OE&CPM Faculty: Raja Jaber
Raja Jaber, MD
Office Phone: (631) 444-2154
Wellness programs; Mindfulness meditation;
Readiness to change body-mind, and nutritional medicine in the context of an integrated approach to wellness and chronic illness
Dr. Raja Jaber is the Director of the Wellness and Chronic Illness Program in the department of Preventive Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr Jaber co-directs and teaches the nutrition course to first- and second-year medical students and teaches integrative family medicine to medical students and residents. She received her MD with distinction from the American University of Beirut, is an Alpha Omega Alpha member, is board-certified in Family Medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is listed in the Best Doctors of America List. Her clinical model integrates conventional medicine with nutritional, mind-body and exercise/manual medicine. The model is team-based and collaborative. Her mission is to help create a viable model of integrative primary care, based in a bio-psychosocial comprehensive approach, and emphasizing wellness, lifestyle management, self management and personal growth. She has conducted a successful group visits program for patients with hyperlipidemia, asthma, and osteoporosis, and conducts stress reduction workshops based on mindfulness meditation. Dr. Jaber has published several articles on the process of change, the doctor-patient relationship, and group visits.