Dr. Robert G. Kohn, 5404 West Elm Street, Suite Q,
McHenry, Illinois 60050 Ph: (815) 344-7951 Fax: (815) 759-3807
Our Unique Approach to Healing
Robert Kohn is setting a new standard of care in his approach to healing. He
knows that the proper diagnosis leads to the proper treatment. He uses a unique
Complementary and Holistic approach (Neurology, Psychiatry, Osteopathic
philosophy, Personality, and Social Fit) to healing. Dr. Kohn views the patient
as a whole, not just a list of symptoms.
a variety of evaluation forms and Assessment Tools, information is gathered
using his Biological-Psychological-Social
(Bio-Psycho-Social) Framework which is vital to a successful outcome. With
this information, Dr. Kohn chooses the appropriate Treatment and devises an
individual Treatment Plan designed to help the patient feel better and be
better able to function in the world.
The Biological Component
The Biological component refers to:
Diagnosis with medical tests may include an MRI, SPECT, EEG, or QEEG just to name a few
Medication treatment (prescriptions) to treat the condition or symptoms of impairment
In some cases, medication is used to correct the imbalance or reduce symptoms of distress. This traditional approach relies on the wisdom and
experience of the doctor. Guidelines for taking each medication are based on the current standard of care.
The Psychological Component
The Psychological component refers to:
Emotional, Behavioral, Cognitive symptoms
Personality factors and temperament
As personality types are developing in childhood, children may express their symptoms directly through their behaviors,
or may internally direct their distress and complain of body aches and pains.
The "fit" between a child's personality type and the family unit or basic social structure they live in may amplify symptoms or
provide a source of solution.
Adults have more fixed personality traits that may be objectively evaluated with
computerized testing. Understanding the "uniqueness" of each person
and their temperament has a crucial effect on the success of the
"doctor-patient" relationship, and eventual outcome of treatment.
considerations may include determining the presence of a learning disorder or a
visual processing deficit despite the patient having "good eyesight."
Further evaluation of aptitude, achievement and personality structure with
objective testing may also be recommended.
The Social Component
The Social component refers to:
Quality of life measures
Relationship factors in partner, family, friendships, and in work settings
Culture and traditions
Symptoms impact relationships on levels of intimacy (parent-child, adult-adult),
siblings and family structure, workplace, friendships and social ventures such
as hobbies and interests.
Human beings are "social" creatures and our success at finding a
comfortable environment in which to live a "quality of life" is a critical part of determining a successful treatment plan.
Complementary and Holistic Therapy
Dr. Robert Kohn often uses a Complementary, Integrative Approach in his Treatment Plans. Brain wave therapy (Neurofeedback Therapy)
is an example of a complementary therapy that may be added to the prescription
or supplements the patient is taking.
carefully considering the various complementary therapies for a patient, Dr.
Kohn will discuss with the patient their experience and perception of areas
such as Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture and Nutritional therapies (i.e.
gluten and casein free diet, food allergy testing).
Alternative or Complementary approach includes evaluating the risk and benefit
of herbal supplements, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
For example, he may use L-methylfolate (a form of vitamin B) along with a patient's prescription medication to help
treat Depression or add minerals from the Pfeiffer Clinic to treat Pyroluria.