With a focus of skin conditions, autoimmunity, fertility & hormone imbalance our mission is to educate and empower our patients while providing cutting edge natural, holistic care that identifies the cause and addresses the whole person.  Dr. Shayna Peter has special interest in skin conditions and works extensively with patients to improve their skin condition while equipping patients with the tools and knowledge to enhance their overall health.  Every patient is seen as unique and requiring an individualized approach.   

  • After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I began searching for methods to improve my quality of life. I was referred to Dr. Peter by my cousin and upon hearing how great of an experience my cousin had, I immediately made an appointment. Dr. Peter is very attentive and has a warm, caring personality. She listened to my concerns and explained all her rationale for the personalized treatment plan that she created for me. Since then I have been feeling more energetic, optimistic and I am regaining my strength. I want to thank Dr. Peter and would recommend her to anyone in Chicago and surrounding areas searching for holistic healthcare options.
    — Shannon
  • After suffering from severe eczema and searching for doctors that specialize in natural therapy; I am ecstatic to say I found Dr. Peter. Dr. Peter listens attentively, assesses the root cause of your condition, and provides the best practical solution for your skin care needs. If you are open to alternative treatment, she is definitely one of the best holistic doctors in the Chicagoland area.
    — M. Carter
  • I had been dealing with what I thought was hormonal acne for a few years and had tried everything to combat it. I was sick of seeing a dermatologist or esthetician that just recommended different skin products. I was relieved to find Dr. Peter, someone that would help get to the root cause of the issue. She has been very thorough and has good recommendations to help get to the root cause of the issue. I would definitely recommend her!
    — Katie
  • Dr Shayna Peters has helped me while I have been suffering from a weakened immune system and many residual effects. She has educated me, given me great references, and has made me work for my own health and take ownership of my own care. She has been patient beyond belief. I feel grateful to have found Well Ahead Solutions and Dr Shayna Peters after becoming dissatisfied with my general practitioners who would only cover up my health issues by prescribing one more drug. Dr Peters has been there with me while I have gone "cold turkey" on drugs to clear my system and take a natural approach to my health into the future. I have a ways to go, and even if I get a bit testy during this process she calmly puts me back on track which I so appreciate!!! I'm lucky to have Dr Peters on my team!
    — T.G
  • Working with Dr. Peter has been a life changing experience that has taught me the importance of a healthy diet. It has also put me in a better position to interact with my primary care doctor. Since working with Dr. Peter, I have lost 35 pounds and kept it off and I haven’t had an arthritis attack in the past 6 months!
    — Helen B.

Dr. Shayna's Transition from Conventional to Integrative Medicine

I spent years preparing to become a dermatologist.  As a conventional medicaI student, I saw hundreds of patients with severe skin conditions and witnessed the profound, often life-changing adverse effects of immunosuppressive medications.  I watched patients reject prescriptions from their physicians, desiring a more holistic approach.

The irony was that I was training to be a conventional doctor,  yet paying out-of-pocket for my own holistic healthcare.

It became obvious that medicine was changing, and as a doctor in training I wanted to have something to offer my patients other than a prescription -- something that would address the root cause of their symptoms and improve their health.  At that point, I knew I needed to pursue holistic medical training in order to learn safer therapies, which lead me to naturopathic medical school.

I now practice Functional Medicine, which is derived from Naturopathic Medicine.  I now collaborate with other doctors to provide Integrative Medicine, combining the best of both worlds.


Natural Skin cAre

Functional Medicine

Personalized nutrition


Holistic Fertility and IVF Support

Specialty Testing

Herbal Medicine


  • Evidence based practice: recommendations that factor in the most current research and the individual patient.
  • Restoring balance by re-establishing the basis for health.
  • Addressing the whole person by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors.
  • Working collaboratively with healthcare providers to provide integrative medical care utilizing the least invasive therapies to provide the best outcomes.
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