Your source for all things health, wellness and beauty with your host Dr. Rahi. Dr. Rahi is board certified in Internal Medicine. She owns an Aesthetic and Integrative Clinic in Beverly Hills and treats many celebrities, Influencers and thought leaders.
She believes in beauty from the inside out and making sure you get the best health care starting from the inside.
In this episode, I interview Open Beauty's founder Noura Liben and clinical advisor Dr. Malcolm Chelliah.
Noura is the founder of OpenBeauty, an early-stage Silicon Valley startup focused on empowering aesthetic medicine clinicians with tech tools and community so they can better care for their patients. Because when clinicians have the support they need, aesthetic medicine gets better for everyone.
Noura started her early career with GE, implementing software to small and medium scale business owners helping them improve their profitability. Noura is also an active angel investor and startup advisor focused on female entrepreneurs and digital health. Noura earned her MBA from Stanford GSB, and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Systems Engineering.
Malcolm Chelliah is current resident physician at the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Previously, Malcolm held the position of Clinical Research Associate in Dermatology, while working at Stanford Health Care producing a number of publications in the leading dermatology journals. Malcolm completed a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Additionally, Malcolm received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. It was during his time here he discovered his passion at the intersection of beauty, health and technology and served in a founding role in the creation of OpenBeauty
Loved this episode so much with a mentor and friend Dr. Emily Wong from Hong Kong. We talk about her Integrative Medicine background, Acupuncture background, and the east meets west changes in medicine that are happening today!
Dr. Emily Wong received her undergraduate BSc and MD degrees at the University of Washington (UW). She completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at UCLA, and was appointed to the faculty of the UCLA Department of Medicine. Dr. Wong moved back to the UW School of Medicine in 1995 to join the Division of General Internal Medicine and Roosevelt Women’s Health Care Center.
Dr. Wong served as Principal Investigator (PI) on the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center of Excellence in Women’s Health grant at the UW; this award was funded by the US federal government to advance the health of underserved and minority women, and to promote the leadership of women in academic medicine.
Dr. Wong completed her Executive Masters of Health Administration degree (EMHA) at the UW, and went on to serve in multiple administrative leadership roles, including Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the UW Department of Medicine. She was elected by her peers to serve on the UW Physicians (UWP) Board of Trustees, and as Chief of Medical Staff at the UW Medical Center (UWMC).
Dr. Wong remains an Affiliate Associate Professor at the UW, and is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at HKU, in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care. She is Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Wong is a graduate of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) fellowship at the University of Arizona and board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM). She completed Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) coach training at AWCIM, and is board certified by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). She is also a certified coach through The Life Coach School. She currently practices coaching and medical consultation in person and by videoconference from Hong Kong.
I invited my friend Debi on to talk about her experience as a single woman in her early 40's having a baby. I hope to make this topic less controversial by sharing stories like these, especially with the advances we have in medicine.
Debi was born in Los Angeles and raised between Northern and Southern California. She moved back to Los Angeles full time when she was 19 years old. After a brief stint as an accountant, she started working in the entertainment industry. She has worked in the TV/Movie business, in the music world, and as an event producer. She is currently a freelance producer, working mainly on red carpet shows before several major award shows.
Talking all about Integrative Medicine, Intuitive plant-based eating and Ayurveda with my favorite guest yet Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa
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For Dr. Khalsa, the intersection of science and creativity as it mingles in cooking has always been a delight. An avid cook since a young age, she was watching cooking shows instead of cartoons as a child and as the years have progressed, she has been blessed to travel to great restaurants and cooking centers around the world. Through this journey, she has slowly formulated a comprehensive holistic approach to vegetarian eating and nutrition. Science has always been a passion and she was fortunate to attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in suburban Washington, DC. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and went on in her studies to obtain a Master's degree in Biology with a focus in Reproductive Endocrinology at Old Dominion University. After completing her graduate degree, she entered Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and then progressed to Mayo Clinic in Florida to complete a residency in Internal Medicine. She relocated to Phoenix five years ago from the East Coast.
With a life long interest in integrating innovative therapies and finding effective tools for healing, she has continued her studies after residency by becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, and participated in advanced studies in Ayurveda, Nutrition and Naturopathy. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine, she strives to integrate ancient therapies with modern medicine in her hospice and palliative medicine practice. Her desire to learn new ways of healing also continues internationally and these explorations have taken her around the world to remote teaching centers in India, Brazil, Europe and Nepal where she has further learned about traditional healing systems and nutrition as the cornerstone for vitality.
