative programs

By |February 23rd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Long-timers involved in the uptake of integrative medicine in hospitals and me [...]

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