Dr. Seema Patel

Holistic Medicine
Ardmore, PA
29 years experience female

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Holistic Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

689 Answers
302 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Exercise hunger: Studies show for weight loss you need only 150min/week of exercise. When you do more, you are more hungry and consume more calories thereby reducing ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Fatigue after sleep: Fatigue after sleeping all night suggest you are not getting restorative sleep. Make sure you have good sleeping patterns with no computer/tv one hou... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Hrt benefits: The women's health initiative showed that healthy women who are within 10 years of menopause can benefit from HRT for symptoms of menopause, preventio... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Insomnia alternative: Besides medication, good sleep hygeine is important. Do not use caffeine after 12, stop media time and exercise 1hour before sleep since that can sti... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Calorie restriction: For most americans weight loss is best achieved with calories restriction rather than just exercise. Studies show that when trying to lose weight the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
GI problems: Farting too much is definitely due to poor digestion of something. The top few things are dairy products and gluten. Try an elimination diet without... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Treat chronic pain: Treating chronic pain can help you understand the cause as well as possible treatments & improve quality of life. When people don't feel well they te... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Statin alternatives: Statins are safe and effective, they can help decrease inflammation. Other alternatives that help decrease cholesterol are plant sterols, red yeast ri... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Yeast infections: Yeast infections can occur anywhere on the body. For groin yeast infections you will still need to treat the yeast with medication but then cut out s... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Best Abs: To have nice cut abs means you have less than 15% body fat on men and 20% body fat on women. To achieve this you need to eat a low glycemic diet, eat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Tracking medications: Keep a pill box for morning and a different one for night time. Keep a list with you of all medications allergies and supplements for your doctors.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
IC and exercise: Yes you can exercise with ic. I recommend yoga since this can help with some of the pain since it helps with the mind body connection.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Cosmetic center: Laser resurfacing is offered in cosmetic centers such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices. Experience with this laser can provid... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Chol vs TG: Cholesterol & triglycerides are two different types of lipid molecules. Cholesterol is the precursor to building hormones and cells, triglycerides st... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
No: Your husbands shots do not affect your unborn fetus or baby. If you were using hormones that would affect the growing fetus.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
SoyMilk: I am not a fan of soy milk. Yes there are some benefits but studies from asia show that the people that benefit the most from soy are kids who have i... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Similar to statins: Red yeast rice has an active ingredient that is similar to a very low dose statin so the side effects can be similar of muscle pains, liver problems a... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
No: Microderm is a superficial exfoliation of the skin. It only penetrates the epidermis. It can help improve dull skin, great for post lasers and can h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, prevent!: Sunburns, cancer & wrinkling can be prevented with decreasing sun exposure &tanning, using sunblock on all exposed body parts, retin-a, taking adequat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Man made fat: Trans fats is a man made fat changing the fat molecule so it last. It is found in foods with hydrogenated fat or partially hydrogenated fat. It is s... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Many reasons: Skin sags for many reasons after pregnancy. One you gained weight and then lost it, the skin was stretched to allow the baby to grow and you put the w... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Botox: Men are fast becoming users of cosmetic medicine. Botox and fillers are used as well as hair removal and laser resurfacing.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Estrogen blocker: Testosterone breaks down into two by products: dihydrotestosterone and estradiol. Estradiol levels can be decreased naturally by eating lots of cruci... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Omega 3: There are 2 types: marine & plant based. Marine fish oil is epa found in cold water fish like salmon, tuna, mackeral, trout & sardines. Plant based ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Caution: Botox can be used if on blood thinners (coumadin, pradaxa, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) etc). Ask your cardiologist if you can use oral arnica to he... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Every 2-4 weeks: Depending on the strength of the microderm, you can have it as early as two weeks but usually we recommend it after one month. Stop Retin-A since it ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Microderm safe: In pregnancy you can not penetrate the top layer of skin, the epidermis. So they few cosmetic treatments you can have are microderm and superficial c... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: To improve skin texture, tightness and tone, resurfacing is often used. Intense pulse light lasers or led lights can help improve discoloration and pr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: Treatment for hyperpigmentation varies. Depending on the severity, the duration and your skin tone, you can use good skin care products such as obagi,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Vitamins,hrt,fishoi: Studies show that if you have mild to moderate depression, anti depressants are as effective as placebo. Try optmizing vitamins and hormones levels, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Prednisone for pain: Prednisone is a temporary solution to help with an acute flare of your back pain. Some people who have herniated disk do not have pain and others hav... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Wrinkles at 18, yes: Unfortunately we can see sun damage/wrinkles in some people early on due to their complexion, sun exposure, genetics, & chronic diseases. If you alre... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: Moisturining your acneic skin if it is oily, is not necessary. Just cleanse, use your antiacne meds and spf. At night add retin-a. If you have norm... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Vitrase: To remove juvederm, your physician can inject vitrase which is an enzyme that breaks up the juvederm. This may require one session or perhaps a few f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Phone apps: I agree with the foodallergy website but there are phone apps that can be used to find allergy friendly restaurants as well as vegan. I also recommen... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Lowers sugar level: The "diet" to follow with diabetes is a low glycemic diet which means the food you are eating, does not get turned into sugar quickly. This means eat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Increase testosteron: I would add that testosterone has two break down products, estrogen and dihydrotestosterone and a precursor called dhea. To help improve it naturally... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Check other things: Persistent fatigue with testosterone replacement could suggest that there maybe other issues such as vitamin issues, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: Men can lose weight easier than women due to the increased muscle mass but if not done carefully, men often lose muscle mass resulting in more body fa... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Medically supervised: Diabetes is a serious disease and it is best to follow in a medically monitored program. Physician guidance can help monitor the sugars and blood pres... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Retin-a: The best anti-wrinkle cream is retin-a. It helps exfoliate the skin, helps correct sun damage and if used overtime helps correct wrinkles. The trick... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Best weight loss: First, get your resting metabolism rate checked to understand how many calories your body burns, then decrease 500cal/day to lose one pound. Drink wa... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Minimal sugar: There is no quantitative answer for this but the less the better. The glycemic index is more important than the food label. Glycemic index is how qui... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: Fatigue can be related to a real medical condition such as infections, inflammatory conditions, cancers, heart disease, lung disease, and mental healt... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Inflamed milkducts: If you have inflamed milk ducts and are not breast feeding you should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure nothing more serious is not occuring. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Cinnamon benefits: The benefits of pure high grade cinnamon has been shown to help decrease the absorption of fat and sugar during digestion. Most people use some gener... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lb... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
No: The normal range is 4-20 depending on the lab. That being said even four is at the low range. Try to be at least 50% or higher since Folic Acid is he... Read More
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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
HealthTap member
Thank you! From now on I will watch what I eat and the amount of food I eat. I'll also make sure to exercise more frequently and hopefully that will help me get in shape and stay fit. Thanks again!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Top Family Physician by Consumer Council Research from 2007 to 2011
Most Influential, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
Top Holistic Medicine Practitioner, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
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