About Dr. Rakesh Sarma
As a board-certified internal medicine physician in Sandy Springs, GA, Dr. Rakesh Sarma integrates traditional medicine, functional medicine, and holistic medicine to deliver customized care for every patient.
"To me, a person’s health cannot be boiled down to a pharmaceutical solution or a supplement solution alone," Dr. Sarma says. "People aren’t just biochemical processes waiting to be adjusted. My goal is to help patients understand their health and help them find the right strategy to achieve their goals."
He has nearly 20 years of experience helping adults manage diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, inflammatory conditions, thyroid issues, osteoporosis, arthritis, depression, anxiety, asthma, and allergies, among other common health problems.
Dr. Sarma combines clinical and holistic care with a focus on coaching and education to help patients improve their health and live their best life. He has trained in several coaching modalities – including enneagram coaching, co-active coaching, and somatic experiencing – which allows him to tailor his approach for each patient.
When a conventional approach may not completely address a patient's concern, Dr. Sarma introduces a functional medicine approach to help find the root causes of your physical imbalances together with comprehensive intake assessments and laboratory analysis.
This includes examining questions like:
- How does the biochemistry of your body affect your health?
- Are your adrenals taxed and causing fatigue?
- How is your gut health?
- Are you absorbing or lacking in certain key nutrients in your diet?
- Is your thyroid function or blood sugar metabolism off?
In addition to being board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Sarma is certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine.
He previously operated his own practice – Sarma Integrative Medicine – in Sandy Springs.
Dr. Sarma will start seeing patients at PartnerMD in late February 2023.