John Stracks, MD, LLC, was created to offer a different medical experience that embraces a healthy mind as a pathway to a healthy body and rejects medication except as a last resort. Dr. Stracks aims to provide a sustainable health care option to people who are looking for a physician partner who thinks holistically and psychologically and who believes in the inherent power of the mind, body, and spirit to heal.

Dr. John Stracks is a leading voice for holistic medical care in Chicago. His practice specializes in integrative medicine, primary care, thyroid disease management, and mindbody approaches to successfully manage and overcome chronic pain and illness. His pioneering approach and his dedication to treating the whole person provide an alternative perspective on medical care as well as hope and improved health to patients who have exhausted other options. If you're looking for healthcare that involves more than taking a pill, call or email to book an appointment.

Dr. Stracks has moved! Please note that the new address is:

1820 West Webster, Suite 200

Please see your appointment confirmation for directions.

If you are coming to our Northbrook office: The Illinois Department of Transportation is replacing the existing culvert and the roadway above the culvert located at the intersection of Dundee and Lee Roads in Northbrook. For the duration of the project (approximately April 15-October 15, 2019, Dundee Road between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard will be closed to through traffic. Traffic will be detoured to Lake Cook Road via Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard. We suggest that you access Dr. Stracks’s office from the east and allow extra time for construction detours and delays.

Dr. Stracks is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to partnering with you on your health journey.


Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)

Dr. Stracks runs the only Tension Myositis Syndrome program in Chicago, and he’s treated hundreds of patients for this over the past decade. Click below to find out more about why Dr. John Sarno once said, “Thank goodness Dr. Stracks is available to provide a reliable treatment option for TMS in Chicago.”

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Integrative Medicine

For the past decade, when people in Chicago haven’t felt well and no one can figure out why, they’ve been turning to Dr. Stracks for ideas and relief. You can read about how some of these patients have made significant recoveries on the Success Stories page. Click below to find out more about having an Integrative Medicine consultation from Dr. Stracks.

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Thyroid Disease Management

Studies show that 20% of the population does not feel well on conventional thyroid medications like Synthroid. If you’re taking thyroid medication and not feeling well or wondering if you should be taking thyroid medication, please click below to find out more about Dr. Stracks’s comprehensive thyroid program.

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Primary Care

The average primary care office visit lasts 15 minutes, and almost half of that time is devoted to the physician writing chart notes on their computers. If you’re looking for a primary care option from a physician who listens, cares, and does more than just prescribe medication, click below to find out more about primary care options from Dr. Stracks.

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Our Locations

1820 West Webster, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60614

666 Dundee Road, Suite 1504
Northbrook, IL 60062

T: 312-489-8890
F: 773-337-7316

I took your group class coming up on two years ago and am thankful to report that I have been pain-free ever since. Your class literally changed my life. When I came to your office for the first time I was resigned to never run, play squash or golf again or just simply sit in my office chair pain-free. I now am in probably the best shape of my life and go around telling everyone about Mind-Body Syndrome.
— Patient
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Patient Success Stories

Many people have found improved health or healing from chronic pain or other issues with Dr. Stracks. Read some of their stories.