Dr. Michael Robinson
ND, MS, CNS, LDN, CFMP, ONC

Dr. Michael Robinson is a nationally sought out Naturopathic Oncology specialist and expert in functional medicine. He has has been working and teaching in natural healthcare for the last 12 years; he now practices in Downers Grove with a clinical focus in cancer support therapy and naturopathic oncology. While initially enrolled in a Pre-Pharmacy program, he saw his mother go through 10 years of chronic pain and medications as she was shuffled around to 28 different doctors and practitioners without relief. It wasn't until she saw a Naturopathic Physician that within 6 months, her pain and medication usage had reduced by 90%. This sent him down a new journey to learn about everything Natural Medicine had to offer. He switched his pharmacy major to a Health Science degree, and never turned back. While in his medical internship, he would continually see patients with cancer looking to suport their body nutritionally, be dismissed by the conventional medical community and their oncologist. The most common dietary intervention given by oncologists is to eat icecream. This was a shock as cancer is often inherently a metabolic disease He has sworn to always use food first and support the body rather than suppress the symptoms with medication, and support those with cancer that have felt like they are not getting complete answers in the conventional medical system. 

Dr. Robinson works with
oncology patients at both the Nourish clinic and at the Ayre Clinic for Contemporary Medicine, designing diet and herbal medicine plans to complement their conventional chemotherapy and radiation regimens, to provide Comprehensive Cancer Care. This approach allows us not only to fuel the body during conventional treatment, but also get to the bottom of the immune system dysfunctions that have lead to the current diagnosis. He is a member of the Oncology Assocications of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a certified Oncology Nutrition Consultant.
 More info on our cancer services can be found on our page HERE.

Dr. Robinson is passionate about changing the healthcare paradigm in America and is passionate about healthcare education.
He has previously taught for Lewis University, Harper College, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, The Chicago School of Phlebotomy, Barcelona College of Chiropractic, and currently holds faculty appointments at National University of Health Sciences and The University of Western States.  Currently he is a clinical supervisor for Masters trained nutrition interns. He completed his medical internship in primary care family medicine, and went on to obtain additonal training in functional medicine and oncology.  Dr. Robinson is licensed as a Dietetic Nutritionist in the state of IL and also licensed as a Naturopathic Physician with prescription authority in the state of Vermont as he awaits Illinois law to offer licensure to Naturopathic Physicians. 

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Education
 
-10+ years of medical training-
 

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine 
    ​    -National University of Health Sciences

  • Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition 
    ​     -Northeast College of Health Sciences

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist®
    ​​     -Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists

  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner 
        -Functional Medicine University

  • Certified Oncology Nutrition Consultant®
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    -Oncology Nutrition Institute

  • Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences 
    ​    -Benedictine University

Additional Training
-Never stop learning-

  • Oncology Nutrition Institute

    • Certified Oncology Nutrition Consultant

  • Cogence - Functional Immunology

    • Deep understanding of immune system dysregulation

  • Nutritional Genomics Institute & SNPed

    • How our diet can change our genetics​

  • The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine

    • Traditional herbal medicine wisdom

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine

    • Integrating natural and conventional medicine

  • College of Optometrists in Vision
    Development

    • Vision therapist​

  • National Healthcareer Association

    • Certified Medical Assistant, EKG Tech​, & Phlebotomist

  • Motion Palpation Institute

    • Proficiency in manipulating the joints ​of the spine

        In His Spare Time...
         -Dedication to change-

  • Dr. Robinson has big goals for changing our broken healthcare system and is working on this with a two prong approach; starting with education of other healthcare providers. When not seeing his own patients he teaches Nutrition Science, Botanical Medical, Medial Assisting, Phlebotomy, Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology,  Internal Medicine, Immunology and Oncology  at various universities and medical programs hoping to inspire better providers to practice better medicine. His students include Naturopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, Nutritionists, Nurses, EMTs, Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, Dentists, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers & more. He is also actively engaged with various legislative efforts; primarily with obtaining licensure for Naturopathic Medicine in Illinois and advancing access to natural medicine and nutrition services nationally. He is also a competitive volleyball player.

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Oncology Association 

of Naturopathic Physicians

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