I am Kirti Kalidas M.D., N.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Licensed Naturopathic Physician, licensed in the state of Oregon. I have been in medical practice for more than 25 years. I earned my medical degree in South Africa and completed my residency with the Georgetown program in Washington D.C.
I practiced as an Internist at my successful, busy internal medicine/family practice office for more than 15 years in the Orlando area. However, I started becoming concerned about contradictory health claims and pharmaceutical side-effects. I was sincerely interested in addressing the root cause, instead of merely masking the symptoms. I felt I was helping my patients only to some extent by alleviating symptoms, but by not addressing the root cause, I was not healing my patients.
I sold my practice and spent an additional two years broadening my medical knowledge at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am now one of few physicians in the country to hold dual doctorate degrees, and am thus uniquely positioned to truly integrate both disciplines to optimize wellness.
Health and disease come from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other factors. I prefer safe, effective, non-invasive and supportive therapies to treat a patient as a whole person to restore their natural balance. I am continuously reading new literature, attending seminars and conferences. I received additional training in Intravenous Vitamin-mineral therapy, Chelation therapy, Ozone, Hyperbaric and Oxidative medicine. I am trained in Prolozone therapy for pain and am also a lifestyle educator for preventative care and healthy fat loss. These innovative therapies have profound therapeutic value, especially when combined with traditional Naturopathic treatments. Complete health histories, diet diaries, symptom charts, reviewing past medical records, physical examinations and comprehensive baseline blood tests (or specialty lab tests), are all standard tools in my assessment and evaluation of a patient. I believe that a collaborative approach is the best form of medicine. A patient can benefit from the strengths of each discipline of medicine.
I enjoy playing the guitar and tabla and enjoy music and travelling with my wife Anita and our 2 children both physicians. Recently I have been exploring the world of photography. As a lecturer and an educator, I hold monthly seminars to raise public awareness about the benefits of natural medicine. With this advanced training and increased knowledge, I offer treatment options in Natural Therapeutics and Preventative Medicine. By treating the whole person, these programs optimize immune functions decreasing illness and enhancing the positive outcome for health and well being. My functional approach truly provides, “A bridge to health, hope, and healing.”
I am Amar Kalidas D.O. and joined The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in 2014. I graduated from medical school from Nova Southeastern University in 2010 and completed my residency training in 2013 at Florida Hospital in Orlando Florida.
As a Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician, and a trained physician with The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), my training has taught me to look at each patient as a whole person. I believe that the body has the innate ability to heal and it is the practitioner’s job to act as a guide and teacher to remove those obstacles that impair healing or impede growth. In a world of conflicting health claims and changing dynamics in medicine, it is the doctor’s job to come to a consensus with the patient to create a personalized treatment plan.
As a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), I am always looking for new treatments, strategies and modalities I can use to help the chronically ill patient.
My interests include, holistic approaches to diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, auto-immune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, men’s health and wellness, chronic infections, Lyme disease, Epstein Barr Virus, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, hormonal replacement, Hashimoto’s disease and many more conditions.
I spend 90 minutes with all my new patients so that I can get better acquainted with their medical history and old records. After that, I use a combination of specialized testing, and extensive traditional lab testing to find the root cause of disease. Then together with the patient we work on a customized treatment plan which may include diet, exercise, vitamins, hormones, supplements, nutritional IV therapy, Ozone Auto-Hemotherapy and much more.
I enjoy music, play the sitar as a hobby, and traveling with my wife.
I am a mind-body medicine physician, neurologist (licensed in the state of Arizona), certified life coach, and certified yoga/meditation instructor. I now combine all of my expertise in providing counseling and coaching to clients. I am passionate about helping clients achieve work-life balance and health through scientifically proven mind-body medicine techniques.
I specialize in coaching clients who may have the following problems:
• Headaches that won’t heal
• Feelings of anxiety, panic, or long standing depression
• Difficulty with sleep because you can’t “turn off your thoughts in your head?”
• A sense that you have lost hope to heal
• Feeling fatigued all the time no matter how much you sleep
• Health problems even though you are doing everything right with your diet and exercise,
• A hard time sticking to a healthy diet or fitness routine
My medical background as a neurologist started over 12 years ago. I completed my neurology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and two fellowships in neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan. I worked at one of the busiest epilepsy centers in the Midwest in academic medicine, and then helped to set up a neurology and epilepsy program in a community hospital in Arizona.
After I suffered my own life threatening illness, I realized the importance of the mind-body connection in addition to conventional medical therapies. I traveled around the world learning various meditation and yoga techniques. I am also a certified hatha yoga instructor. I have completed additional certifications in mind-body medicine and integrative medicine.
I also speak around the country to corporate clients and large groups on importance of using the mind-body medicine connection in healing, mindful living, and as a mindfulness expert. I am also an expert contributor to the Huffington Post and write on my own website brainbodybeauty.com
I am honored to join Dr. Kalidas’ practice, and I share his vision and passion in offering hope and healing mind, body, and spirit. I will also be teaching stress relief yoga to the patients of the practice on Monday evenings at 5:30pm.
I am a Registered Pharmacist for 23 years and a Certified Clinical Nutrition Educator for 8 years. I received my certification through the IAACN- The International American Association for Clinical Nutritionists.
Give the body what it needs and it will heal itself. Nutrition therefore is the key and foundation to good health. I have a passion to work with people of all ages to improve their health and vitality. I enjoy partnering with patients to successfully reach their goals; whether it is to lose weight, learning to make healthier food choices, or help with menu planning for those with food allergies and sensitivities. With my expertise in this area, I offer several weight loss programs. 10 and 30 day detox programs are frequently very helpful and can aid in weight loss and improvement of symptoms.
I am able to create stress-free menu planning, and one-on-one nutritional guidance for those with food allergies and diet restrictions. I also offer gluten & dairy free menu planning, vegetarian & vegan options as well as reading food labels. I work closely with all our practitioners at the Center to bring balance. Reach your health and weight loss goals and start the path to eating right today!
I can help you make nutritional changes that last a lifetime!