Diplomate, American Board of Integrative Medicine
Chair, Integrative Medicine
Director, Student Research Development
Associate Professor, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alison Bested is the Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. She is also Associate Professor at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of Student Research Development and Diplomate of the Board of Integrative Medicine, American Board of Physician Specialties.
For the past 26 years, Dr. Bested has treated patients with complex chronic medical conditions including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War illness and multiple chemical sensitivity. She is trained as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as managed support and education groups using telemedicine in Toronto, to support her long distance patients.
She completed her fellowship in clinical and laboratory hematology, genetics, immunohematology, internal medicine and oncology, as well as, receiving her diplomate in Integrative Medicine. Additionally, she has coauthored two books: Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and The Complete Fibromyalgia Health Diet Guide and Cookbook. Dr. Bested's future goals focuses on the continued education to the public about ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, Gulf War illness (GWI) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) through various media channels as well as promoting NSU as the #1 treatment and research center in the United States for patients with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and GWI.