Growing up in India, I’ve always held a holistic view of health, believing deeply in an intricate mind-body connection and the important role it plays in one’s health and wellbeing.
My lifestyle medicine journey began when I attended a Food Is Medicine conference and first listened to a presentation from Dr. Scott Stoll. In his talk, Dr. Stoll offered a wealth of scientific data and convinced me that simple lifestyle changes could have a profound effect on disease prevention, treatment, and reversal.
Inspired, I incorporated these changes into my own life and saw benefits. I began talking to my patients as well and was pleasantly surprised to learn that with education and encouragement, they were eager to make changes in their own lifestyles, too.
Further encouraged, I continued my education by attending conferences and became certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through e-Cornell. I also completed training as a Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) facilitator and became certified in American Board of Lifestyle Medicine to gain the ability to lead health-centered programs that focus on lifestyle change.
My continued passion and enthusiasm for the approach inspired me to advocate for lifestyle medicine at Midland Health and champion the idea of creating a lifestyle medicine center to offer a variety of comprehensive lifestyle intervention programs under physician supervision. It has led me to my current role as the Medical Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Center at Midland Health. In my private practice, I offer high-quality, evidence-based care that incorporates the core principles of lifestyle medicine. I have also co-founded a non-profit organization called Healthy City to further raise awareness of the benefits of plant-based nutrition within our community. I also serve as vice president of the Midland Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network of physicians, and as a board member on the Midland Chamber of Commerce.
What I have witnessed in the years since I first heard Dr. Stoll speak is nothing short of miraculous. I’ve seen amazing stories of disease reversal, life-changing transformations, and testimonies of empowerment and hope. Lifestyle medicine has brought joy and meaning to my professional work and I am excited about what the future holds for its power to transform our healthcare system.
Our Comprehensive Lifestyle-Focused (Intervention) Programs focus on personalized care based on your needs.
Telemedicine Option (Follow-Up Visits)
Plant Based Doc
Management of stress
Optimizing healthy relationships
Remote health coaching
Dr. Surkunte is board certified in Internal Medicine and and certified in Obesity medicine and member of Obesity Medicine Association..
Dr. Surkunte’s approach is to incorporate conventional medicine and evidence-based innovative methods to help her patients achieve optimal health and carve a path for her patients towards sustainable weight loss.
Dr Surkunte offers decades of clinical experience and expertise to help educate patients on taking an integrative, whole-body approach in order to achieve optimum health and wellness. She is a strong believer that food and nutrition acts as “information” within the body and strongly influences our gene expression. With proper guidance we can take control over our health and biology.
Committed to help you achieve your optimal weight, health, and wellness.
Strong focus on lifestyle medicine using whole foods plant based nutrition.
Preventative Nutritional Counseling for reducing risk of chronic lifestyle diseases.
Lifestyle Medicine Consultation
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
General Internal Medicine/Primary Care
SMART – Stress Management and Resiliency Training @ Hill Country Lifestyle Medicine Center
Lifestyle Medicine consult
Medical Weight Loss
My Best Health Plan
983 Park Ave, Ste 1D22, New York, NY 10028
chronic disease reversal program, intensive disease education, dietary coaching and nutrition counseling, guided grocery shopping with emphasis on food nutritive value (available for Litchfield and nearby locals)
Procedures & Services:
Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
Walk-In Care For Adults
Diabetic Educator and Nutritionist
Urgent Medical Care
Preventive Medicine & Wellness
Health Risk Assessment
24 Hour Heart Monitor
Lung Function Testing
Allergy Testing and Treatment
Minor Trauma Laceration
WFPBD, acupuncture and on site life-sytle coach and hypnosis
3525 East Louise Dr. Suite 500; Meridian, ID 83642
Peripheral Vascular Disease Supervised Exercise Training
Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the South Meridian YMCA with an intensive 6-12 month Lifestyle Intervention Program addresses exercise, nutrition and healthy cooking, sleep, weight management, stress management and emotional wellness
I’m interested in a prevention based approach in my medical practice.
Shared medical appointments
Interdisciplinary lifestyle medicine team approaches
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Obesity.
Plant Based Nutrition education.
Primary Care Physician, community based doctor based in Harlem working with underserved populations since 1997.
Treating chronic conditions mostly stressing on lifestyle changes, including nutrition through a WFPB diet and exercise in individual and group settings
Please contact me via email for virtual consults or via my office phone number for an office consult.
Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine
I am a board-certified internist/ trained in Integrative and functional medicine. I see clients virtually through my website avestamedicine.com
Gut & Nutrition Health
Stem Cell Therapy
IV Vitamin therapy
Low Level Light Therapy
Heavy Metal & Mold toxicity
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Chronic Pain Management
Stem Cell Facial Rejuvenation
Wellness coaching, lifestyle medicine
Comprehensive, extended visits; Executive physicals; body composition testing.
treatment and reversal of diabetes type 2, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and etc. with a plant based diet and lifestyle change
Nutritional consulting, Oral DNA/periodontal pathogen testing, Periodontal Disease Treatment, Laser and Ozone Therapy, TMJ/Migraine and Headache Pain Management.
We treat the body from the “Inside Out and Outside In”