David Rakel MD, Assoc Professor - Director, UW Integrative Medicine Program

Associate Professor
(608) 287-5899
Arboretum (Madison)

After medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dave completed a family practice residency in Greeley, Colorado. He spent the next five years in rural practice as one of two physicians staffing a 14 bed hospital in Driggs, Idaho. As medical director for Grand Targhee Ski resort, he developed an interest in sports medicine and received his CAQ in 1999. Dave completed a two year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona from 1999-2001. He joined the UW Department of Family Medicine in 2001 where he teaches and practices while serving as the founder and director for UW Health Integrative Medicine. Dave is board certified in family medicine, holistic medicine and sports medicine. He is also certified in Interactive Guided Imagery. He is co-editor for the Textbook of Family Medicine and Editor for Integrative Medicine, now in its third edition.

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