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Dr. Nisha Chellam

Internal Medicine
Novi, MI
32 years experience female

Locations

Medfix PC

Novi, MI

Address

47601, Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00am
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Practice website

Fax

8885404020

Holistic ICON

Novi, MI

About

Bio

My graduation from Internal Medicine residency was in 1996. I practised what I call "mindless medicine" where we treat every disease and symptoms with medication. In 2012 I was introduced to functional Medicine and this led to a transformation in my knowledge that I realized that symptoms are merely the body's way of signalling all is not well. We should not try and suppress these symptoms rather look for the root cause. This required detailed testing and addressing root cause of disease and resolving them. Medications help in acute disease however chronic problems need a more intellectual approach and the goal should always be health and vitality. We team with our clients and help them resolve the illness though a systematic approach of changing how they think, drink and live. Check us out at Holistic ICON.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Functional Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

Hindi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Breakdown in body: Prednisone as much as it is a disease modifying and often life saving medication long term use causes: cataracts, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Cycle knowledge: Your period being 1 day late is not particularly worrisome to me. There is a small chance that your last period was spotting (which can happen during... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Insulin-Leptin issue: Abdominal obesity comes from disorders of 2 main hormones: Cortisol and insulin/Leptin. the 2 increase due to stress either mental or food or chemical... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Being Stuck: When you get stuck it is usually your belief. Remember the one says he cannot do it and the one who says he can do it are both right. Try yawning. It ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Diverticulosis: Diverticulitis or inflammation of the diverticula that you have can lead to rupture or leaking and abscess formation. So a lot of times removing the c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hurt Wrist: If you hit something hard very likely to break a bone unless you have very weak bones. Most of the time it is injury of the tissues surround a bone li... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Medication Section: Latuda causes akathisia in 6 to 22% of patients. The higher dose you take, the higher risk you have. Zyprexa causes akathisia in 3 to 27% of patients... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Temprature/position: If the temprature is very cold you can wake up feeling numb. Check the air conditioning. The other reason is you sleep on the hands or legs and you ca... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hypertriglyceridemia: Triglycerides are a form of cholesterol from starchy and sugary foods. Alcohol also can increase triglycerides. SO changing diet to include vegetables... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Insulin resistance: It seems like you may ave insulin resistance. This means early stages of blood glucose abnormality and this can be reversed with changing lifestyle. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss: This weight loss is fine. Typically doctors recommend weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week, which you are doing. Congratulations! Weight loss isn't e... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Fluctuation in BP: If you are having side effects, it usually gets better with time. However I would recommend checking 24 hour blood pressure screen to make sure you do... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Anal pain: The symptoms you have suggestive of sphincter spasm or the muscle around the anus is too tight or dysfunctional. It may be causing the issues with lea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid Tests: The T4 is in teh low normal range. However the TSH and T3 (liothyronine) seem to be fine. I usually look for antibodies to the thyroid and also sympto... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Insulin Resistance: PCOS is an early sign of insulin resistance. The change should be in your lifestyle. Metformin is only a temporary fix. Change your lifestyle with goo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Diabetes Mellitus DM: Both metformin and victoza (liraglutide) can cause the stomach issues. However at your age diabetes is preventable and reversible. Focus on changing y... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Muscle relaxants: Methacarbamol actually gets used for treatment of Rhabdomyolysis in the veterinarian world and also after any muscle surgery. So no it does not cause ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Weed cramping: The muscle you used to pull weeds may be cramping and tight. Over the counter capsacian cream 0.25% or 0.75% may help. I usually recommend epsom slat... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid misjudged: Thyroid is the most poorly managed endocrine gland today. Synthetic thyroid (synthroid) cannot convert to active thyroid if your liver is not healthy... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Anxiety and drugs: That is a long time to be on a medication like Zofran. You would need to seek help with regards to anxiety which is completely preventable and can go ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes :Apolipoprotein: I would recommend checking 2 things: Apolipoprotein E and insulin resistance measure. Inflammatory markers like C reactive protein ad Lp-PLa do help t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Working out: If you are working out too much or burning too much fat/protein due to diet or work out it may produce ketones that are breakdown products of fat/musc... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: In compliant patients self application of Podofilox as instructed twice a day for 3 consecutive days can be recommended. Exceptions are it cannot be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
WHAMY!: As mentioned before diabetes is a disease that affects the blood vessels. Since diets rich in fats/calories causeweight gain , Insulin resisitance and... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
