My Pure MD is a next generation medical practice

At My Pure MD, our belief is that medical care should not be viewed as a cookie cutter solution, rather it needs to be personalized medicine. We view the body as one integrated web with a fine and delicate balance between different organ systems.

With the current medical approach the body is divided between different medical subspecialties. Our approach is to take all aspects of one’s health history into consideration, including our unique genetic makeup, nutrition, exercise, stress, environmental toxicity, social relationships, and treat the body as a whole. We use the latest diagnostic tools and technologies from Integrative and Functional medicine, and combine it with Conventional medicine to help identify the critical imbalances that cause illness. Our goal is to get to the root cause of ailments and not just to mask the symptoms temporarily.

We practice patient-centered, not disease-centered, medicine. We provide answers. This is the way medicine should be.

FOR OVER 13 YEARS, DR. SHEZI KIRMANI, A BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN IN INTERNAL AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, HAS SERVED THE HOUSTON COMMUNITY AS A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WITH BAYLOR ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL SYSTEM AT THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER. SHE IS HIGHLY REGARDED IN MEDICAL CIRCLES AND HAS BEEN THE PHYSICIAN OF CHOICE FOR MANY OTHER MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Meet Dr. Kirmani

Dr. Kirmani completed her residency training in internal medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She completed her fellowship in general medicine while working on her Masters in Public Health from UT Health. She is one of the select few physicians in the world and the only internist in Houston with advanced fellowship training in integrative medicine, under the direct mentorship of Dr. Andrew Weil. She is also trained in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Kirmani has led international and executive Health programs at Baylor St. Luke’s. She has been on the teaching faculty for Baylor College of Medicine and has taught and mentored many medical students over the years. She has previously served on the Board of Integrative Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, Worlds President’s Organization, Young President’s Organization, and on the St. Luke’s Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Kirmani has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Compassionate Doctor Recognition, the Top 10 Doctors – State of Texas, and Top 10 Doctors – Houston Metro Area.

Dr. Kirmani has professional affiliations with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Institute of Functional Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Physician Specialties and Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

She now brings her clinical expertise and experience to a new model of health care.

WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, both conventional and alternative.

Integrative medicine combines modern medicine with established approaches from around the world. By joining modern medicine with proven practices from other healing traditions, Integrative Practitioners are better able to relieve suffering, reduce stress, maintain the well-being, and enhance the resilience of their patients.

The principles of Integrative Medicine:

  • A true partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Use of both conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind & body, spirit as well as community
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible

 

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.

Functional medicine shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical care to a more patient-centered approach. It addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine physicians look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases.

The principles of Functional Medicine:

  • Understanding of the biochemical individuality of each human being, based on the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness
  • Awareness of the evidence that supports a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment
  • Search for a dynamic balance among the internal and external body, mind, and spirit
  • Familiarity with the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors
  • Identification of health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease, emphasizing those factors that encourage the enhancement of a vigorous physiology
  • Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance the health span, not just the life span, of each patient

testimonial

“In life I have been told that there are three levels of greatness: good, better and best. I have found this to be true in my journey here on earth. About 8-10 years ago I found Dr. Shezi Kirmani in the [Texas Medical Center] on Fannin Street, and I must say it was a true blessing. Not only did she take care of my body, she also nourished my mind and my spirit…”

ROBBIE H.

“It is with great pleasure that I get to inform old and new patients of Shezi Kirmani, M.D. She was my primary care doctor for a number of years. Her keen diagnostic skills saved my life…”

MICKEY F.

"Dr. Kirmani has been my primary physician for many years and has always provided the absolute best care, advice and treatment. She is empathetic, and thorough, and takes the time to listen to you to determine how best to treat any issues you may have. Her first response is not to only treat the symptoms, but to get to the root of your problem…”

DIANNE R.

“I have received the best medical care from Dr. Kirmani! Not only is she an excellent physician, she is a great listener and always makes time to discuss any issues or concerns. I have been particularly impressed with her when discussing supplements and non traditional approaches to health. Her willingness to engage, research and discuss makes me feel like I have a true partner in health…”

FLORA M.

"Dr. Kirmani walked into the room with a smile and an impeccable bedside manner. She gave me back what I had been missing... a clinician who would truly listen to me and guide me in taking the best possible care of myself by taking responsibility for my role in my healthcare journey! ...Dr. Kirmani is an amazing physician who cares deeply for her patients."

Shanicca J.
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