No Nonsense Medicine

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: There’s not only one way to do things, and it's essential to realize that you need to be an advocate for your own health.
Air Date: 11/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Partha Nandi, MD
Dr. Partha Nandi has a diverse background. Born in Calcutta, India, he immigrated to the United States as a child. At the age of 16, he completed his high school education in Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded a full academic scholarship to Ohio State University and University of Notre Dame. To remain closer to his family, he chose Ohio State. Partha graduated summa cum laude (Top 1% of the class), a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, with a Bachelors degree in chemistry and a minor in classical Greek civilization. Partha also served as the Rhoades scholarship representative from Ohio State and was voted the Homecoming King, amongst 55,000 students enrolled at the time.

He then traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to obtain his medical degree at Wayne State University. At Wayne State, he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated in the top 10% of the class. He also completed his internal medicine training at Wayne State University, where he was the intern of the year. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Nandi practices gastroenterology in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of several publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a national speaker, educating physicians on various topics within medicine. He is a patient advocate, emphasizing empathy in patient care and treatment of the entire patient, both body and mind.

He is married to Kali Nandi, has a daughter and a newborn son. He is an avid sports fan, especially basketball, tennis, and football. Whether it’s the Detroit Pistons, Tigers, Lions, or Red Wings, he is a loyal supporter of Detroit sports. Partha is passionate, empathetic and dedicated to his patients and his community.
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No Nonsense Medicine
Medicine and health can be very confusing at times. Doctors often speak to you in very technical terms, insurance and medical bills can be extremely confusing and the array of treatment options can be downright dizzying.

Fortunately, you can use some key strategies to achieve "no nonsense" medicine.

Special guest, Dr. Partha Nandi, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some of these tactics.

Most importantly, it's essential to realize that you need to be an advocate for your own health. There’s not only one way to do things. You can effectively combine both Western and Eastern medicine for incredible results. Also, if you're just not feeling right about a diagnosis or treatment option, get a second opinion -- it's your right as the patient.

Another tip Dr. Nandi offers is to use the Internet wisely. It can be a very helpful supportive tool... but always follow-up with your healthcare provider before self-medicating.

Prevention is critical for good health, and your nutrition becomes a huge part of that. Aim for the healthiest foods possible.

Learn about these key tips and more with Dr. Nandi.
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