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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Certified Physician

Dr. Kanchan Anand, MD(Nephrology and Internal Medicine)

Dr. Kanchan Anand is a board certified physician, specializing in Internal Medicine and Nephrology (kidney disease) She has 16 years experience and graduated from Reading Hospital and Medical Center and completed her fellowship at Washington Hospital Center in 2002. Dr. Anand is a published author, having articles in peer reviewed journals. She has won a number of awards, including Patients' Choice Award 2011 and Patients' Choice Award 2010.

 


Certified Yoga Instructor

Avneet Baid, Certified Yoga Instructor

Avneet is a Certified Yoga Instructor and received her certification from Pundit (Pt.) Radheshyam Mishra in Classical Yoga in mid-west India. She has been practicing Yoga since 1997. Avneet is engaged in helping others to adopt healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, manage weight problems, and address other chronic illnesses through Yoga. She applauds all the progress that science is making to win over the terrible diseases, but feels a desperate and urgent need for a healthy day-to-day lifestyle. Her desire is to not only to introduce Yoga for adults and senior citizens but also to bring the awareness of healthy living among today’s kids and young generation.

Avneet conducts workshops in a variety of organizations and teaches people how to better manage stress and live a healthy and balanced life. To schedule a workshop, please email at info@icontrolmyhealth.org.

 


Certified Family Physician

Dr. Natasha Deonarain, MD, MBA

Natasha Deonarain is a board-certified urgent care and family practice physician with 20 years of clinical and executive leadership experience in Canada and the US. In 2005, she opened several urgent care clinics featuring chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and nutraceuticals as part of a cutting-edge, integrated healthcare model. Currently, Dr. Deonarain writes and blogs extensively on shifting America to a new paradigm in healthcare based on her book, The 7 Principles of Health: Your Call to Health Consciousness. She is also founder of the Health Conscious Movement; a collaborative social network based on a new health-centric delivery model. She can be reached at info@7poh.com or through her website www.health-conscious.org.

 


Physician Assistant

Kate Pugh, PA-C

Kate is a registered Physician Assistant and has over 18 years of experience in internal medicine and surgery. She currently works in the emergency medicine department of Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD. In her current role, her responsibilities include managing the Minor Emergency Needs Department as well as evaluating and managing medical illnesses. Kate completed her Bachelor of Science – Physician Assistant Studies from St. Francis College, Loretto, PA in 1994. She also has interest in cosmetology and works at Logan 14 MedSpa in Washington DC area.

 


Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Setareh Tais, ND

Setareh Tais ND, is a naturopathic physician practicing holistic family medicine with a focus on women's health, heart disease, digestive health, pediatrics, and fertility. She received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and completed a 2-year integrative family medicine residency at a Bastyr-affiliate site. With a background in research and interest in writing, she seeks to educate the public on the prevention of chronic disease and using natural medicines to improve health. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctor's Association and participates on the legislative committee. You can learn more by visiting her website at www.fresnoholisticmedicine.net

 


Neurophysiology

Dr. Shirley Telles, MBBS, MPhil, Phd (Neurophysiology)

Dr. Shirley Telles has a MBBS, followed by an M.Phil. & Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences [NIMHANS], Bengaluru. Dr Telles is the founder president of FAITHS. She has 126 publications in indexed journals and chapters in medical books. Dr Telles currently Heads the ICMR Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology at Bengaluru. She also serves as the Director of Research at Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, founded by Swami Ramdev. Dr. Telles has received awards from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the John Templeton Foundation (U.S.A.), and received a Fulbright fellowship to study neurophysiological changes in meditators. Dr. Telles is an enthusiastic and ardent yoga practitioner herself.

 


Assistant Professor Psychiatry

Dr. Akshya Vasudev, MBBS, MD, MRCPsych, PG Cert Med Edu

Dr. A. Vasudev is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology at University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada. Dr. Vasudev has research interests in the neurobiology of late life depression with particular emphasis on cardiovascular risks and pharmacogenomics. He is collaborating with  researchers at UWO and Newcastle, UK in these areas. He has a number of publications which have appeared in various peer reviewed journals including the Cochrane Database SYST REV: of systematic reviews, BJPsych: the   British Journal of Psychiatry, BMJ: British Medical Journal, J Affect Disord: Journal of Affective Disorders. Dr. Vasudev was awarded the Junior Investigator award by the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology in 2009 for his contributions to research. In the clinic, Dr. Vasudev has an active practice in late life depression, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, delirium, psychosis and neuropsychiatry of movement disorders as well as hereditary disorders. Dr. Vasudev completed his graduate training in Medicine at Delhi University, India in 1995, postgraduate training in Pharmacology in 1999 (Delhi) and further post graduate and subsequent sub-specialization in Geriatric Psychiatry at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 2010.

 

 

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