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Robert LaCava MD

LaCava Center for Integrative Medicine
Work 2435 Dean Street, Suite 2B St. Charles IL 60175 Work Phone: 847.695.6262 Work Fax: 847.695.6348 fax Website:


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Integrative Medical Options is the realization of a lifelong dream. Over the course of his 30 years practicing traditional medicine, Dr. LaCava realized its inherent limitations. He found that traditional medicine repeatedly fell short in helping patients achieve optimum health. Tired of managing chronic symptoms with therapies that barely addressed his patients’ illnesses, Dr. LaCava began introducing alternative therapies, experiencing success where traditional medicine had failed. These successes encouraged Dr. LaCava to further explore and employ alternative treatments. Convinced of their value and effectiveness, he founded IMO (then Advanced Wellness Center) in 2005, seeing his first patients that August. His vision for IMO is to continue to partner with patients in adopting positive lifestyle changes and to incorporate alternative therapies with traditional treatment approaches in an effort to help each patient achieve ideal health.

Dr. Robert LaCava

Dr. LaCava graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Biology.  He then went on to graduate from Northwestern University Medical School.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University.  After his internship, Dr. LaCava completed his residency at the Medical College of Ohio.  He then practiced as an OB/GYN for 26 years in private practice.  However his true passion has always been in Alternative medicine and following his long career in the traditional medical field, Dr. LaCava chose to pursue his dream and the AWC was born.  Dr. LaCava continues to expand his expertise by regularly attending the nations top medical conferences and to date his extensive credentials include the following:
  • Board certified OB/GYN
  • Board eligible in Environmental Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Member of the International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life support
  • Certified in Advanced Trauma Life support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • 26 years in private practice
  • Currently practicing general integrative medicine in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Numerous honors include a personal commendation by the Governor of South Carolina
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