“Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live.”
Reshma Patel, M.D.
is a Board certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine and Integrative & Functional Medicine. She is a Fellow of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and has served the communities of Tampa and St. Petersburg since 2013.
A modern twist on an old tradition...
Dr. Patel provides in-depth and comprehensive Integrative and Functional Medicine Consultations customizing health care needs to each individual. She combines an old-fashioned approach of home visits with the modern approach of telemedicine. Initial visits are done in the convenience of one's home with virtual follow-up visits using advanced technology. Dr. Patel's innovative style provides greater accessibility and convenience for her patients.
Dr. Patel finds a deep joy in sharing her passion for healthy living
through deliberate choices around thoughts, food, and daily life
while empowering others towards wellness.
'Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another'
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Dr. Patel approaches medicine by trying to understand what is not functioning optimally in the body while taking into account the whole person, including mind, body, and lifestyle.
She attributes her inspiration for Integrative Medicine to her native roots of India and her family who exposed her early on to natural forms of healing. Being the daughter of a prominent vascular surgeon, she was able to see first hand the benefits of modern medicine as well as have an appreciation for more non-traditional methods of healing.
Dr. Patel has a genuine passion for lifestyle medicine, using aspects of daily life to promote natural healing, such as movement, nutrition, stress, and environment. She has a particular interest in complex medical cases and working with patients to achieve optimal wellness. She has a true passion for a food-as-medicine approach to health and healing.
'My life is my message'
Through her compassionate and encouraging style, Dr. Patel partners with her patients to identify the root cause of their disease, utilizing approaches from integrative medicine, nutrition, environmental health, and mind-body research. Dr. Patel has a keen interest in the art of natural healing and utilizes both conventional medicine and alternative forms of healing. She has a passion for prevention and working with patients to empower them with knowledge to maintain a state of health.
What are Home Visits?
Home visits are medical visits where the physician travels to the patient’s home.
The majority of the initial evaluations are done in the comfort of one’s own environment, which reduces travel and stress for patients.
This setting allows for the physician’s full attention on the patient’s personal health goals and the opportunity to build a true partnership between the patient and physician.
Home visits include an in depth 60-minute assessment evaluating the whole person including nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors as well as developing a personalized plan.
After the initial home visit, most follow-ups are conducted via video based telemedicine consultations. Office visits are also available.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is connecting with the physician remotely from your computer.
Patient and physician meet face-to-face using a private video web-based conference.
Telemedicine offers punctual appointments from the comfort of the patient’s home or environment of choice.
This approach provides flexibility when traveling and maximizes the patient’s personal time.
This is an ideal platform for education that allows screen share to review labs in detail, as well as pertinent medical research, diagrams, and literature.
Expert Nutraceutical Guidance
Advanced Testing of Gut Health, Nutrient status, Cardiovascular Health, Inflammation, Adrenals, Hormones, Neurotransmitters, Toxins, and Genetics
60 minute in-depth evaluation to identify the underlying cause of symptoms
Assessment of mind, body, and lifestyle factors
Customized health plan based on individual needs
Varies from 30min - 60min
Review and education of specialized lab tests
Personalized lifestyle and nutrient supplementation protocol
Currently accepting new patients ages 16 and older
The practice does not participate with billing insurance
All appointments are currently via telemedicine