By Dr. DV, Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, ABIM, ABOIM Medical Director, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM) As an integrative internal medicine specialist, it is indeed an honor and a privilege to be of service to my female patients. Approximately 90% of my patients are women, and as a result of working closely with them to optimize their health, what we witness routinely are beautiful stories of healing, wellness, a reversal of illness, and proactive approaches to health and life in general. An alarming number of women over fifty in this country have hypothyroidism, and I am so impressed that my female patients are very interested to learn how they can heal, improve their physiology and health, and get to the underlying cause of hormone, gastrointestinal, psychospiritual, autonomic, and neurologic imbalances. The thyroid is just the beginning of the story. Our Hormone Balancing program starts with a comprehensive assessment including an initial encounter which may range from 2-4 hours, and close follow up thereafter. When indicated we pursue specialized hormone diagnostic testing using blood, saliva, urine, and stool samples which provide an abundance of data that can be used to articulate the underlying physiologic causes of symptoms. Simply put, we specialize in understanding the root causes of symptoms. Although we start typically by assessing physiology, what ends up happening is an unfoldment of the true entirety of the person; we put together psychospiritual, nutritional, and emotional health assessments to fully round out the picture. As a result, our patients feel that we truly understand what they are going through and that we can help them achieve their goals. Once the assessment is complete, we make use of our specialized therapies and programs to be of service to our patients. All therapies are customized to the particular nuances and goals of each patient.

Therapies Include:

  • Bioidentical Plant-based Hormone therapies prepared by the most experienced compounding pharmacists in the country
  • Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil therapies with customized protocols
  • Integrative Alchemy and Perception Reframing Strategies
  • Customized Clinical Yogatherapy
  • YogaSCULPT (healthy weight loss and muscle toning)
  • Micronutrient Therapies (isotonic, injected, bioavailable, pill)
  • Compounded Pharmaceutical therapies (if necessary)
  • Customized Nutritional Meal Planning featuring functional food based/phytohormone rich foods.
  • Medical Grade Naturopathic Herbal formulas
  • Lifestyle, Hormone, and Micronutrient therapies to reverse diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Gastrointestinal Detox & Restoration

Dedicated Care


The purpose of the integrative alchemy service is to offer proactive psychospiritual and experiential yogatherapeutic strategies to optimize alignment in every aspect of life.