“Within each of us is the potential for whole, balanced health. Our current lifestyles are often so counter to our natural state of health, however, that we have overridden and suppressed our bodies’ inherent healing and health-promoting processes. Processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, environmental toxins and lifestyle stressors are just a few of the factors that impede our natural state of balance and contribute to the disease condition. My goal is to empower you to restore your innate wellness, through integrative and lifestyle medicine, treating you as a whole person, not just the sum of your diseases.”
~Rania Dempsey, MD, MS
Rania Dempsey, MD is an internist/sports medicine physician who uses lifestyle and integrative medicine approaches to help patients prevent and treat disease and realize optimal health. She works with patients to support their physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing through research-based, individualized and group interventions that include physical activity, healthy eating, relaxation/stress management, smoking cessation, complementary therapies, and other behavioral, environmental and motivational practices.
Dr. Dempsey founded her current practice to meet the growing demand for personalized high quality health care utilizing alternative and lifestyle approaches. The positive impact of a healthy lifestyle is indisputable, yet the traditional medical model typically doesn’t allow the time or individualized attention necessary to impart lifelong change. By offering wellness plans supported by medical research and customized to each patient’s specific health goals, Dr. Dempsey bridges the gap between traditional medicine and other alternative fields with a professional yet personalized approach. She acts as an advocate for her patients, delivering care in a non-judgmental environment where individuals feel valued, supported, and understood.
Dr. Dempsey is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and volunteer Wellness Clinic physician at the Lake Area Free Clinic in Wisconsin. She loves gardening, cooking, running, yoga, skiing, music, and traveling. She is married to Patrick and they have 3 children.
Education, Training & Certification:
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) – Kalamazoo College, Michigan (1991)
- Doctor of Medicine – University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1996)
- Residency in Internal Medicine – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine-McGaw Medical Center, Chicago (1996-1999)
- Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1999-2000)
- Fellowship in Primary Care Research – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2000-2003)
- Master of Science in Epidemiology – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2003)
- Wisconsin Medical License, 1999-present
- Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, 2017.