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Integrative Doctor

Dr Khanna has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

He started working as an Integrative GP in 2017.

Dr Khanna's approach:

Dr Khanna spends time with his patients, listening to their history, mapping their personal timeline and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long term health and complex chronic diseases. Dr Khanna is able to support the healing process by viewing the health and illness as part of a cycle in which all components of the human biological system interact dynamically with the environment. This process helps to seek and identify genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may shift a person’s health from illness to well-being.

What are Dr Khanna's special interests ?

Dr Khanna has particular interests in integrative/holistic approach to disease management, in particular:

- Diabetes Management

- Autoimmune diseases

- Gut Health
- Men’s Health
- Mental Health
- Weight Loss

- Addiction Medicine

Dr Udit Khanna

MBBS, FRACGP, ACNEM

 

Should I see the doctor if I am currently well?

Dr Khanna also helps people who are currently well to achieve their wellness goals and help prevent disease through health coaching and addressing all facets of health. These include keeping track of health goals and monitoring when a certain area becomes out of balance but before symptoms arise.


Why Integrative/Holistic approach?
Everyone is unique. Different individuals may have different causes that led to the same 'disease'.
We therefore need to pursue a personalised approach to health and wellness. We cannot put everyone with the same disease in the same basket.

What is Integrative/Holistic approach?
In Holistic approach we are not merely treating the symptom, we are trying to look for underlying factors that caused the symptoms or disease. By the time a disease manifests, there have often been many setbacks on our system. When the body can take no more, the system becomes overwhelmed, and symptoms/disease manifests. Nothing has happened in isolation, and although it appears as such, "the last straw" was probably not the only cause of the symptom/disease. If we do not address the cause and only treat the symptom, we have not necessarily changed what led to disease onset and we could develop other issues in the future. These issues often appear unrelated on the surface but happen to cluster together in their presentation suggesting a common cause.

In our Holistic approach we work like detectives, looking for clues that will unravel 'the story behind the story'. Everything needs to be taken into consideration from the beginning.

Please also review "What is Holistic Health?"

How long will it take for me to notice a change in my health?
It can take time depending on your individual circumstances. There is no "magic bullet" or quick fix. Remember that it takes years of multiple assaults on the system to manifest a disease. You need to take time for changes to reverse.

What should I expect at my first holistic appointment?
Your first appointment is 1 hour long and allows time for your doctor to get to know you, your health concerns, take a comprehensive history and any relevant physical examination. You may also be asked about a range of topics depending on your history and needs. For example, you may be asked about your diet, stresses/important life events, illnesses (past and present), medications, supplements, emotions, spirituality, family, work and environment.

Please bring with you all of your recent investigations and any medications or supplements you take.

Dr Khanna also suggests bringing in your goal statement, timeline of significant events in your life, and a list of points you would like to discuss. Depending on the complexities, Dr Khanna will try to address the most important issues first.

How do I get my test results?
Dr Khanna use conventional pathology, radiology and functional medicine labs for your medical test results.
To make sure your results are available and have been sent to your doctor, please follow up with the appropriate laboratory.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to seek your test results and book a follow-up appointment. We also encourage you to collect your results so that you can maintain your own health record and be educated and involved in your health.

We recommend that at the end of your visit you book your next appointment. This way you are sure to be seen within the appropriate time frame to discuss your medical test results and any treatment options. If however a test result is abnormal, you will be contacted to arrange an appointment if we have not heard from you within a reasonable time.

Remember, Dr Khanna takes a holistic approach to your health, which means that even normal results can tell Dr Khanna a lot about your health, prevention and nutritional needs.


How do I communicate with Dr Khanna outside an appointment?
Communicating with Dr Khanna without an appointment may be inappropriate in many situations.

Please call the reception on 02 4288 0833 to discuss your needs. A message will be passed onto the doctor and you will be asked to call back for an response. Unencrypted emails are not secure, therefore we do not encourage email correspondence.

Does the doctor prescribe mainstream medicines?
Yes he does.

It is a common misconception that holistic medicine is just 'alternative' or 'complementary' medicine. It is true that holistic medicine allows for a wider range of treatment approaches to be used together and encourages open-mindedness for these different approaches. Some of these approaches may include: 
- The patient's education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness: e.g diet, exercise
- The use of Complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, reiki, kinesiology, massage therapy, naturopathy, relationship and spiritual counselling.

 

Holistic medicine does not dismiss mainstream medicine. It uses mainstream medicine as part of the "holistic" (i.e. encompassing all modalities) treatment approach.

For example, when a person suffering from migraine headaches pays a visit to a holistic doctor, instead of walking out solely with medications, the doctor will likely take a look at all the potential factors that may be causing the person's headaches, such as other health problems, diet and sleep habits, stress and personal problems. The treatment plan may involve drugs to relieve symptoms, but also lifestyle modifications to help prevent the headaches from recurring.

Therefore, in order to understand you as a whole person and not just a disease, be prepared to answer lots of questions, including questions about your diet, exercise, sleep habits, how you feel emotionally, your religious beliefs and practices, close relationships, and more. 


How much does it cost to see Dr Khanna?
Our appointments are time based
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Face to face consultation cost (Medicare rebate available)

  • Initial Integrative/Holistic appointment (1 hour): $250 

  • Integrative/Holistic appointment (30 min): $150 

  • Integrative/Holistic appointment for Children aged 0-13 years (30 min): $120

Video/Phone consultations cost (Medicare rebate not available)

  • Video or Phone consultation (1 hour): $220 

  • Video or Phone consultation (30min): $120

  • Video or Phone consultation for Children aged 0-13 years (30 min): $100

What is your cancellation/confirmation policy?
In order to respect each other's time, we ask that you please make all efforts to confirm your appointment with us. If you need to cancel a one hour appointment we ask that you provide 48-hours' notice. If we have not heard from you, we will give you a courtesy call.
In the event of a late cancellation, i.e. cancelling on the day of your scheduled appointment or failing to attend, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the appointment cost.


It is our job to give you the building blocks you need to heal, such as the nutrients, motivation, support, knowledge and guidance, but the rest is up to you.