ABOUT DR. DV & CCIM:

Dr. DV, Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, ABIM, ABOIM, AACE, is Medical Director of The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

Mission statement:

It is with utmost humility that I accept the privilege to be of service, providing medical care for you. My work and intent is to provide sustainable, lasting solutions leading to true healing, by addressing and resolving the underlying causes of illness; once this is achieved, coherent strategies aimed at longevity and optimization of health are implemented. I am grateful to CCIM for providing me a platform by which my protocols can be of service, and I am grateful to you to be given an opportunity to be of service. CCIM makes use of a wide range of tools (pharmaceutical, compounded, naturopathic, lifestyle, nutritional, mind-body) in the creation of customized treatment programs after exhaustive diagnostic testing. The cardinal rule firstly is to do no harm, and secondly is to be effective.

Dr. DV is a dual board certified integrative internal medicine specialist and is licensed to practice medicine in California and Maryland. Prior to medical training, he worked as a physical trainer and Yogatherapist. He studied biological sciences and philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, pursued medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine, and internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. He formed CCIM in late November 2012. Dr. DV also is a classically trained musician, plays Veena and piano, and focuses on composition.

The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC (CCIM) is a holistic wellness and medical center with offices in Columbia, MD, Palm Desert, CA, and Woodland Hills, CA. CCIM specializes in reversing, preventing, and treating chronic medical illness in the scope of internal medicine, via customized high-quality CCIM programs tailored to the individual needs of patients and clients. CCIM was born in late 2012 in Columbia, MD, as a partnership between Dr. DV and a physical therapy practice, focusing initially on treating chronic pain. CCIM has grown in direct proportion to Dr. DV’s growth and skill in integrative medicine, and now offers multiple highly useful programs such as Women’s Endocrine Health, GI Detox & Restoration, Type 1 Diabetes, Reversing Diabetes and Heart Disease, Immune Restoration, Pain Resolution & Joint Restoration, Kidney Stone Reversal, and Brain Chemistry Balancing Programs.

In 2013 CCIM was awarded “Top Integrative Internal Medicine Specialist in Maryland” by the International Association of Internists. In 2014 having opened offices in California, CCIM initiated a hospital contract with Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, MD, and in 2015 was awarded “Top 10 Holistic Doctor in LA” by Caster Magazine.

Today CCIM has hundreds of patients on both coasts and is enthusiastically accepting new patients.

DAILY PRACTICE OF CONNECTION

Isolation, both physical and emotional are associated with more heart disease
Emotional healing helps heal the heart.
Even speaking truthfully from the heart once weekly for an hour will be beneficial
Background information

http://www.ornishspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/effects-of-stress-management-training.pdf
http://ornishspectrum.com/living/practice-love-and-support

CENTRAL PHARMACY EVENT

CCIM network physicians include: Integrative practitioners in the fields of cardiology, neurology, and obstetrics/gynecology, as well as cutting edge specialists in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery, infectious disease, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and Nutritional Medicine
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FOR NEW MARYLAND PATIENTS

At this time we are offering only phone consultations to new Maryland patients. The phone consultation is as comprehensive as the in-office consultation, of course without the ability to perform physical examination. We have patients all over the country and in other countries, and we have found this system to be effective.

The way it works is, you schedule a comprehensive phone consultation with Dr DV that takes about 2 hours; typically this will lead to a mutually-agreed upon plan of action to achieve your goals. This likely will involve further testing (covered by insurance) to assess your physiology. Our practice is predicated on the idea that symptoms are caused by underlying imbalances that can be reversed.

A second phone consultation occurs after the test results come back, and a comprehensive therapeutic plan of action is initiated. Upon starting therapies, each patient is in regular communication with us, via HIPPA compliant phone, email or text, weekly or biweekly depending on the complexity of the case. As a result of this continuous communication, we ensure that quality of life improves, health is optimized, and symptoms resolve.

Unfortunately, this model isn’t covered by medical insurance, which is based on billing for office visits, rather than on holistic understanding of the patient and his/her life. The costs for our program is as follows:

Initial phone consultation fee: $250
Follow up phone consultation fee: $100
Monthly membership fee: $400/person, $600/couple

The monthly membership fee gives you unfettered access to Dr DV and Elaina our Wellness Coordinator, via email, text, and phone, and ensures that communication is optimized. Office visits are also included. CCIM team will serve as your advocate if you are interacting with other medical providers, and will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals.

Please feel free to respond back with any questions, or call 410 934 3440 to discuss this with our Wellness Coordinator Elaina Heather.

Thank you and we look forward to being of service

Alex Demontaigne
CCIM Executive Office
The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine

WHAT TO COOK AND WHAT TO EAT RAW

Just as the pine cone releases a seed when exposed to the heat from a forest fire, micronutrients are released from food upon gentle cooking. Lycopene, the potent anti-oxidant in tomatoes, is released and available for absorption upon ingestion of cooked tomatoes. Steaming vegetables for a few moments increases micronutrient bioavailability.
If you insist on eating raw foods, they should be sprouted. Eat sprouted beans, lentils, legumes, seeds. Fruits, fermented vegetables and fruits, and fish (sushi) are appropriately eaten raw.
Also raw food diets can be deficient in vitamin B12; this can be avoided by including blue-green algae (spirulina) in the raw food diet.