Chicagoland Residents Gain Fierce Ally in Wellness, Medical Care

  • Raden Wellness (Highwood, IL)Raden Wellness

    Raden Wellness (Highwood, IL)Raden Wellness

Updated 11/12/2021 10:52 AM

Located in Highwood, IL, Raden Wellness is a progressive, functional medical practice that is changing the way Chicagoans view and experience medical care.

Founded by Dr. Donald Raden, MD, FAAOT and Dr. Mara Ivy Raden, PharmD, FAAOT, Raden Wellness is a new kind of medical practice that combines functional medicine with multifaceted approaches to help patients achieve longevity and optimal health in all aspects of life. Decades of medical experiences have led Don and Mara (husband and wife) to believe that while conventional medicine is great at providing acute care, it's not so great at discovering, resolving, or preventing the underlying causes of disease.


Since Raden Wellness's inception in 2017, Don and Mara have grown the practice to include over a dozen full-time practitioners ranging from Physicians and Naturopaths to Psychologists, Nutritionists and Integrative Physicians that specialize in Oncology, Psychiatry, Addiction, Regenerative Medicine and Hormone Health.

Simply put, Raden provides what traditional medicine often misses: a clear and complete picture of a patient's health down to the cellular level. Through thoughtful investigation, comprehensive medical testing, and 100% personalized protocols, we guide our patients along their journey to true healing and optimal health.

While other medical practices utilize "standard lab panels" for every patient, Raden believes that because each individual is unique so should each set of lab tests. This allows the team to look at the bigger picture and asses everything from imbalances in hormones, nutrient levels, and toxic loads to immune dysregulation and mitochondrial health, any of which may be causing your symptoms. Much of this is done at Raden's on-site lab, which means shorter wait times and faster results for you, the patient.

Raden patients come from all walks of life: currently healthy adults, children and seniors who want to optimize their overall health, individuals battling chronic pain or fighting disease, and elite athletes looking to reach the next level.

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One of the most unique elements of the practice is their on-site IV Center. Raden features a full-service infusion center staffed with highly qualified Registered Nurses who administer high-grade non-GMO vitamins, nutrients, amino acids and minerals as patients relax in a sleek and comfortable loft-like environment. "Only about 20% of nutrients taken orally are absorbed by the body," explains Mara. "IV therapy provides 100% absorption and ensures your system is receiving the ideal levels of vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed to look, feel and perform at your best."

Examples include:


Helps with energy, cognition, athletic performance, cellular regeneration.

Recommended for patients experiencing chronic fatigue, join pain, diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cancer.

NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is an essential coenzyme that promotes cell regeneration and brain restoration. Studies have found that replenishing the body's NAD+ levels can repair DNA, reduce inflammation, improve exercise performance and turn on enzymes that prevent aging.


Helps with mood, depression, anxiety.

Recommended for patients experiencing treatment resistant depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain.

Ketamine targets NMDA receptors in the brain and increases the amount of a neurotransmitter called glutamate in the space between neurons. Glutamine activates connections in another receptor called the AMPA receptor. This sequence of events leads to the release of BDNF, which has a calming and extremely therapeutic effect on the regions of your brain that control mood and behavior. Relief from depression, anxiety and pain often begins to appear within minutes or hours of the infusion.


IV Vitamin YOU

A custom drip based on a patient's bloodwork, medical history and vitamin, mineral and amino acid deficiencies

Recommended for any patient to target specific needs and goals


Helps with detoxification, immune function, youthful skin.

Recommended for patients experiencing cancer, liver disease, lyme disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is found in every cell in your body. Research has shown that glutathione is important for breaking down free radicals, supporting a healthy immune system and preventing damage to cells in the liver.

All infusions are created onsite in a completely sterile environment from over 200 different nutrients. Patients receive the infusions through hospital-grade IV pumps while relaxing in plush leather chairs.

Raden Wellness is located at 200 Green Bay Rd. 2nd Floor in Highwood, IL.

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