In addition to patient care, Dr Khalsa has been invited to lecture to heath care providers in different settings, including Mountain Park Health System, Southwest School for Naturopathic Medicine, University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine, Kundalini Yoga teacher training courses and Reiki Conferences. An active member in the Sikh community, she has served food in homeless shelters and encourages all to embody the Sikh concept of "seva" or service to humanity. She has seen that our health is directly linked to our diet and believes this starts with an increased awareness surrounding the planting and production of our food supply. Finding that she was routinely asked to share recipes, she created a food blog, LuminousFoods.com, where she offers tips for preparing her favorite vegetarian foods and highlights resources for learning more about nutrition. Educating health care providers that Food is Medicine and incorporating this notion into physician practices is Dr. Khalsa's goal for creating an experiential lecture where food samples are given as core principles are discussed. She has found that sharing a meal, no matter the size of the table, is one the great joys in her life.
This episode is about my favorite supplement magnesium with Dr. Barb Woegerer, Naturopathic Doctor. If you are interested in buying my new Magnesium - Clear & Focused go here.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor she has a clinical focus and passion in women’s health, stress management, inflammation, nutrition and a love for magnesium.
She received my Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She completed a 12-month clinical internship at The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic as well as at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Center. She gained experience working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and socioeconomic status.
Prior to attaining her Naturopathic degree, sge completed a Bachelor’s of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Psychology at York University. During this time, she also completed the Holistic Nutrition diploma as well as a 200-hour culinary nutrition program with honours.
I got to interview one of my friends and colleagues - Dr. Simran K. Rattan
Dr. Rattan is an inspirational physician leader, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, mother, and meditation teacher. Her areas of expertise include Spiritual & Mind-Body Health, Women’s Health, Bio-identical Hormones, and Optimization & Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Rattan completed her Integrative Health Coaching Certification and also a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine as well as completed the Inter-Professional Spiritual Education Curriculum from the George Washington Institute of Spiritual Health. She is triple Board Certified in family medicine, integrative medicine, and Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching. She is also advanced certified in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Rattan has been meditating for over 25 years, is a master meditation teacher, spiritual elder and vice president of Vibrant Celestial Meditation North America, Founder, and CEO of spirituality is medicine as well as a Level 1 Tai Chi instructor pursuing further instructor training in Tai Chi. Dr. Rattan is passionate about helping others connect with their deeper values. She strongly believes this is an essential part of a person’s “whole health” and hopes to ignite in others the same deep regard she has for harmonious and connected living.
Her website: www.spiritualityismedicine.com
Meditation program training: www.spiritualityismedicineprogram.com/freetraining
Social media: FB/Instagram/Linkedin: simranrattanmd
In this episode, I interview the amazing Nurse Practitioner Jessica Manges who I have been following for a while on Instagram @injetorjess she is a MINT PDO trainer and incredible injector in Tampa, Florida. We talk about the future of aesthetics and our favorite subject PDO threads and how they can be used.
Jessica Manges is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is board certified through the ANCC. She graduated in 2010 from the University of South Florida with her Masters in Nursing and did her BSN at The University of Tampa. As a nurse she worked at Tampa General Hospital and specialized in medical/surgical nursing. Upon graduating with her masters she started practicing in dermatology and then went on to specialize in aesthetic medicine. She has years of experience in injectables and an artistic eye for achieving the most aesthetic results. She has a passion for skin care and loves learning advancements in anti-aging medicine. Jessicakeeps up with the latest techniques and products in the industry. She will take the time in consultation to go over an individualized treatment plan for you to achieve the best results and your desired goal. She trains providers nationally for group and private trainings. She pays close attention to detail giving you the most natural results. She has treated thousands of people to include all neurotoxins, dermal fillers, Sculptra, PDO threads, plasma and Kybella. She also is a certified aerial yoga teacher so has a calm energy that will make you feel comfortable through the whole process!--
This Episode features Cedars Sinai Cardiologist and good friend; Dr. Evann Eisenberg. We touch on how to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and more!
Dr. Eisenberg studied biological neuroscience at the university of Michigan. Afterword’s, she obtained her medical degree from New York University. She then went on to complete her residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. She did her general cardiology fellowship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and then completed a second fellowship in cardiology at Cedars Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles. Evann is now a cardiologist in LA who specializes in cardiac imaging with a research focus in radiation reduction in coronary CTA and using artificial intelligence to improve the diagnostic performance of cardiac
As we start off 2020 I wanted to release a podcast that would help many with body image and self love. This episode is with Sex Therapist Dr. Shannon Chavez (@drshannonchavez) and Body Positive Advocate Dana Patterson (@danaisabellaaa)
Dr. Shannon Chavez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist with a private practice, SHAPE (Sexual Health and Pleasure Enhancement) Center in Beverly Hills, California where she provides individual and couples therapy, sex and relationship coaching, and workshops on sexual health and wellness. Her work focuses on adult sex education, integrating sexuality and spirituality, and sexual discovery towards personal growth. She frequently appears on national news, radio, and media as a sexual health expert.
