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Dr. Seema Patel

Holistic Medicine
Ardmore, PA
28 years experience female

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Specialties
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Holistic Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

689 Answers
302 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to taking those together.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Lots of things: With diabetes & high blood pressure, eat more veggies/fruits per day (7-9 servings), lean proteins like poultry, fish, bison, lean beef, and complex g... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Half body weight oz: Hydration comes from drinking water as well as getting the water into your organs and muscles by moving. To hydrate well drink half your body weight ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Decrease in hormones: Taking an anti androgen decreases male hormones. Low levels of testosterone/dhea can lead to fatigue, low energy levels, depression, decrease in memo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Prevention reasons: Folic acid has been shown to decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in pregnant women. It is best to be taking Folic Acid before you get pregn... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: When the lungs are inflammed there are associated signs/symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. It can also be due to your heart if there i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Difficult: Most people have to want to change their own health. No matter how hard we try, if they are not motivated you can not make them change. You can provid... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Many reasons: Low energy can be due to diets high in sugar, too much caffeine, dehydration, not enough exercise, stress, poor sleep, and low hormones/vitamins. See ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Silent disease: High blood pressure usually does not usually have any symptoms. You must have it checked. Optimally it should be less than 120/70. If it is above 140... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Most young boys start growing around 11-24. Some will see rapid swings and other later; but young men in their early 20's can have growth spurts. Fo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Physician grade: Physician grade vitamins help with health: some good companies are douglas labs, metagenetics, pure encapsulations. I like a multi, vitamin d, b, fis... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Probiotics helpful: There was a recent article that discussed the use of probiotics in pregnancy and before to help decrease autism. They found that the women felt bette... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Improve lifestyle: Chronic joint pain/swelling can be helped using an anti-inflammatory diet (plant based, whole grains and lean protein), drink 0.5oz/pound you weigh fo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Most women will need at least two months on it to see a difference. If you don't see a difference double the dose or add vitex. Vitex can help balan... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Breast pain: Breast pain is a common problem with menstrual cycles. It can be due to cyst or from hormonal changes some women will have it earlier on their cycle d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Sure: I live my life eating healthy and have helped many people learn to eat nutrient rich foods but low in calories. Try to pair your food with protein (pl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
No: If it is truly premature menopause with high fsh levels in menopausal range, then no, this does not go away. There are women who do not have a period... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: When trying to lose weight, the hungry sensation can be improved with appetite suppressants, drinking water (0.5oz /pound you weigh), eating protein, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: I agree with the other physicians, talking can help. You also need to think about ways to slow down eating. Think of 10 things to do when you feel l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
No: I am unaware of any studies that have shown this. Usually when people gain mass in one area its from increasing body fat linked to too many calories ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Dark is healthy: Dark chocolate over 75% is the only healthy chocolate. Do not let the advertisers get to you. Most commercial dark chocolate is only 40% so look for... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
It all helps: Drinking water and exercising are important things your body needs to do regularly to stay healthy. They help in periods of illness but it will not ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Long cycles can be normal but if they are becoming longer this could be due to stress, weight changes as well as hormonal changes. I would get your t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: This can be signs of early pregnancy as well as pms and low progesterone. Do a home pregnancy test and see. If positive, then you are pregnant. If ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
No: Acne scarring is best treated with skin resurfacing lasers. These scars are very deep and can not be treated with topical treatments. Topical creams... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
To improve muscle: Strength training is to improve muscle mass. This can come from lifting weights, yoga, circuit training, etc. It is great at all ages but definitely... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Not contraindicated: The point of getting a massage is to relax the muscles and help soreness. It is best to exercise prior to the massage and then rest. There is no con... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Endorphin release: Exercise is good for the mind and the body. It helps condition the heart, the muscles, improves blood flow, improves oxygenation, etc. For the mind,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Not sure: Your question is not very clear. Craving for what? Food exercise, etc? Usually cravings are caused by repeated use of a substance, i.E caffeine, cho... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Coughing too hard: Usually when you are coughing hard, you can break small blood vessels from the force and have blood in the mucus. If it is large amounts, this needs t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Try it: Calming children is challenging for everyone. The most common reason is too much sugar causing this. Changing to a low glycemic diet, stopping the j... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Dryness: Usually with benzoyl peroxide there can be dryness. When mixed with other creams and mask dependingon what they are there can be more dryness and red... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Irritable bowel : Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome which is a disorder that can cause abdominal pain, change in stool patterns from constipation to diarrhea, worse with ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
wait 6 months: If you have been on Accutane you must wait before getting laser resurfacing. I usually tell my patients about 6 months to be on the safe side.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 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 1-2lbs... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
No: Extreme fatigue after exercise needs o be evaluated. See your doctor to check for anemia, thyroid conditions, heart or lung problems as well as low ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Probaby not: You sound like you have polycystic ovarian syndrome which is Insulin resistance, irregular periods, also weight gain, acne, unwanted hair. To ovulate... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Stop them: The diarrhea is from the fish oil. Stop taking them. After it clears you can try at lower doses, a different brand or liquid type(barleans is prett... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Lasers and peels: 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Folic acid and meds: Tetracycline can decrease the absorption of Folic Acid so take them at separate times. Motrin (and meds similar to it), Pepcid (famotidine) (and meds... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Collagen building: There are no perfect creams out there and alot of selling. Creams that have shown to be effective are low dose retrinols that help build collagen and... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Reverse aging: I agree with the above in skin care since you do that daily. Lasers can help as well. Skin rejuvenation lasers usually stimulate collagen and elasti... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Causes of wrinkles: Wrinkles are caused by extrinsic & intrinsic reasons. Extrinsic reasons are sun exposure, smoking, environmental pollutants, tanning beds. Using sunbl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures in the us. It can be safely done on all skin types, tones and most body ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Permanent: Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction. They can not guarantee all hair removal since hair grows in different stages and ages of life. There ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Melasma is patchyhyperpigmented skin that is usually due to hormonal changes. Treatments can help soften and reduce it but will not cure it. Treatmen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Fertility in men: There are two types of testosterone replacement in men. If you use testosterone whether a gel, cream, shot that has been shown to decrease fertility ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Botox helps wrinkles: Botox will help decrease wrinkles where injected but will not prevent other skin diseases. Botox/xeomin/dysport are all used for lines in motion on t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Earlier the better: Anti wrinkle creams work the best when you don't have wrinkles; they can help prevent wrinkles and improve the skin's ability to exfoliate &correct da... 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!
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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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