My goal is to work with each of you as an individual and look at your unique situation with a new lens in an effort to get a comprehensive view of of your health, life challenges, and goals in working together. My mission is to be your partner in improving your health.
During the past two decades while working as a physician in multiple healthcare settings, I have continued to study and learn as much as I can to help patients with a variety of health challenges. My goal is to stay up to date on the best that western medicine has to offer, while at the same time utilizing tools from lifestyle medicine, functional medicine, and other traditions to help patients with a comprehensive approach.
I am grateful for my training in family medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which gave me an excellent foundation in allopathic medicine, while also giving me the opportunity to begin my exploration into the world of lifestyle and functional medicine.
Since starting my training in Philadelphia, I have worked in various settings over the last 15 years, including working in an inner city primary care clinic, working with veterans at various VA hospitals in the US, seeing patients in an urgent care setting, and having a private practice. I completed Whole Health Training through the Veterans Administration and am also certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).
In my clinical practice, we combine allopathic and integrative medicine diagnostics with lifestyle changes, nutritional interventions, and medications/supplements when indicated.
How can we help you?
As a family medicine physician, I am trained to evaluate and treat a wide range of health conditions. I have a special interest in digestive issues and the connection of the GI tract to multiple organ systems and health outcomes, including the gut brain axis and its connection to our mental health. In addition to conventional testing and measures, we pay particular attention to the role of the nervous system/stress, microbiome imbalances, and food and environmental sensitivities. The conditions we treat include:
- digestive disorders: IBS, IBD, GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc.
- skin disorders (acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc.)
- atopic conditions (allergies, asthma)
- autoimmune disease
- metabolic syndrome (including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes)
- women’s health (PMS, hormone imbalance, PCOS, etc.)
We find that the more foundational work we can do including working with stress management, nutrition, sleep and movement, the more easily the body can positively respond to other interventions such as medications and supplements.
**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Kapadia does NOT work as a primary care doctor. She is available to provide a holistic view and treatment plan for a variety of disorders.