Above all, health is not simply the absence of disease, but is living a life of passionate vitality. Dr. Sarah Zielsdorf attended Miami University (in Ohio—not Florida), where she received a BA in Microbiology, minors in molecular biology/religious studies, and a concentration in oboe performance. She earned an MS in Public Health, Microbiology, and Emerging Infectious Diseases from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and her MD at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. Dr. Z completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center and the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and board-certified in Internal Medicine. She is proud to serve patients worldwide, having quickly attained her reputation as both a skilled diagnostician and passionate teacher. Dr. Z serves as a medical, research, and education advisor to the Low Dose Naltrexone Research Trust, with her team wrote the 2020 LDN Guides, and is an author featured in the LDN Book, Volume 2. She values the transformative power of the patient-physician relationship, and understands that every individual is biochemically and genetically unique. Dr. Zielsdorf refines her craft on a daily basis, learns from her patients, and is never satisfied with her knowledge base. She truly believes in the art of medicine, which keeps her relentlessly searching for answers.
Dr. Zielsdorf is the Owner and Medical Director of Motivated Medicine, an innovative consultative medical practice in the western suburbs of Chicago.
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