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

– Dr. Wayne Jonas



JAMA – May 2022

An Integrated Framework for Achieving National Health Goals

A viewpoint article in JAMA that presents the two-circle model of whole person care.

Modern Healthcare – Apr. 2022

The roadmap for strengthening health systems through whole-person care

An on-demand webinar including clinicians and health care leaders who have successfully implemented a transformative model of care.

Healthcare Business Today – Mar. 2022

Health Systems Reduce Chronic Care Costs by 24% Using Integrative Whole-Person Care Strategies

White paper shows integrative care also improves patient outcomes and clinician wellbeing

Medscape – Jan. 2022

Better Breast Cancer Outcomes Seen With Integrative Care

New study indicates providing access to nutrition counseling, exercise counseling, psycho-oncology support, spiritual services, patient support groups and meditation improves survival

Well-Be – Apr. 3 2020

Placebo Effect Studies, Sham Surgery, and More: Our Interview with Dr. Wayne Jonas

How the Placebo Effect Heals – A Discussion with Adrienne-Nolan Smith of patient-advocacy group Well-Be.

USA9 – Apr. 9, 2020

Doctors prepare for DMV to be next coronavirus hot spot

What happens when physicians don’t have the resources they need to save lives.

Healio Rheumatology – March 2020

The Doctor Weighs In – Mindset Matters: Harnessing the Placebo Effect for Patient Benefit

The context for understanding medical treatment is crucial. I prefer calling the “placebo effect” the “meaning and context” effect.

Physicians Practice – Mar. 19, 2020

Integrative Health: A path to reduce burnout and reclaim our profession

Burnout remains a major concern for many medical professionals. However, we can learn what matters to each patient by using good questions and listening skills.

Healio Primary Care – Jan. 23, 2020

Refresh Your Practice

Dr. Jonas discusses how to adapt your practice to a health care system that is quickly shifting away from the fee-for-service model and toward value-based care.

MDLinx – Jan. 15, 2020

How doctors can achieve better work-life balance

We frequently tell our patients how important it is to have a work-life balance, but are we doing the same?

AAFP Morning Consult – Dec. 3, 2019

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Dr. Jonas discusses how physicians can include discussions on self-care into their work

The Doctor Weighs In – Nov. 27, 2019

The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

Commentary by Dr. Jonas on how doctors and patients can overcome self-care misconceptions

NPR – Nov. 11, 2019

Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

Dr. Jonas discusses integrative pain care

Morning Consult – July 3, 2019

Medicare for All? But What Kind of Care?

Opinion piece by Dr. Jonas on a topic at the center of the 2020 presidential campaign.

OC Register – June 3, 2019

Santa Ana health clinic provides alternative treatments and preventive care to the uninsured

Describes the Samueli Foundation’s effort to increase access to integrative health in Southern California

New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst – May 15, 2019

Finding the Cause of the Crises: Opioids, Pain, Suicide, Obesity, and Other “Epidemics”

Commentary with Drs. Eric Schoomaker, Tracy Gaudet and James Marzolf

US News & World Report – Feb. 14, ’19

Can Acupuncture Help You Lose Weight?

Dr. Wayne Jonas quoted as an expert in integrative health and author of How Healing Works.

MEDPAGE Today – Jan. 18, ’19

How Physicians Reach Patient’s Real Needs

Commentary by Dr. Jonas

Time Magazine – Jan. 16, ’19

Chris Pratt Is Doing the Daniel Fast Diet. But Is It Healthy?

Dr. Wayne Jonas quoted as leading expert on integrative health.

American Academy of Family Physicians – Nov. 7, ’18

Survey Takes Hard Look at Physician-Patient Conversations

Responses Reveal Communication Gaps; Social Determinants Rarely Discussed

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.”


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.”



Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit


Guide to Developing an Integrative Health Model

A Guide to Integrating Non-Traditional Providers

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

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