FAQs

My Pure MD serves as a consultative Integrative and Functional medicine practice. We currently do not provide primary care services. Dr. Kirmani is a board certified internist. She has served as a primary care physician for many years in the past. However, her current practice model is not structured for primary care.

Dr. Kirmani is a conventionally trained internist and does not treat children under the age of 16 as it is beyond the scope of her specialty.

No, we do not accept Medicare insurance.

Alternative therapies are described as those used instead of conventional medical treatment, whereas the term complementary describes treatments that are used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. Integrative medicine combines the best practices from conventional, complementary and alternative therapies, resulting in a complete and well-rounded health care model. It is our hope that in the future we will have no further need for these labels, and that these concepts, definitions and approaches will simply be known as “good medicine”.

Functional medicine is a related discipline that uses a focused methodology to find the root causes of illness using a comprehensive history, thorough physical exam, and advanced diagnostic testing. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence on long-term health and chronic health issues. Using a personalized approach the doctor and patient then collaboratively develop a treatment plan, working in concert with other professionals as needed.

Integrative & Functional medicine are a blend of both conventional medicine and alternative medicine and are meant to coexist with conventional treatment plans. Dr. Kirmani is a board certified Internist with additional training in Functional and Integrative medicine and brings together the best of both worlds.

The Integrative & Functional approach involves applying a rational framework at all times, and presenting treatment options that have been proven safe and effective based upon current research and findings. Dr. Kirmani will strive to use natural and less invasive therapies whenever possible, while at the same time ensuring that important and proven conventional treatments are not overlooked.

We recommend that you send a secure message through your patient portal.  Emails/messages for simple straightforward questions requiring a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ reply, there will be no charge.  However, emails/messages that require changes to your existing plan, new prescriptions or complex decision making – there will be a charge of $35.

Messages will be replied within 24 to 72 hours.  Questions that require immediate attention, please contact your primary care physician or go to the nearest emergency room.

Dr. Kirmani is a very caring doctor. She is deeply passionate about empowering people to take back their health and live fully balanced happy lives. She found her way to her career through her own health challenges and knows what it’s like to have a chronic health conditions. In working with thousands of patients, she practices kindness and understanding through all of her interactions. She has been the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Award many times and has also been voted as one of the Top 10 Internists in Houston and in the state of Texas.

Patients may begin to feel dramatically better within the first few months of treatment. However, individual responses may vary and are dependent on the chronicity and severity of your condition as well as your compliance to the program. Dr. Kirmani is going to lay out your personalized treatment map, but results will depend on your adherence to the program.

The initial Therapeutic Program usually takes 4-6 months for most cases. However, long-standing chronic conditions may require longer treatment duration. Once you have completed your Therapeutic Program, we recommend a health Maintenance Program, with follow-up visits every 6-12 months.

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