Co-Author Spotlight

Karmi Patel, MD, FACP, DipABLM

Dr. Karmi Patel, MD, FACP, DipABLM is a practicing physician, double board certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Patel attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica and received her medical degree in 2000. She did her residency at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, continuing to serve as chief resident and teaching attending after her training, and was recognized as the recipient of the Sister Marie de Pazzi, CSJP Outstanding Resident Award during her senior year. She currently practices at William C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Patel has been part of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. In addition, she served as Secretary for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine's Veterans Affairs and Dept of Defense Member Interest. Dr. Patel grew up in India and was exposed to herbal medicine with Ayurvedic practice which led to her interest in implementing a whole food, plant-based approach for treating, preventing, and reversing diseases. Dr. Patel is a firm believer in the true Hippocrates oath, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."



Interview with the Author