As an Integrative Medicine practitioner I focus on a holistic approach to care, that addresses not only physical, but also psychological, social, spiritual and environmental influences on health. By spending more time with my patients, I create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s unique needs and circumstances. I combine the most cutting edge innovations of modern medicine with integrative modalities such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and nutrition to help prevent diseases and attain optimal health.
While growing up in India, Dr. Parikh developed an interest in ancient traditions of yoga, meditation and started practicing at a very young age. She moved to the United States as a teenager and graduated as a valedictorian from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
After college, she embarked on a solo spiritual journey through South East Asia, where she advanced her interest in eastern medicine. She went on to graduate with honors from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Parikh is now an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College where she plays an active role in medical education, research and patient care. As a board certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, she has co-founded the Integrative Health program at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Parikh is also trained in Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, Acupuncture and Plant Based Nutrition. As a lifelong vegetarian and practitioner of yoga, meditation, and pranayama, she practices what she preaches. As a New Yorker, she understands the challenges of a hectic, stressful urban lifestyle, especially when it comes to developing healthy habits and practicing self care. Her mission is to partner with her patients, to create health and harmony, within oneself, and the environment that surrounds us.
Dr. Parikh has been featured on Dr. Oz Show, VICE news, NBC news, Wall Street Journal, and Women's Health Magazine