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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Rakel is board certified in family medicine, sports medicine and holistic medicine. He also is certified in interactive guided imagery. He was one of the first graduates of a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He then came to the University of Wisconsin to start the Integrative Medicine program in 2001. He is editor of one of the main texts in the field, entitled Integrative Medicine. He has been awarded a number of teaching awards including the Baldwin E. Lloyd clinical teacher award, the UW Department of Family Medicine faculty excellence award, the Marc Hansen lecture award and the resident teacher-of-the-year award. His interests include learning how the body self-heals, mind- body health influences, sports medicine, nutrition and incorporating health and healing curriculum into medical school education, a project for which he has NIH funding.

Specialties

Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

UW Health Clinics

1102 S. Park St. (Arboretum Clinic)
(608) 287-5899 | (800) 703-2778 | Map
Provider is not accepting new primary care patients
Research Park Clinic
(608) 262-9355 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

St. Mary's Hospital, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Family Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Family Medicine
Holistic Medicine
Fellowship University of Arizona
Residency North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO, CO
Internship North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO, CO
Medical School Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1991

Awards/Honors

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011


Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Contraceptive Management
  • Gynecological Care (including Pap Smears and Family Planning)
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Immunizations
  • Pediatric Preventive Exams
  • Preventive Exams
  • Sports Physicals

Programs & Conditions

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