Meet Your Provider
Maureen M. Milota, APRN, NP- C
Integrative & Functional Medicine Practitioner
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Ms. Milota has over 20 years of healthcare experience. She is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Family Practice, an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, and completed the two-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the University of Arizona's Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She is both a certified diabetic and asthma educator. She has full practice authority, meaning that she can serve patients fully without needing physician oversight.
Maureen obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, her registered nursing education at the Ravenswood College of Nursing, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Rush University where she was selected as a Resident for the United States Department of Human Health Services Illinois Experiences and Rotations in Community Health Program. She has completed advanced training in both integrative and functional medicine.
Maureen is Adjunct Faculty at Rush University and Lewis University Colleges of Nursing. She is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practices Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Diabetic Educators, American Diabetes Association, and Signa Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She is a past Scholar of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Health Service Corps.
Ms. Milota cultivated an interest in holistic modalities at an early age from traditions passed down from both her grandfather, a physician working with Native Americans, and her mother, a pharmacist. Drawn to caring for the whole person she looked for non-traditional ways to improve and deliver healthcare. While mastering her western medical training at one of Chicago’s busiest community health centers Maureen became aware of its limitations. Knowing her personal style of practicing medicine needed to encompass both allopathic and integrative medicine she applied to, was accepted into and completed the University of Arizona prestigious Integrative Medicine Fellowship established by Dr. Andrew Weil and grown with the assistance of Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. Maureen then went on to complete the functional medicine certification curriculum through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Ms. Milota has worn many hats prior to becoming an integrative and functional medicine practitioner including firefighter paramedic, math teacher, and college basketball coach just to name a few. The common thread is being part of a strong team. She is happiest wearing the team member hat to empower clients on optimizing their health and wellness journey. Her passion is in helping each person engage in their own path to improved health through a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. Maureen is an attentive listener and strives to help patients reach optimum health through patient-provider collaboration in developing an individualized healing plan. In her spare time, Maureen enjoys spending time with her husband, walking her dog Reba, biking, gardening, cooking for family and friends, and annually being a part of a medical mission project in Guatemala.
"One of the most thoughtful, patient health care providers I have ever met."
One of GLIM practitioner Maureen Milota's mentors, Dr. Andrew Weil, the grandfather of integrative medicine and the founder and namesake of the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, describes integrative medicine as "the intelligent combination of conventional and alternative medicine. It's healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, emphasizes lifestyle, and is willing to use all remedies."
If you are interested in returning to an era of medicine where visits are not rushed, the focus is on your unique needs and the health care provider partners with you on a healing plan then integrative medicine is your answer. Integrative medicine involves blending the strengths of conventional medicine with holistic medicine to find the root cause of illness and to develop a personalized wellness plan that encompasses the mind, body and spirit.
GLIM accomplishes this through an individualized patient-centered approach that is rooted in the most current evidenced based medicine.