Dana Patterson is a plus-size model, content creator, body positive activist and mental health advocate based out of Los Angeles. Dana started her journey as a model at 18 with Ford models in New York and uses her platforms to speak about everything from eating disorders, mental health, and social issues, to fashion, skincare, and wellness. Dana prides herself on being all about accurate honest education, and helping her followers not only learn from her, but learn how to properly educate themselves off of social media.
Dana has also worked as a volleyball coach and mentor since she was 15 and spends her time outside of work volunteering, specially with young children. Her true passion is to help people truly love and value themselves.
I Interviewed two other women in aesthetics for one of my favorite episodes to date.
Featuring Nurse Bernice Cohen (@themasterinjector) - The Master Injector has trained more MDs, PAs and RNs, on how to safely and effectively inject aesthetic injectables, than any other trainer in the USA.
Also Doctor Rachel Reyes-Bergano (@contempoaesthetics) who owns Contempo Aesthetics which is a modern Medical Aesthetics Boutique serving the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles region. Our brand serves the Modern Beauty, an individual who seeks non-surgical enhancements that are subtle, yet impactful.
Dr. Ramirez is a board certified OB-GYN specializing in minimally invasive robotic surgery, uro-gynecology, and hormone therapy. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University, at which time he became an associate professor with Texas Tech training residents in minimally invasive surgery. He has been practicing in Ardmore, OK. going on 7 years; during this time he has developed the Robotic Surgery Department at Mercy Hospital and has become the chair of the department. As a robotic surgery proctor, Dr. Ramirez actively trains other physicians in using the Di Vinci robot for a number of different surgeries.
During residency Dr. Ramirez experienced extended training in uro-gyn including treating urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Dr, Ramirez created Femtite - non surgical radio frequency vaginal rejuvenation. He also serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of obgyn at OSU. Dr. Ramirez stays up to date in the development of obstetric care. Through further training, Dr. Ramirez is proficient in replacing both male and female hormones.
Dr. Ramirez’s professional affiliations include: Member of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member of American Medical Association, Member of Minimally Invasive Surgery Association, Member of American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Mercy Medical Board of Directors, and Mercy Board of Quality Assurance. He also serves as an adjunct clinical assistant for Oklahoma State University medical students and residents.
Dr Raj Acquilla is a UK Ambassador and Global Key Opinion Leader in Facial Medical Aesthetics. He has over 15 years experience in Cosmetic Dermatology and now has an enviable reputation as one of the worlds top injectors having performed over 50,000 Botox and filler procedures and instructed elite doctors in every continent around the world with Allergan.
Starting the podcast off with a bang, let's talk about sex! I had a round table with three lovely, intelectual, sexual ladies.
Lauren Brim, Ph.D Is a doctor of human sexuality who is changing the conversation we have about sex. She's the author of five books, including “The New Rules of Sex” and she is founder and creator of the Adult Play Mat and the make up and apparel brand, Turned On. Lauren has worked in the healing arts for over a decade and began to specialize in women's sexual health after training to be a midwife and witnessing that health care providers weren't speaking with women about sex. Her work focuses on breaking down barriers to health, relationships and pleasure by expanding our individual and cultural paradigm of sexuality. She is a gifted healer and speaker with a private practice as a mind-body sex therapist in Los Angeles. Learn more about her work at @brimlauren on Instagram www.LaurenBrim.com
Cassy Gibson - With 3+ years of experience in user experience and a particular focus on healthcare products, Cassy heads up the user research and app design for Kliit Health, a telehealth app that connects users to a network of OB-GYNs, Nurse Practitioners, and Sex Therapists. Cassy draws on experience with universal design and inclusive design practices as well as pat work with the Texas Medical Center and the Rice University Kinder Institute of Urban Research to make Kliit usable and useful for a diverse user set. @kliithealth on Instagram www.kliit.com
Lili Kaytmaz - Is a Los Angeles based beauty and effect make-up artist who works in the film and television industry. When she isn’t on set she can often be found working out, roller skating, cooking, or telling stories about her unconventional lifestyle. Although an artist by trade, Lili has always taken a keen interest in the culture of sex and has no qualms pushing boundaries in discussing topics surrounding it. @lekmakeup on Instagram