We are only seeing patients who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in person
Medicare, BCBS Advantage, and BCBS PPO are the only insurances we accept! Self-pay is also available
(Not currently accepting new patients)
Our team is dedicated to serving our patients with love. By using a variety of tools, including Herbal medicine, Homeopathy, nutritional supplements, relaxation techniques, lifestyle techniques and conventional medicine we hope to help you become as healthy as possible. We believe in the wisdom of nature, and at the same time individuality. We also think that it is best to use natural methods as much possible rather than just suppressing symptoms. Lifestyle is the key to good health. We strive to help each person achieve optimal health! Therefore, by combining the best of Holistic and conventional medicine we can achieve the best results for you.
We believe in a partnership with our patients and use the following
Linkner’s Laws of Healing:
- Letting go
The Parkway Center was moved by us in 1987. Watch a fun short video about it.
“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which
provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”
— Marc Chagall
Meet the Doc
Edward (Lev) Linkner M.D., ABIHM, has been involved with Holistic Medicine for 45 years. He has been in solo practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the last 32 years in a Multidisciplinary Holistic Center.
During his first year in medical school at the University of Michigan, he was a founding member of the Ann Arbor Peoples Free Clinic, where he began his interest in healing.
A charter member of the American Holistic Medical Association since 1979, he has been on the board of trustees and served as the secretary. He has been a trustee of the non-profit American Holistic Medical Foundation, and is a founding member in 1996 of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Since 1977 he has been a clinical assistant professor, advisor, and researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, department of Family Practice. He also has a clinical appointment in the School of Public Health’s Preventive Medicine Residency and is faculty at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital family medicine residency. He is presently not teaching.
In 1979 he co-founded the Institute for Psychology and Medicine, in 1984 the Rehabilitation Health Center (a chronic pain and rehabilitation clinic), and in 1988 The Parkway Center (a multi-disciplinary holistic center). Over the last few years he has been an advisor to various local and national organizations, a book reviewer, written a weekly newspaper column, and hosted a weekly live radio show. He was the author consultant for the book The Complete Book of Home Herbal Remedies, a holistic guide to understanding and treating common ailments with herbs. He was a co-author for the chapter on Genitourinary Health and Cardiovascular Disease in Dr.Rob Ivker’s book Thriving, The Complete Mind/Body guide for Optimal Health and Fitness for Men. He has received the highest honor from his peers of the 2001 Holistic Pioneer Award. He is a medical legal malpractice expert and consultant.
In 2012, the Medical textbook, Rakel’s Integrative Medicine has a chapter on Insulin Resistance/ Prediabetes authored by Dr. Linkner. He was selected by the readers of Ann Arbor based “Current Magazine” to be the “Top Doc” in all of Washtenaw county in 2010 and 2013.
He practices a wide range of techniques including nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy, with people of all ages, focusing on the whole person to achieve optimal health and prevent illness.
He has five children and 5 grandkids.
Lev considers himself the happiest, and most blessed physician he knows.
“A cheerful heart is a good medicine.”
Commonly Asked Questions
Our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
It is wonderful to be back in the office again, however we are only seeing patients who are fully vaccinated. This is for the safety of our staff and patients (many who are elderly, immune compromised, and children.) For those who choose not to be vaccinated, we can do telemedicine.
Although I am not a fan of most vaccines, this is a challenging time. Good science has developed a safe and effective vaccine. My reasoning is that I am a health care worker and want to be safe for my patients and our community. It is basically a public health issue. While most vaccines are to help the vaccinated individual, this one will help others to not get sick or die. Therefore, this vaccine protects both you and others. I am very concerned about the variants. Of course a healthy lifestyle is important for immunity, but that is not a guarantee.
However, as someone who practices holistic and preventative medicine, I see getting the vaccine as a spiritual experience of kindness for helping others stay healthy. Too many people of all ages have died and the new variants are troubling. I am sure that everyone can understand this reasoning since we have to protect folks, especially those too young for the vaccine.
What is holistic medicine?
Holistic Medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health and to prevent and treat disease by mitigating causes. It is based on the belief that unconditional love is life’s most powerful healer.
My personal definition is: “Unconditional love means being open hearted and available to another person with compassion and respect. The intent is to serve them, with equanimity, regardless of who they are or what they bring to the relationship. This bond is one of loving kindness, acceptance and soul felt connection of truly being present.”
What are the principles of a holistic medical practice?
- “Unconditional love is life’s most powerful healer.” Holistic physicians strive to unconditionally love their patients, themselves and their colleagues.
- Whole Person. Illness is viewed as a dysfunction of the whole person, body, mind and spirit, and the environment in which they live, rather than simply a physical disorder or a random isolated event.
- Prevention and treatment. Health promotion and disease prevention are preferred to merely managing disease processes. Holistic medical treatment addresses the root causes of diseases as well as managing symptoms.
- Innate Power of Healing. We all have innate powers of healing in our bodies, minds, and spirits. Holistic physicians evoke and utilize these powers to effect healing.
- Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic physicians embrace a lifetime of learning and utilize a variety of safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment, including education for lifestyle changes and self-care, complementary approaches, and conventional drugs and surgery.
- Relationship-centered care. The quality of the relationship between physician and patient is a major determinant of healing outcomes. The ideal physician-patient relationship is a partnership in which patient autonomy is encouraged and the needs and insights of both physician and patient are valued.
- Individuality. Holistic physicians expend as much effort in discerning a patient’s uniqueness as they do in establishing what disease may be present. This understanding aids in the creation of individualized treatment.
- Teaching by Example. Physicians profoundly influence patients by their own personal example and lifestyle choices.
- Learning opportunities. Birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patients and physicians.
- Optimal health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a state of being fully alive. Optimal health is well-being far beyond the absence of illness.
We have the BEST staff EVER! Together we are a perfect team. Hakam is our receptionist, Dawn and Kelsey are our medical assistants, and Gayle is our biller. In reality we all work together and help make our office so
pleasant and healing! Of course our dogs, Maizey & Rocko, are the greatest healers of all!
“We treat all of our patients as family and guide them through their medical experiences and healing.”
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2345 S. Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fax: (734) 973-0518