Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of your race and ethnic background. It is also the most common cause of death from cancer in Hispanic females, second most common cause of death from cancer in white, black and asian/pacific islander females. Average age of breast cancer diagnosis in women is 61. Yes, breast cancer can happen in men,usually diagnosed between ages 60 – 70 years.read more
Heart disease remains number one killer for men and women. Risk factors for heart disease include genetic risk factors, diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, extreme stress, depression, environmental risk factors such as smoking, air pollution.
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You must have goals, you cannot make it as a wandering generality, you must become a meaningful specific. Zig Zigglar
Contemplative neuroscience investigates the relationship between function of brain, consciousness and mind-body connections. Dedicated centers across United States are studying the relationship between chronic conditions and mind – body connection. A year ago I was searching for the right name for the my future practice. After pondering for days I knew in my clinic practice I have seen a large disconnect between the mind and the body. Medicine shifted from mind-body connection due to tremendous success in scientific research in the twentieth century. Medicine shifted towards matching each ill with a pill, and managed care was born to help curb expenditure of health care. The words mind-body were incorporated in the practice name and medicine followed mind-body connection.read more
As long as I can remember I wanted to be a physician. The first half of my life was spent chasing this beautiful dream. However the reality of working as a physician was far from the dream I once dreamt.
After slew of private and academic jobs I decided to leave traditional practice. Something was lacking, I felt incomplete. I had no idea what was lacking or missing from my career. I was a new mother; my husband supported the idea of part time work. I worked part time, stayed home with our kids and went on a soul searching journey. I practiced yoga, meditation and hired a personal trainer. As I searched for answers it was apparent I need to start a solo practice and practice medicine the way my soul desires.read more
Welcome to our office! We look forward to becoming your partner in assessing and improving your health.
In your first visit, we will obtain a complete medical history. The key to success is treating each person as an individual and getting to the root cause of health problems. That generally entails a detailed conversation about your current state of health, health history, family history, diet, lifestyle habits, etc. At that point, we will discuss with you potential approaches and recommended laboratory workups. This visit will last approximately 35 minutes (for direct primary care) to 75 minutes (if you are Functional Medicine patient) and is primarily an information gathering and sharing session. We may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most advice will be deferred until after lab and physical exam results are in and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your case.read more