MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He has practiced in Chicagoland for over 28 years and has clinical and administrative experience in both conventional and alternative medical settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for students at local medical and health professional schools.
He is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and specializes in the evaluation and management of symptoms that persist despite usual medical care. He has undergone additional training to help patients address Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. He is the author of a widely read peer-reviewed article, Review of evidence for immune evasion and persistent infection in Lyme disease. He is certified by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD to help genetically susceptible patients address the chronic inflammatory response syndrome caused by mold toxins found in water-damaged buildings.
Jesse Karpen, DC
Chiropractic Director and Office Manager
Dr. Karpen is a board-certified chiropractic physician and graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. He assists Dr. Berndtson with patient care visits as well as seeing chiropractic patients. His patient care philosophy emphasizes education and healthy lifestyle change. As a former athlete, he knows the importance of self-care routines that support physical stamina, strength, flexibility, and agility.