Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.
Functional Medicine practitioners apply research in a way that often brings dramatic results to patients who had previously received unsuccessful treatments. Part of this advance was a return to scientific principles of finding new ways to look for unifying factors at the cellular and systems levels that underlie organism-wide problems.
Dr. Deepa Verma, MD, ABIHM
BIOGRAPHY | When she is not busy raising and playing with her three boys, she enjoys music, the beach, healthy cooking, reading, exercising and hopes to travel the world one day. She is an accomplished dancer and tennis player and enjoys being competitive in any sports or games. She has always harbored a passion for healthy and happy living, and instills those same personal values in her patients. Her philosophy and approach to optimal living resonates in how she practices medicine…”wholistically.” Spreading the wealth means spreading the health.
MODALITIES | Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, treating the mind, body & spirit synergistically, not as separate or independent entities. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. There is a time and place for conventional medicine, and likewise for alternative medicine. Integrative medicine is a philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative medicine uncritically. It recognizes that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven and be open to new paradigms. Integrative medicine utilizes natural, effective and less invasive interventions when appropriate, such as Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, & acupuncture. The broader concepts of integrative medicine focus on promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease. Synergistiq Integrative Health, Dr. Verma's company, encourages holistic wellness that encompasses anti-aging, healthy nutrition and will be offering integrative MD consults for optimal health (lab testing, counseling) as well:
~ weight loss and detox
~ IV therapies
~ cryofacials (fro-tox) and cryo for joints
~ dermal microneedling/vamore facials
~ microneedling with PRP for skin rejuvenation and hair loss
~ facial chemical peels
PRICING | Dependent upon services
OFFICE HOURS | Thurs-Sundays starting May 1, 2018
MORE INFO | Dr. Verma is also an author and blogger for several publications. She regularly appears on Bay News 9 discussing current health topics. She filmed a documentary about integrative medicine for Voices in America hosted by James Earl Jones and has worked on the pilot for Plant Based medicine. She is also a medical consultant for the online publication, “Greatist” and is a key opinion leader for Pathway Genomics.