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Wayne Jonas, MD

Wayne Jonas, MD
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Dr. Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. He is currently the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to increase awareness and access to integrative health.

Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience.

His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature Medicine, the Journal of Family Practice, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet.

Dr. Jonas received the 2015 Pioneer Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the 2007 America’s Top Family Doctors Award, the 2003 Pioneer Award from the American Holistic Medical Association, and the 2002 Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

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The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.