Forum Health LLC has acquired SevaMed Institute, a functional and integrative medical practice based in Lutz, Florida.
Forum Health unites practitioners nationwide under a new model for precision healthcare. It targets practices that take a proactive approach — addressing root causes, not just symptoms. The company launched June 24.
The newly acquired practice is led by Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, who also serves Forum Health as a co-chief medical officer. Dr. Saxena is a board-certified family physician with more than 15 years of experience in integrative and functional medicine.
“Dr. Saxena is an incredibly talented physician, and we’re excited to welcome her practice to the Forum Health family,” said CEO Craig Weston. “This team builds everything around the goal of empowering patients.”
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Health coaching and patient-friendly education are two examples, Weston said.
“These resources give people actionable steps toward better health,” he said. “This lifestyle-based approach enables Forum Health to support patients no matter where they are in their health journey.”
Saxena said she’s excited to join a like-minded team that complements her approach while gaining administrative support that frees her team to help patients.
“It takes a village to help patients become their healthiest selves,” Saxena said. “My team and I are proud to be part of that village. Together, we want to reinvent how depression, autoimmune disease, and so many other conditions that plague Americans are managed.”
Saxena serves on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and as volunteer assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She’s also a University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine fellow.
Previously, Saxena was on faculty at George Washington University’s Department of Clinical Research & Leadership.
Date: July 08, 2019
Source: Forum Health