A1c/LDL/BMI/Microalb: Diabetes is a vascular disease, that is high sugar causes damage to the blood vessels.A1c is the 90 day average of sugar, goal is <6.9%, the lousy cho... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
50 to 59 years: Though impotence is considered a normal aging process some diseases and some medications do increase the incidence of impotence. Usually problems with... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: There have been studies that show kids born to smoking parents do indeed have a higher incidence of asthma and hypersensitive airway or lung disease.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
ZIKA AND RISK: Travelling to Zika virus infested areas is of importance if you are planning pregnancy. Otherwise the routine of avoiding mosquitoes bites is what i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Uncontrolled BP: When blood pressure is uncontrolled it usually needs intervention. Sometimes people need more than one medication. If you are seeking a dietary shift ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid size: Thyroid does not change with size of the body but by iodine content. So ideally it may be 6 to 7 cm in size however if there is a n inherent iodine de... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Contact Dermatitis: You can have a hives reaction due to a wide range of things. Any new detergent? New shirt? Lotion? Soap? Make note of any recent changes, and slowly... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Drug interaction: When you take more than one drug you do have an interaction. Simvastatin and coumadin (warfarin) are very often given together. Though now with newer ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Weakness: There are several reasons why people have evening fatigue weakness. Usually it is an imbalance of hormones which is due to depletion of vitamins and m... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Probably muscular: Probably musculoskeletal pain, due to muscle tightness or strain. Could also be a more severe cause of inflammation in the lung sometimes issues like ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Medications: Amlodipine tends to cause peripheral/pedal edema fairly regularly. Lercanidipine has the same effect on BP as amlodipine and has been shown to have l... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Autoimmunity: Positive ANA with no other symptoms is always a puzzle. However it also signifies the possibility of you having either a brewing autoimmune state or ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hypertension: Lisinopril works by addressing the hormones from the kidney and therefore will not slow the heart. You should work on the underlying cause of high blo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Toothache: Yes you may use tylenol and ibuprofen together. MAke sure you eat something or at least take over the counter prilosec. Drink plenty of water.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Need more info, but: It'll be good to hear a little more from you regarding what are your daily activities, any recent traumas, what are your sleeping conditions, and what... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Severe Constipation: Constipation in general is a sign that all is not well. If you are not on any medications that cause constipation, getting thyroid checked is importan... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Wedding blues: Anxiety prior to an important event may be normal. However if it is out of control few steps to take. Write down what is your innermost fear. Spend a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap( tetanus, diphtheria &amp; pertussis) or Td ( tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Light Stools: Stomach discomfort with light stools may indicate issues with either the liver and bile ducts or pancreas. So if this persists I would recommend evalu... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
IBS: IBS in traditional medicine is a diagnosis of exclusion. Newer research shows the bacteria in your gut determine the gut health. The healthier bacteri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is often not only damaging to cancer cells, but also to non-cancerous cells. Additionally, the therapy affects cells that divide rapidly... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
High Blood pressure?: The number you have is a little on the high side. At your age you should be normal. Keep a log for 1 month. Check at different times of the day 3 to 4... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Inflammation: Fleeting pain one joint to another comes from inflammation which is the body trying to repair or protect itself from something. It may be position, fo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Knee pain: If you are athletic you maybe having overuse inflammation in the knee. My recommendation is to see a sports therapist and if no resolution see your pr... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid: Feeling hot and cold can be a symptoms of inflammation of the thyroid. This may be non-specific thyroiditis or Autoimmune like Hashimoto's. Traditio... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Abnormal lab values: Low Alkaline phosphatase is seen in low vitamin B levels especially B6. The low white count with lymphocytes indicate sometime viral infection. So you... Read More

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Sep 16, 2017
Thank you so much for helping me with my issue. Not sure about results as of yet, but coming up with any solution was crucial. Thank you for your care.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chellam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chellam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! As this is likely to be around for years to come, I thought a natural approach at first might be prudent. Im not sure if an attack every 9months is consideted chroni...Read More
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) I have done that. no kind or amt of meds has reduced the nausea.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) appreciate your answer. im gonna see if it persist, then act

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Madras, Stanley Medical College, India
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Wayne state university
Completed 1996

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, the Ann Arbor Region - Spring
2017
Top General Internist, Second Place, the Ann Arbor Region - Fall
2017
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