Medicine is evolving and so are we. We understand that a seven-minute doctor visit is not enough time to make an accurate diagnosis of what is happening inside your body. It is clear that a better solution exists outside of conventional medicine. Despite an increase in studies and procedures, people are getting sick at an increasing rate. We understand how important it is to choose the right practice for you.
At IIHC we use the most advanced practices and research to get you well. When given the right tools, the body has an innate ability to heal itself. There is a reason why many are going towards alternative medicine – it works! With our wisdom and your knowledge, we will find the best solution for you, together.
OUR APPROACH TO MEDICINE
Our practitioners have studied in conventional, integrative, functional and naturopathic medicine. Through decades of practicing medicine and treating thousands of patients with all types of illnesses we have perfected a method to get you functioning at your best. We believe in thriving, vibrant health, not just the absence of dis-ease. Achieving this quality of health, improves all aspects of your life.
Through natural, non-toxic and highly effective modalities, our philosophy is to first do no harm. Our role is to help the body’s natural ability to heal itself by discovering, treating and removing the cause. We believe in educating, empowering and motivating you to take responsibility for your own health. We believe prevention is the best medicine. As naturopathic medical doctors, we are preventative medical specialists. With our highly acute diagnostic skills we are able to save you time, money and uncertainty.
THE WAY WE PRACTICE MEDICINE IN 6 STEPS
THE 6 STEPS TO INDIGO
COMMIT. Commitment is the first and most important step. To truly heal, you must be committed to getting better and doing what it takes to reach your health goals. The journey to health and well-being is not perfect and there is more than one way to get there. There may be several road bumps along the way, each providing learning and feedback. Commitment is your foundation that will help you get through these challenges.
KNOW. To know what is going on in your body, what you are going through and the root cause of your dis-ease is the next step. We inspire you to connect to yourself by listening to your body. We help you decipher what your body is revealing and why. We also get to know your lifestyle and how it is contributing to your health condition. Each person is unique and requires a specific way of healing for them.
UNDERSTAND. In this step we perform advanced laboratory testing to understand the conditions that we know are going on and also the ones we are unable to see. Through these in depth studies we are able to understand what is going on in your microbiome, any vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormone imbalances and much more. Now we have a better understanding and clear picture of your health.
PLAN. Once we know and understand the issues plaguing your body, we formulate a unique treatment plan that suits you and your lifestyle. We work very closely with you to decide the best plan of action for you. Everyone has his or her own unique circumstances and we make sure to create the best plan to get you on your healing journey.
ACTION. One of the most important steps where you have the most control is taking action with your plan. Through close interaction and modification, we guide you based on your feedback and questions. We empower our patients to stay strong and stick to the plan, as this is the step we see the most roadblocks. We understand that change takes time and that our minds are naturally resistant to change. That’s why we give you the support and encouragement that you need.
BALANCE. Maintaining balance in a healthy lifestyle is key. As being healthy becomes your default, there will be days you stray off your path. After investing time and energy into your health, it is important to continue to check in to prevent losing what you’ve gained. Continue the process, balance extreme highs and lows, and live a healthy, happy life. We are here for you every step of the way.
Your life can be filled with vitality at every moment regardless of your age. We believe in empowering you to have thriving, vibrant health, not just the absence of dis-ease. Achieving this quality of health, improves all aspects of your life.
It is our duty to provide our community with superior delivery of evidence based natural health services and education, while giving back to humanity. We are doing our part to leave earth a better place for our future generations by influencing thriving health for thousands of people and we want you to be one of them.
SNEJANA SHARKAR, RND, FNP, ACNP
With over 20 years of medical experience, Snejana Sharkar is an excellent health care provider who has dedicated her life to medicine and patient care. With a long history of working in hospitals to later studying Naturopathic and Functional Medicine, she is the foundation of Indigo and will find the best solution for you. She finds special interest in thyroid irregularities, Lyme disease, hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, gastrointestinal diseases, and immune system imbalances as seen with patients who are diagnosed with cancer.
ISABEL SHARKAR, NMD
Dr. Isabel Sharkar, NMD, is co-founder of Indigo Integrative Health Clinic in Washington, D.C., a thriving clinic that has been serving the local community in health restoration and body optimization for over a decade. Being in constant pursuit for truth and healing Dr. Isabel graduated in 2011 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.
DIVA NAGULA, D.O., DABPMR
Dr. Diva Nagula is a board-certified physician and has extensive knowledge and training in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Nagula grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. His interest in medicine developed at an early age when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Recently, Dr. Nagula completed training in Integrative Medicine under the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil. Since his training, he has become passionate about practicing medicine that focuses on treating the root cause of diseases.
SARAH DOOLEY, FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
Sarah is passionate about Functional Medicine and truly understanding the root causes of illnesses and diseases. Realizing conventional medicine ignores the basic fundamentals like diet and nutrition, she is dedicated to her development in Functional Medicine and healthy living. Sarah has her Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States
Greg is tying in the spiritual and physical aspect to Indigo Integrative Health Clinic, as well as being the marketing guru and alliance builder. He has studied plant medicine and ancient ways of healing for the past decade and is a strong believer in the power of plants to heal man’s ailments to align the person to the highest version of themselves. With 20 years of physical training experience, Greg believes Qi Gong is the most comprehensive exercise for the mind, body and soul. Greg is currently offering Sphinx Code sessions to help you understand yourself on a soul level and align with your true purpose.
Rouf has been an integral and foundational part of Indigo Integrative Health Clinic from the very beginning. He is the original office manager and keeps everything and everyone functioning to the best ability. You may see him wandering around the office with a big smile on his face making sure everybody is happy and taken care of. Rouf’s passions include finance and traveling to new destinations.
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