THP 004: Transitioning From Practicing As A Conventional MD To A Holistic MD


Dr. Anita Sadaty is a full-time, Board Certified, attending physician practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.

She attended medical school at Cornell University graduating with honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha in l994 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and completed her residency year at North Shore University Hospital in 1998.

She joined Great Neck Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1998, a group specializing in all aspects of women’s healthcare, offering a comprehensive range of gynecologic, obstetrical, radiologic and aesthetic services to suit women’s growing health care needs.

As you’ll hear in this conversation, Dr. Sadaty’s father, a retired paediatrician, was very concerned about the escalating rates of chronic disease in his home country of Iran and this started him on a journey of research which eventually lead him to write a number of books in his native language about modern chronic disease. Through this process, his views on medicine became more holistic and this inspired Dr. Sadaty to assess how she was practicing which ultimately lead her into the world of alternative/functional medicine.

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of working as a conventional OB-GYN as well as the challenges of transitioning from practicing as a conventional doctor into a model of working as a holistic medical doctor.

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Show Notes:

[3:25] How Dr. Sadaty learnt about functional medicine

[16:00] The types of conditions Anita is seeing regularly; perimenopause, menopause, PMS, infertility, libido, weight gain, fatigue, depression, IBS, migraines, chronic fatigue

[19:00] – Dr. Sadaty’s transition into working more holistically and the challenges of working as an OB-GYN

[26:05] – Trends towards natural and functional medicine

[29:10] Ideas to make functional medicine for affordable in a clinical setting

[32:15] The potential negative effects of over-treatment of Group B Strep & C-sections on the microbiome of newborn babies

[37:05] – Litigation in the OB-GYN profession and how this is affecting the numbers of people entering the field

[43:25] Dr. Sadaty’s strategies to keep healthy and balanced