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Our weight loss patients not only lose weight but also learn long term habits that help them keep the extra weight off! Our primary focus is on investigating and identifying the underlying cause of difficulty losing weight and coaching is an essential part of the program. In addition to working with Dr.Kulkarni, some patients require more frequent check-ins for implementing their diet and lifestyle modifications. In such cases, we highly recommend fitness coaches that share our philosophy of viewing “food as nourishment” (rather than number of calories!) and individualizing exercise routines to form long term habits. Charmi and Carlos at Cimply Fit share this philosophy.

Cimply Fit

Cimply Fit offers nutrition coaching and exercise programming to clients who want to lose weight sustainably. We take the guesswork out of what to eat, how much, how often so you can enjoy food the way it was meant to be, without the fear of dieting and overwhelming workouts. Cimply Fit's 1:1 nutrition coaching program has helped clients across the world. Interested in more information, click on this link below and fill out the form:

Charmi Ramchandani, Founder, Head Coach and Habit Educator at Cimply Fit

After an invasive abdominal surgery that left her weak, she hired a personal trainer to help her with strength training and nutrition to regain her muscle. She quickly realized the nutrition was limited to chicken and broccoli. She decided to create a change in the industry by creating a nutrition program that was inclusive of cultural foods. The Cimply Fit coaching program is based on the philosophy that food is more than just fuel and avoids creating diet plans that can feel restrictive. Charmi is a NASM certified personal trainer and PN certified Nutrition Coach. She has personally coached over 200 men and women in the US and internationally.

Carlo Contreras is the Assistant coach at Cimply Fit

Carlos' journey started as a martial arts student, exercise enthusiast, and whole foods lover. Throughout these years, he experienced the benefits of eating better and being more active. After working on his own health and reaping the benefits from a fitter body, he decided to pay it forward by teaching others the benefits of sustainable nutrition and exercise. In his quest to spread his message, Carlos continues to invest in his education to better serve his clients. Carlos is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach with over 10 years experience in the fitness industry.

Please note that when you sign up through the link on this website, Core Integrative and Naturopathic Medical Center will receive a commission on all purchases for the time spent on collaboration with coaches.

Spring Wellness Series

This webinar series is FREE for all attendees. Dr. Preeti Kulkarni will be hosting health experts for a live discussion followed by Q&A session for all attendees. The session will be held between 12noon-1pm on every other Wednesday starting April 7th (see dates & speakers below). Register for one, two or all sessions. Registration also subscribes you to receive our newsletters and information about future events.

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April 7th: Q&A with dentist Dr. Jen Chiang, DDS

Find out the how your dental health carries clues to your overall health! Dr. Jen will discuss what red flags of poor dental health and how dental health and overall health are interlinked. She will tell us what we can do beyond brushing & flossing to keep our teeth healthy which in turn supports our overall wellbeing! To find out more about her check out her website.

April 21st: Q&A with Charmi R. Fitness coach

Charmi is a nutrition, fitness coach  who works with her clients to help them incorporate healthy eating and exercise routines into their lifestyle. Charmi will describe how she helps her clients set goals and create a system to help them achieve those goals. She will discuss how small changes can result in big transformations! Check out her Facebook page for more information.

May 5th: Q&A with Dr. Divya Raghavan, Physical Therapist

Find out strategies to prevent injuries and how physical therapy can help, when injuries do occur! Physical therapy is an essential part of treating the whole patient, when it comes to pain management and you can find out more about Dr.Divya and her practice here.

DISCLAIMER: The information and content in these Zoom Sessions is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical advice, is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease and is not intended as a substitute for or to replace the advice provided in a one-on-one relationship with your qualified health care professional. Nothing stated by Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, ND and the guest speakers in these Zoom sessions is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine and you should not rely on the information provided in these Zoom sessions as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider familiar with your personal situation and health with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, using any treatment for a health problem, undertaking any diet, exercise or other health program or making any medical or lifestyle changes. Information provided in these Zoom sessions does NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, ND and/or the guest speakers.  The education and information presented herein is intended for a general audience and does not purport to be, nor should it be construed as, specific advice tailored to any individual. The use of any information provided in this webinar is solely at your own risk. Any information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

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Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that utilizes gentle and non-invasive, yet effective,  methods of treatment to help patients achieve optimal health. The process of making a diagnosis is identical to conventional medicine, but  once the diagnosis is made, the emphasis is on correcting  the underlying cause of disease.  Each patient is unique and the same diagnosis in two patients may have a very different root cause, therefore, the treatment will be different too.The practice of naturopathic medicine is based on six principles

  • First, do no harm (Primum, non nocere)
  • Stimulate the Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
  • Treat the Whole Person- individualized care (Tolle totum)
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
  • Focus on Prevention (Praevenire)

For more information about naturopathic medicine, visit the Institute for Natural Medicine.

Who is a Naturopathic Doctor?

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Naturopathic Doctors receive their training and education at accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They work to diagnose, prevent and treat patients suffering from various chronic diseases. They apply the six principles of naturopathic medicine to stimulating the innate self-healing capacity of the body. They utilize a ‘Therapeutic Order’ in treatment plans such that it provides the maximum benefit to the patient while causing the least amount of side-effects.

Will my insurance cover your services?

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While we do not directly bill insurance companies, we provide Superbills that are used by patients for reimbursement. We encourage you to call your insurance providers and inquire about out-of-network coverage specifics in your plan. Learn more about Superbills here.

If I have to pay out of pocket, what are my options?

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Option 1: Sign up for a membership!
We offer convenient subscription based membership options for you and family members based on your healthcare needs. You pay a monthly fee for access to our services and discounts on supplements and additional services not typically included in your plan. FSA and HSA accounts may be used for your membership options with a few exceptions.  This option is recommended for patients who need care on a regular basis without having to submit Superbills.
Memberships are renewed annually unless otherwise notified. Additional discount applies for members who choose to pay annually.

Option 2: Pay per visit and submit a Superbill to your insurance provider after you make a payment.
Many of our patients use their HSA and FSA plans for visit fees and supplements, and we are happy to provide the payment receipts and Superbills. If your insurance  plan provides out-of-network coverage, Superbills can be submitted for reimbursement. For labs, with the exception of few specialized tests, most blood tests can be ordered through your in-network providers.

What are the different membership plans?

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There are three types of memberships currently offered and the details are provided to each patient after their initial consult, along with an estimate in an email. Here is a quick overview:
Core Optimal Plan: For patients primarily seeking Naturopathic Care.
Core Plus: For patients seeking Naturopathic as well as Physical therapy care.
Core Family: Includes Core optimal benefits for a family of four.

What is a Superbill?

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Insurance companies require a Superbill in order to reimburse you for out-of-network services. This is a document that includes details of the provider, practice and other pertinent information required by insurance providers. Learn more about Superbills here.

Can I continue to see my PCP or other specialists?

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Yes; we encourage patients to continue seeing their other providers as needed. A naturopathic doctor should be an addition to your team of healthcare providers rather than your exclusive providers. NDs often collaborate patients care with other providers in a HIPAA compliant manner.

Are supplements regulated by the FDA?

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Dietary supplements are regulated under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) and you can read more about it here.NDs are educated in safe use of supplements and patients are required to follow strict dosage and duration guidelines when using specifically recommended dietary supplements.