We sat down with FunctionalDX Practitioner and Medical Advisor Indra Barathan to find out why she chooses FDX and why she recommends it to other practitioners. You can watch the video of our discussion below or keep scrolling to read the blog version.
Indra Barathan’s Practitioner experience
Indra began her career as a General Practitioner and spent years working as a partner in a practice. Around six years ago, she came to the realisation that changes in practice were making it harder to do the job that she set out to do when she qualified. The real turning point for Indra was when she understood that patients weren’t feeling any better, despite medications. Following her instinct that “something’s missing” from patient care, she began to ask patients what their conditions – such as diabetes – meant to them. When she discovered that lifestyle, nutrition and stress had been given very little consideration, she began her own exploration into new ways of working. That’s when she discovered functional medicine.
How Indra Barathan became a FunctionalDX Practitioner
What FunctionalDX blood panels does Indra Barathan use?
Indra’s go-to panel is the FDX Ultra, which she describes as giving a really broad view on what’s going on within the body.
A case study from Indra Barathan where hidden dysfunctions were identified
Why does Indra Barathan choose FunctionalDX?
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Dr Indra Barathan graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997 and worked as an NHS GP until 2015 when she opened her specialist functional medical practice to provide personalised functional medicine consultations. Indra now has practices in Leeds and Manchester and a multi-disciplinary team comprising doctors, health coaches and a nutritional therapist.
Indra’s passion is helping her patients learn how they have got to where they have got to and what they can do to help themselves shift towards vitality. She loves supporting patients with complex medical needs, hormonal problems and gut issues.