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In order to provide effective health solutions, our team incorporates both natural and conventional medicine into our patient-centered treatment plans. Learn more about our team below.

Our Team

Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, ND

Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, ND

Dr.Kulkarni established Core Integrative & Naturopathic Medical Center (CINMC) after working as the Director of Functional Medicine at a multidisciplinary clinic for many years. Her deep passion for treating the “whole patient” and not just the symptoms has proven very effective over the years, resulting in many success stories. Her unique approach came into spotlight when one of her patients wrote a book (called Walking with Peety) about his weight loss transformation. This patient centered approach has evolved into The CORE Strategy ™ that is central to her practice. She has also been featured in the book, Mutual Rescue by Carol Novello and on multiple health podcasts. Dr.Kulkarni has been a speaker at the International Conference for Nutrition in Medicine in Washington DC organized by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and regularly conducts health webinars for Silicon Valley companies. She completed her medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been practicing in the Bay Area for over 12 years. She sits on the Board of Directors at the Institute for Natural Medicine. She is an active member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Carrie Mousseau, MD

Dr. Carrie Mousseau, MD

Dr. Mousseau is an internal medicine physician and has been practicing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Throughout her medical career, she has strived to utilize the "treat the whole patient" approach. Dr.Mousseau incorporates functional medicine in her practice since she is convinced about the effectiveness of using an  integrative approach in treating patients. She specializes in women’s health, gastrointestinal balance, clinical homeopathy and chronic disease management. Dr.Mousseau trained at New York Medical College and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara. She has kept up with her functional medicine training and is  certified in clinical homeopathy for medical professionals and prolotherapy.

Pauravi Shirgaonkar

Pauravi Shirgaonkar, Patient Coordinator

Pauravi is our Patient Coordinator who has extensive patient facing experience. She grew up in a family of medical professionals with an integrative approach to health and healing. She completed her Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences in India and after coming to the US she finished graduate school with a Masters in Training and Development. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a while and while teaching pharmacy courses she discovered her passion for working directly with people. With her calm demeanor, friendly attitude and knowledge about various aspects of an integrative practice, she is a natural fit into our team. She loves traveling with her family, enjoys reading, listening to music and volunteers for a non-profit organization in her free time.

Reviews

We have all 5 star reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook, Nextdoor and some reviews sent to us directly. Find some select reviews below.

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S. Ross

A few years ago, my health began to decline and I was unable to pinpoint why I felt so poorly. My primary physician was unable to determine the direction of treatment after performing the requisite blood tests. I decided to try a gluten-free diet and found immediate, although not complete, relief. My husband found a clinic that included gluten-free therapy which I decided to investigate. So here begins my journey under the care of Dr. Preeti Kulkarni.
That was several years ago. With Dr. Kulkarni’s guidance and various tests, a plan of treatment was formed. I am now fairly certain that I have had a gluten sensitivity for most of my life not realizing this earlier since only recently has it been in western medicine’s radar. This sensitivity for that long a period contributed the other health care issues that have taken time to treat. During these past few years, Dr. Kulkarni patiently guided my treatment through diet and herbal solutions while trying to incorporate her treatment with my lifestyle that includes a stressful job where I have long days.
She always answered all my questions with the most current naturopathic principles and treatment. Her patient, and positive demeanor always makes for an enjoyable visit. I am at the point now that I feel 100% most of the time (where during the pre-treatment years was absent for about 20 years).
​I am not the most obedient patient and because I am feeling well, I occasionally indulge myself in some culinary treats such as ice cream. I can’t thank Dr. Kulkarni enough for standing by me and giving me a sense of health and well-being which was absent for so long. I highly recommend anyone who might be considering a naturopathic physician to visit Dr. Kulkarni.

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Katrina O.

I have been a patient of Dr. Preeti Kulkarni’s for several years and first sought out a naturopathic doctor because I suspected I had gluten sensitivity and wanted accurate testing. My lab results did indicate gluten sensitivity, and Dr. Kulkarni began to put the pieces of my medical history together.  She explained my diagnosis with clarity and compassion and changed my life in the best possible way.
I saw positive results in less than a week!  I am now a healthy individual for the first time in my life. My testing also indicated deficiencies in important vitamins and minerals.  Dr. Kulkarni explained why I was deficient and how taking the recommended supplements would help my body heal.  Dr. Kulkarni has a wonderful way of educating the patient with current scientific research and her natural ability to connect with her patients to be sure they understand.
Dr. Kulkarni goes in depth like no other medical doctor I’ve experienced.  She treats the whole person and believes, as I do, that the mind and body are working together.  Dr. Kulkarni has put the pieces of my medical puzzle together, and I now am in excellent health.  I’ve even eliminated medications prescribed by previous doctors who weren’t able to make the connection to gluten, which was the root cause of my varied symptoms from congestion, sinus infections, rosacea, diarrhea, and depression.
I highly recommend Dr. Preeti Kulkarni to others.  She is a doctor whom one can trust.  In fact, my daughter is also a patient, which is the best compliment.

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Eric O'Grey

In 2010 at age 51, I was 320 pounds at 5’10”, my waist was 52 inches, and most of my shirts were 3-4 XL. I had Type 2 diabetes, my total cholesterol was over 300, and my blood pressure was 160/100. I had tried and failed with every diet plan, diet book, and diet gimmick ever marketed for weight loss in the U.S. I was taking over $1000 in medications per month, including insulin, statins, and numerous medications intended to mitigate the side effects of other medications. My medical doctor told me to purchase a cemetery plot, because I would likely need one in the next five years.
As a last ditch effort to avoid bariatric surgery, I consulted with Dr. Kulkarni, a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Kulkarni interviewed me extensively as a new patient to determine the underlying cause of my morbid obesity. Among Dr. Kulkarni's initial advice, including a nutrition plan, was to rescue a dog from a local shelter. She explained that I needed the exercise I would get from walking my dog for a half hour twice each day, and bonding with the dog would help me reconnect with others and believe in myself. In addition to following her advice and switching to a whole foods, plant based diet, I called a local shelter and asked for an obese, middle aged dog so we would have something in common. And that's how I met Peety, the 7 year old dog who helped rescue me.
I met with Dr. Kulkarni every week over the next year to discuss my progress and fine tune my results. And by the end of that year, my weight had dropped to 180 pounds, my waist was down to 33 inches, and I wore a size medium shirt. My type 2 diabetes and all my other health problems were reversed, and I no longer took any medications. Today I am 56, but feel like I'm 25, and I’ve sustained my results for 5 years.
When people ask how I turned my life around, I point to Dr. Kulkarni and the dog she encouraged me to rescue. I could not have reversed my physical problems without first correcting the underlying causes of my problems, which were caused by my standard American diet, my sedentary lifestyle, and because I became reclusive and stopped caring about myself and others. Because of Dr. Kulkarni's persistence, I was able to lose weight by sticking with my plant based diet and walking Peety for at least a half hour twice each day. I am now in perfect health and a better person in every aspect of my life because of what Dr. Kulkarni helped me to accomplish.

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