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Melinda Ring, MD, Internal Medicine, Chicago, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

MelindaRebeccaRingMDFACP, ABOIM

Internal Medicine Chicago, IL

Preventive Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Summary

  • Dr. Melinda Ring is an internist in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice 23 years. She specializes in preventive medicine and complementary and integrative medicine and is experienced in dietary counseling, integrative medicine, herbal medicine, bio-identical hormone therapy, and culinary medicine.

Education & Training

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
    University of Arizona College of Medicine-TucsonFellowship, Integrative Medicine, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoResidency, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1997
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 1994
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganB.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, with Distinction, 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1994 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • ABPSAmerican Board of Integrative Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Public Voices Fellowship Northwestern University, 2014
  • 100 Women of Influence Today's Chicago Woman Magazine, 2013
  • Drs. Carl and Pat Greer Distinguished Physician in Integrative Medicine 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Integrative Approach to Depression and anxiety  
    Ring M, Balabanova A, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 1/1/2015
  • Developing and Implementing Core Competencies for Integrative Medicine Fellowships  
    Ring M, Brodsky M, Dog TL, Sierpina V, Bailey M, Locke A, Kogan M, Rindfleisch JA, Saper R, Academic Medicine, 1/1/2014
  • Adrenal Exhaustion-The Academic Physician Perspective  
    Ring M, Taccetta S, Brady C, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • A community-engaged approach to developing and testing a culturally specific yoga program for Hispanic cancer survivors at risk of overweight/obesity and related cardi...
    Gutierrez S, Guitelman J, Maletich C, Rodriguez W, Corrales A, Rodriguez E, Aguirre O, Ring M, Victorson, D, Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, 1/1/2015
  • The Medical Student Stress Scale: Development of a New Measure of Medical Student Stress Using Modern Measurement Theory Applications.
    Mosquera MJ, Ring M, Agarwal G, Victorson DE, International Conference to Promote Resilience, Empathy and Well-Being in the Health Professions, 1/1/2015
  • Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Improve Performance in a Simulated Medical Procedure: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Medical Interns.
    Ring M, Victorson D, Gannotta R, Maletich C, Gutierrez B, Barsuk J, International Conference to Promote Resilience, Empathy and Well-Being in the Health Professions, 1/1/2015
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Lectures

  • Integrative Health and Chronic Pain 
    Central DuPage Hospital - 1/1/2015
  • Integrative Approaches to Address Sexual Function and Fertility. 
    1/1/2014
  • One size fits… one: The Personalized Approach to Hormone Replacement Therapy. 
    1/1/2014
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Other

  • Scrapping the National Children’s Study Is a Mistake. 
    Ring, M, The Conversation
    1/29/2015
  • Not So Fast: Understanding the Science of Cleansing and Fasting Diets May Help Everyone. 
    Ring, M, Huffington Post
    1/22/2015
  • More city green space can mean less city violence. 
    Ring, M, Chicago Sun-Times
    1/19/2015
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Authored Content

  • I’m Called Anti-Science. I’m Just an Early AdopterJuly 2021
  • Can Personality Tests Make You a Better Doctor?May 2021
  • The New CPT Codes: The Start of A Long Way to GoMarch 2021
  • Vitamins and Supplements Are Not Just 'Posh Piss'January 2021
  • As Both Patients and Physicians, Women Face DiscriminationDecember 2020
  • Why You Should Use the Pandemic to Speak to Your Patients About NutritionSeptember 2020
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Press Mentions

  • 11 Key Things to Consider Before Ditching Dairy for a Milk Alternative
    11 Key Things to Consider Before Ditching Dairy for a Milk AlternativeMay 30th, 2018
  • The Best Vitamins to Take During Flu Season
    The Best Vitamins to Take During Flu SeasonJanuary 15th, 2020
  • Miracle Drug or Snake Oil? CBD Gaining Popularity as Medical Treatment
    Miracle Drug or Snake Oil? CBD Gaining Popularity as Medical TreatmentJuly 11th, 2018
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Hospital Affiliations