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Dr. Kirti Kalidas

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, Amar and Poonam, both in medical school. 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.”

Dr. Thomas Moraczewski

I am a Board-Certified physician in Obstetrics-Gynecology and practiced in the Destin-Ft. Walton Beach, Florida for nearly 30 years. Having delivered nearly 6,000 babies and performed thousands of major and minor surgeries, I have experience in working with women through all their hormonal phases. I have prescribed bio-identical hormones safely to women since 1999 and now work with men in their hormonal needs. The goal of modern “hormonal medicine” is to measure, replace, and balance hormones to youthful levels. There are many nuances in hormone testing and replacement, and I have experience using saliva, blood, and urine hormone levels. Replacing hormones hopefully will restore vitality and energy to men and women of all ages. My particular interests include:
· Perimenopause and menopause hormone issues
· Thyroid disorders, particularly Hashimoto’s autoimmune
· Prevention of breast cancer
· Genomic nutritional analysis through DNA testing (“23andMe” saliva DNA test)
· Hormone imbalances for men and women
· Adrenal fatigue
· Medical management of uterine fibroids
· PCOS evaluation and treatment options
· Preconceptual evaluation and detoxification prior to pregnancy

Hormones are a symphony. Many factors can affect the delicate balance between the multiple members in this orchestra. These instruments include the adrenals, the pituitary gland, insulin, thyroid, growth hormone, melatonin, parathyroid, neurohormones (serotonin, dopamine, etc.), and the sex hormones. Hormone metabolism is crucial in the ways they are produced and broken down in our body, as related to breast and prostate health. Hormone receptors on our cell membranes are all nutritionally based (minerals, vitamins, enzymes, etc.), thereby integrating nutritional testing as needed.

I attended the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Physics, medical school at Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine, and an OB-GYN internship and residency in the military at Madigan Army Medical Center near Seattle, one of the military’s busiest obstetrical hospitals. I completed a two-year Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine as well as Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology, becoming Board Certified through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (not affiliated or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine).

I have written three books in the reproductive field:
· Life’s Beginnings
· Birth Sounds — Tales from the Birthing Room
· Reproductive Ethics – A Moral Evaluation of the New Technology

I share with Dr. Kalidas’ vision of restoring, renewing, and revitalizing your health.

Amar Kalidas, D.O.

Amar Kalidas, D.O. is  board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University in 2010 and completed his residency training at Florida Hospital in 2013.

Dr. Amar’s interests include, holistic health approaches to diabetes, hypertension,  elevated cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, men’s health and wellness.  He also works with patients to control chronic infections like Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr Virus, Mycoplasma Pneumonia and many others.

Dr. Amar believes 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, Dr. Amar believes it is the doctor’s job to come to a consensus with the patient to create their own personalized treatment plan.  Often these plans may include nutritional IV therapy, Ozone Auto-hemotherapy, food elimination diets, antiviral herbs, detox protocols and much more.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D.

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.

Anita Kalidas - Nutrition Educator

Kiara Ob erhaensliI 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 including the HCG program. 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!

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates

I can help you make nutritional changes that last a lifetime!

Lareece Long – Lymphatic Therapy

Lareece specializes in Bio-Photonic Lymphatic drainage and energetic therapies. She is also a tireless supporter and consultant for the medical marijuana and cannabidiol, CBD) industry.

The Lymphatic System is the base of the Immune system and the Energy Highway in the body. It is responsible for cleaning the entire cellular environment and bringing oxygen directly to each cell.

The B.E.L.D. ™ System utilizes a “Light Wand” that is most efficient in breaking down protein blockages (which cause discomfort, disease, and death) by eliminating Hypoxia, which is a severe lack of oxygen at the cellular level.

Cleansing the Lymphatic System using the B.E.L.D. ™ System is the easiest way to address the protein blockages from, toxins, chemicals, additives, stress, negative thoughts, actions and feelings. Every disease known is caused by these protein blockages in the Lymphatic System. Our proprietary LED technology is designed specifically for removing protein blockage efficiently from the Lymphatic System.

Lareece has developed a long standing relationship, with Dr. Kailas and the family at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, where she attends to her own clients, as well as referrals from other physicians within the office.  She is honored and shares a strong belief in offering hope, healing for the mind, body, spirit and emotions.

She is a student of life whose journey has allowed her to successfully, partake, demonstrate, research and observe, a variety of healing modalities.  Lareece enjoys her work and is known for coaching others into achieving their desired outcomes.