A Functional Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Dysfunction and Disease
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP is a Board-Certified family physician whose passion and purpose come to life through an uncompromising dedication to the 'health' and 'care' aspects of healthcare. Her commitment for professional growth is evident. In addition to over 15 years of progressive patient care in her successful medical practice, Dr. Saxena is Faculty with the Institute for Functional Medicine, Fellow & Guest Faculty of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty with George Washington University's Metabolic Medicine Institute and Volunteer Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
But more importantly to her, she understands that the brightest of physicians or educators is of little value to the patient who cannot be empowered by that knowledge. As a consummate teacher, she is on a mission to get simple, actionable, lifestyle-based solutions to patients interested in helping themselves heal. She is internationally known for her contributions on the development and institution of the lifestyle-based group medical appointment model and has been awarded for her work with her online patient university, Living Wellness University. By marrying the science of healing with the art of patient education and partnership, she is creating opportunities for patients and healthcare providers to get back to the sacred healing relationship that was once a vital part of her noble profession.