Tampa Integrative Health Specialists
Synergistiq Integrative Health
“Integrative medicine stresses the synergy of mind, body, and spirit, where everything in the body is dependent upon each other. All the symptoms, whether it be a mental manifestation or physical one, are intricately tied to other imbalances in the body, anywhere in the body.”
–Deepa Verma, MD, AIHM
Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented practice, designed to encompass how one lives and embraces life. Being preventative and proactive allows you to optimally age, while at the same time, derailing and halting chronic disease processes. Integrative medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and the patient, taking into account the whole person, mind-body-spirit, as well as all aspects of lifestyle, from diet to exercise to sleep. When used appropriately, a combination of conventional and integrative methods cansuccessfully facilitate the body’s innate healing mechanisms.
Dr. Deepa Verma and Dr. Tanuja Sharma at Synergistiq Integrative Health
Synergistiq Integrative Health was founded in 2013 by Dr. Verma. After years of feeling unfulfilled treating patients traditionally, Dr. Verma decided to change course, following her passion to educate and heal each individual as a whole, not as a fragmented and dissected collection of systems. Today, Dr. Verma is deeply committed to the importance of integrative medicine and practices exactly what she preaches, living her life the same way that she expects her patients to.
Synergistiq Integrative Health represents peace, renewal, and rebirth, as the practice was born during a challenging time in Dr. Verma’s personal life. From the beginning, her goal has been to create a practice that could give patients an opportunity for a healthier and happier version of their existence. As a well-known TV personality and blogger, Dr. Verma strives to enrich the lives of everyone she meets. She understands the frustration and angst of patients who are sick and tired of feeling tired and sick.
Dr. Verma’s training has taught her that in order to find a long-term cure, patients need treatment that addresses the root cause of their symptoms, not just addressing their lab numbers. Dr. Verma’s relentless pursuit of total well-being embodies the essence of Synergistiq Integrative Health.
Dr. Tanuja Sharma, like Dr. Verma, is a family medicine physician and integrative physician. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Sharma always went the extra step to incorporate the mind-body-spirit healing process for her patients. Her philosophy of care resonates perfectly with that of Dr. Verma’s and Synergistiq Integrative Health.
After obtaining their medical degrees, both doctors initially pursued outpatient medicine: Dr. Verma at Rutgers Medical School (formerly Robert Wood Johnson) in New Jersey, and Dr. Sharma at Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. Dr. Verma, a native of New York/New Jersey, came to sunny Florida in 2006 to work at Morton Plant Mease Primary Care. Dr.Sharma is a Canadian-native, who came to Florida to work with Tampa General Outpatient. Staying true to their callings, Dr. Verma and Dr. Sharma now call Synergistiq Integrative Medicine their home.
Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Verma and Dr. Sharma
Integrative medicine draws from the principles of Ayurveda, which is arguably the world’s most ancient and intricate medicinal system. Ayurveda states that the mind and body are inextricably connected. There is nothing more powerful than using the mind to heal the body. To be free from illness depends on an individual’s ability to bring their mental awareness into balance.
Ayurvedic medicine comes natural to Dr. Verma and Dr. Sharma, as both are of Eastern-Indian origin, with these theories flowing through their veins. Born and raised in America and Canada respectively, the physicians have the advantage of harmonizing Western and Eastern medicine. As 1st generation Indians in North America, they grew up always finding a way to bridge these two cultures.
Dr. Verma is excited to have Dr. Sharma join her and the staff at Synergistiq Integrative Health. The doctors continue to perpetuate the theories of preventative medicine, spreading the wealth of health, as Dr. Verma and Dr. Sharma firmly believe that everyone should be given a chance to create a happier and healthier version of their existence. The preservation of health is easier than the cure of disease.
Always be proactive, never reactive.
Be healthy. Be happy. Be awesome.