When Tricia started having issues with her own health, she wanted to pursue options to see doctors who provide alternative ways of treating sicknesses. She had been following Dr. Mark Hyman, a strong proponent of functional medicine, a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing root causes of disease. Through that she learned about the Institute for Functional Medicine. Soon after she found KanodiaMD. One of the things that drew her in to Dr. Kanodia’s practice was the website as it has information regarding the Teaching Kitchen.
Since KanodiaMD does not take insurance, Tricia knew she had to save up enough money to pay for the visits, tests, and associated costs. She was determined to become a patient at KanodiaMD, and her first appointment was in June 2022.
Since then, her lifestyle has changed. When she started seeing Mr. Bruns, the physician assistant at KanodiaMD, she did not know that there was a whole team of caretakers at KanodiaMD. At KanodiaMD she has met many members of the team who have helped her on her journey to better health.
According to Tricia, Lauren, the functional nutritionist, is very knowledgeable. She has been helpful in answering questions and providing guidance, especially on delicate matters that require sensitivity. Lauren has a way with words and that has enhanced Tricia’s overall understanding of nutrition. Tricia exclaimed in delight, “My interactions with Lauren have changed my global view of nutritionists.”
The team at KanodiaMD really knows their patients and that’s why Tricia enjoys going there. “I can tell that the team is well-coordinated. They must be doing a lot of work behind-the-scenes to make the overall patient experience smooth. I can appreciate that.”
Since her first appointment in the summer, she has been eating better and has more energy for activities. She does not have any more pain and bloating. Her lifestyle has improved, and she feels more confident. Tricia concluded, that though her healthcare journey at KanodiaMD has just begun, she is eager to continue collaborating with them to have the best health possible.