MY STORY

MY JOURNEY ON THE PATH OF INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE BEGAN ABOUT 13 YEARS AGO. I HAD RECENTLY FINISHED MY TRAINING IN INTERNAL MEDICINE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WHEN I GOT SICK. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A TERRIBLE ILLNESS CALLED FIBROMYALGIA. THIS HIT ME OUT OF THE BLUE. I WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.

I went from seeing 30 patients a day and taking 36 hour calls at the hospital to being constantly fatigued and hurting all over my body. I had constant abdominal pain and was exhausted. It felt like my whole system had shut down overnight. I had to find help. I went to doctor after doctor and really found no answers. I was given medications but they gave me horrible side effects. Frustrated with the conventional medical system, I started doing my own reading and research in complementary and alternative medicine. I had always been a great fan of Dr. Andrew Weil’s and Dr. Mark Hyman’s work, and based on their recommendations and other reading I did – I made lifestyle and nutritional changes, including stopping gluten, dairy, and sugar, adding a daily ritual of exercise, breath training and yoga, and nutritional supplements – I began to feel better.

I continued to practice at the Texas Medical Center and was voted as one the Top 10 internist in Houston, as well as one of the Top 10 internist in the State of Texas. Over 13 years of practice as a primary care physician, I saw about 10,000 patients. As time went by, I became increasingly dissatisfied with the current medical approach. I saw a rising trend in chronic illnesses and medication side effects and no emphasis on addressing the root cause of chronic conditions.

I knew it was time for a change. In 2013, I was accepted in a 2-year fellowship program at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, one of the most prestigious training programs in integrative medicine in the world under the direct mentorship of Dr. Weil. This was a dream come true! Over the next 2 years, I went through a very rigorous program and trained with some of the leading experts in the field of integrative and functional medicine, including Dr. Weil, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Victoria Maizes.

At My Pure MD, I have combined my years of experience as an internist with my extensive training in the field of integrative and functional medicine. With this combined approach, I incorporate the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, as well as emerging tools and tests that help me identify the critical imbalances that are the root cause of disease to help me treat the whole system not just the symptoms.

I welcome you to My Pure MD. Together we will walk on your road to wellness!

Mission

MY MISSION IS TO EMPOWER AND EDUCATE EVERY PATIENT TO HELP ACHIEVE LIFELONG HEALTH AND VITALITY

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