An approach to primary care that utilizes traditional conventional medicines (as needed), nutrition and dietary suggestions, appropriate supplements and herbals, wellness coaching and self-balancing recommendations. We at Sarma Integrative Medicine offer a different and needed approach that goes beyond the mainstream to deliver an educational, personal and therapeutic primary care experience.
As a Board Certified Internist, Dr. Sarma offers the following in his holistic primary care visits:
What is a holistic primary care approach to food and nutrition? First we ask questions! What are you eating? What is "healthy" food in your terms? An integrative medicine approach asks these very vital questions and more. Let's look at this together if food is building you... or breaking you down... Let's discuss tailored therapeutic food plans to get you back into balance. For example, do you need a comprehensive elimination diet? Or introduction to the anti-inflammatory wonders of the Mediterranean diet?
Is food constructing your body or destroying your body?
Let's discuss this together and find some solutions.
Dr. Sarma approaches each holistic primary care encounter with a coaching mindset. This makes each and every encounter personal and constructive. He has trainings in several modalities:
Coaching can and will help you find the inspiration to see what needs change, what can be changed, and assist you to overcome the obstacles to that change. He will help you examine your personal choices and find your authenticity and resilience with your own health. He will help you see what it is you value and how it may actually be informing the choices that lead one away from good health.
You can also speak with him about his experiences with multiple self-centering practices and how they can benefit you!
When a conventional approach may not completely address a patient's concern, Dr. Sarma will introduce and discuss a functional medicine approach to let us find the root causes of your physical imbalances together with comprehensive intake assessments and laboratory analysis. A deep dive in the biochemistry of your body can be illustrative of your physical health. Are your adrenals taxed and causing fatigue? How is your gut health? Are you absorbing or lacking in certain key nutrients in your diet? Is your thyroid function or blood sugar metabolism off?
Sometimes the right supplement or herbal can be the right accompaniment in the healing journey. We will tailor the use of supplements to meet your needs.
Please note, many functional medicine services are not covered by insurance and we will discuss that with you during the time of your visit.