Holistic Health Care, Naturopathic Medicine
Total years in practice: 2
My inspiration to pursue holistic medicine is my own life story of being a medical mystery. Since I can remember, I was labeled as the "one with the peculiar" symptoms - enigmas, they called it. I knew that fifteen minutes with my caretakers was not enough to understand my complex medical history and wide range of odd symptoms. I sought Ayurvedic and Naturopathic care at the tender age of thirteen, and that is when my life changed, almost literally. No, my medical issues had unfortunately not vanished, nor reduced to a diagnosis of idiopathic something. What did happen, however, is that I learned to cope with my medical issues using mind-body practices, dietary modifications, herbal therapy, and lifestyle changes. The transformation I witnessed in myself became my impetus to go to medical school, so that I can give my others integrative and personalized health care - combining conventional and holistic medicine.
I completed my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree, summa cum laude, at the 4-year in-residence program at the University of Bridgeport, School of Naturopathic Medicine. UBS NM is one of the six accredited Naturopathic Medical schools across North America, and the only program on the East Coast.
During my time at UBSNM, I received special training in community medicine, mind-body medicine, women's health, generative medicine, and homeopathy.
Prior to medical school, I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and worked as a Health & Wellness Coach for two years. I received my Bachelors degree with honors in Dance and Pre-Medicine, with a concentration in Psychology, from Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York.
I am a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CANP), and New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NJANP).
I am also a Board of Director for SAMHIN, a non-profit organization that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community.