My own personal health challenges motivated me to seek complementary therapies to conventional western medicine. Starting over a decade ago, I began to suffer from various health ailments. After seeing some of the best specialists that western medicine could offer, I was no better than when I started.
I was fortunate to gain exposure to integrative and functional medicine and learned about the underlying factors that can lead to illness. I decided to pursue training in functional medicine, environmental medicine, and various other complementary modalities, while simultaneously being a patient of these philosophies. Training in a holistic medicine model has given me a much broader perspective while working with patients to optimize their health.
I am grateful for my initial 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 journey into the world of holistic medicine.
Since completing my training in Philadelphia, I have worked in various settings, including working in an inner city primary care clinic, working with veterans at various VA hospitals in the US, and seeing patients in an urgent care setting.
At Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, I combine western and complementary diagnostics and therapies to help patients reach their health goals.
I work with patients on various factors that can affect health, including nutrition, stress, emotional well-being, dysbiosis (altered gut flora), environmental factors, and allergens. I also offer guidance on dietary modification to determine what would most suit you and your condition, including vegetarian/vegan, paleo, autoimmune paleo, low FODMAP, SCD/GAPS, among others.
I enjoy working with patients of all ages with a variety of health challenges, including those individuals suffering from complex illnesses as well as those looking to optimize health.
I have a special interest in digestive disorders, (IBS, IBD, GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc.), skin disorders (acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc.) and autoimmune disease. I pay particular attention to the role of food intolerance and environmental exposures in these conditions.
Conditions that I treat include:
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PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Kapadia does NOT work as a primary care doctor. She DOES work as a complementary care provider—-she is available to provide a holistic view and treatment plan for a variety of disorders. She is happy to coordinate care with your primary care doctor and work with all of your providers.
Insurances accepted: BC/BS (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Aetna, Cigna, United, Moda, Lifewise, Providence, First Choice, among others. Please call for details: 503-701-8766. Additional insurance information regarding what your insurance does/does not cover can be found at: http://www.amikapadia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Insurance-information-for-patients-for-website-.pdf