Shilpa P. Saxena, MD is a Board-Certified Family Practice physician whose passion and purpose come to life through her experiences with education and patient empowerment to attain extraordinary life outcomes for her patients and community. In addition to over 15 years of progressive patient care in her successful functional medicine practice, Dr. Saxena is a Fellow & Guest Faculty of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty with the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Volunteer Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is an expert in the Group Visit medical model and enjoys bringing unique solutions to audiences in her classic 'keep it simple' style. With an excitement of being a part of the movement positioned to cure the worldwide chronic disease epidemic, she speaks internationally to encourage and inspire both physicians and patients to regain the power to activate a transformation towards wellbeing.
Dr. Saxena graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine through the prestigious Junior Honors Medical Program, then completing her Family Practice residency training at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She served as Chief Resident and received additional Certification in Low Risk Obstetrics. Serving the rural and urban underserved families of North Jacksonville, Dr. Saxena was dedicated to ensuring all patients, regardless of background, gain access to the personalized medicine all patients deserve.
Inspired to create a doctor's office that offered all the meaningful components of good patient care, she opened the SevaMed Institute, applying her core principle of ‘Patients Powered by Knowledge.' Her practical approach focuses on treating and reversing the root causes of illness, the obvious solution to the chronic disease epidemic. Her extraordinary patient outcomes have attracted the attention of local, national and international patient and physician communities who are equally motivated to transition from a disease-based to a health-promoting healthcare system. Unsatisfied with just helping her own patients, Dr. Saxena expanded her outreach to her local community creating the Center for Living Wellness, an environment where group education lectures, personalized fitness & yoga classes, a community-based organic co-op, healthy cooking classes and other revolutionary services are offered.
Understanding a continued need for her education to reach a broader patient audience, Dr. Saxena launched LivingWellnessUniversity.com. This innovative site provides implementable, health promoting lifestyle medicine information that so many people desire from today's physicians. By providing ‘Education Beyond Medication' through her entertaining, yet informative, online clinical lectures, nutrition-focused cooking classes and fitness & yoga programs, LivingWellnessUniversity.com won the Award of Distinction in the internationally recognized 2012 Communicator Awards for its cutting-edge creativity. Most importantly, LWU continues to bring self-healing potential to more in need.
Dr. Saxena's latest outreach goals include improving the health of the ‘work communities' many of us live in 40+ hours a week. After creating Living Wellness Advanced Corporate Health, she continues to see the power of lifestyle medicine education in action. Employees ultimately improve their personal health status and the health culture of their work environments. Corporate entities enjoy happier, healthier and more productive employees- all of which significantly improve their company's financial health- a win-win for all.
Supporting the health-focused movement even further, she is working with medical students, residents and physicians at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine Family Medicine and Community Health Department to introduce and advance the concepts of functional, integrative and lifestyle medicine because she appreciates that "it takes a village" to change healthcare. Dr. Saxena is privileged to fulfill her roles as physician-healer, educator, and leader in the fundamental health care shift that is urgently needed to improve the well-being of people globally.
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