"Our patients need us to apply the best science."

– Dr. Wayne Jonas



HealthLeaders – Sept. 17, 2018

Chronic Pain Surgery Called Too Risky and Too Costly

Coverage of Dr. Jonas’ publication in Pain Medicine on surgical interventions for pain

MDMagazine – Sept. 15, 2018

Cure for Burnout? Reconnecting with Our Patients

Guest commentary from Dr. Wayne Jonas

The Hill – Jan. 17, ’18

The only way to battle opioids is to find holistic approaches to pain management

By Drs. Donald M. Berwick and Wayne Jonas, Opinion Contributor

US News – Nov. 8, ’17

Making the Case for Integrative Health Care

Combining traditional Western medicine with other practices can result in healthier patients – and lower costs.

STAT News – Oct. 31, ’17

An integrative approach to managing chronic pain can help solve the opioid crisis

“Many people call the current crisis an opioid epidemic. But what we really have is a chronic pain mismanagement problem.”

Modern Healthcare – Nov. 9, ’17

More providers need to embrace integrative health approach

“We need a new approach—not only in healthcare but also in medical education.”


Journaling as Self-Care

HOT 110117 Keynote

HOPE NOTE for Physicians

What is Integrative Health?

HOPE Note for Patients

On Physician Burnout

Health System


Pain and Opioids in the Military: We Must Do Better.

Authored by Wayne B. Jonas, MD and Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (RET) in Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine

“For reasons of current and future national strength, and most important, the suffering of service members and veterans, we must transform ourselves in the way we manage pain. We can and must be better.”


Are Invasive Procedures Effective for Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review

Authored by Wayne B. Jonas, MD, Cindy Crawford, Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, Levente Kriston, PhD, Klaus Linde, MD, PhD, Bruce Moseley, MD, and Karin Meissner

Assesses the evidence for the safety and efficacy of invasive procedures for reducing chronic pain and improving function and health-related quality of life compared with sham (placebo) procedures.


Salutogenesis: The Defining Concept for a New Healthcare System

Authored by Wayne B Jonas, MD; Ronald A Chez, MD; Katherine Smith, MPH; Bonnie

Sakallaris, PhD in Global Advances in Health and Medicine May 2014.

“We believe that providing medical care in an [Optimal Healing Environment] founded in the principals of salutogenesis is a central way to sustain, support, and enrich quality of life while reducing costs for both the practitioner and the patients for whom we have the privilege of providing medical care.”


To what extent are surgery and invasive procedures effective beyond a placebo response? A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised, sham controlled trials

Authored by Wayne B Jonas, Cindy Crawford, Luana Colloca, Ted J Kaptchuk, Bruce Moseley, Franklin G Miller, Levente Kriston, Klaus Linde, Karin Meissner in BMJ Open

“The evidence from available sham controlled trials indicates that invasive procedures are not clearly more effective than sham procedures for various chronic pain conditions including endometriosis, back pain, arthritis, angina and migraine. There is evidence to support surgical interventions for GERD and limited evidence to support the use of balloon insertion for obesity.”


The Ritual of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Lessons for the Treatment of Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms in Military Personnel

Authors: Charles W. Hoge, MD; Wayne B. Jonas, MD

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine

“This is an exemplary clinical trial that teaches us important lessons. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment does not work, but the ritual of the intervention does.”



How the Right Relationships Can Help You Heal


Guide to Developing an Integrative Health Model

Providers need the evidence behind the most commonly used CAM and self-care approaches. Dr. Jonas shows when and how to refer to outside practitioners.

Media Kit

Download Dr. Wayne Jonas’ media kit including press clips, research and bio