Dr. Preeti Kulkarni is a Doctor of Naturopathic medicine, a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Before joining HealthNOW Medical Center, Dr. Kulkarni worked at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Los Gatos, Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Sherbourne Community Health Centre, both in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Kulkarni’s approach to treatment is based on the five principles of Naturopathic medicine: First, to do no harm. Second, stimulate the healing power of nature. Third, treat the root cause. Fourth, treat the person as a whole and design an individualized plan. Fifth, practice and teach the principles of preventative medicine and healthy living.
Dr. Kulkarni embodies these core principles by using a holistic approach towards the treatment of each individual. Specific lifestyle factors are considered when designing a personalized treatment program including current health status, genetic makeup, nutritional status, level of physical activity, as well as socio-cultural and ethnic background.
Dr. Kulkarni incorporates a variety of treatment modalities including dietary modifications, nutritional supplements, herbal and homeopathic remedies, physical medicine and hydrotherapy. Preeti believes that proper nutrition is the key to good health and is critical to a patient’s well-being. She is able to effectively target and handle such stressors as food allergens, infections and toxins through her treatment methods.
Dr. Kulkarni has a passion for helping people identify obstacles to optimal health and motivates her patients to take charge of their own health. She treats patients of all ages and has successfully helped those with a broad range of acute as well as chronic conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, thyroid disorders, arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. She has worked with patients to prevent progression of pre-diabetes into diabetes and prevent progression of high blood pressure into full blown hypertension by using natural therapies. She is also an active proponent of optimal women’s health and has helped patients with conditions such as severe PMS, PCOS as well as peri and post-menopausal hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Kulkarni has lived in three different countries and loves to travel. As an undergraduate, she received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree with majors in biology and anthropology. It was here that she developed a special interest in cultural foods and the relevance of ethnic diets. She uses that knowledge to guide her patients in making appropriate dietary changes while keeping in mind their cultural needs.
In her spare time, Dr. Kulkarni enjoys experimenting with new recipes, reading books and spending time with family and friends. She loves to teach and is part of the Doctors’ Speakers Network, through which she delivers lectures to employees at Silicon Valley corporations on a variety of health topics as a community service. She is also a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.