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Neeti Sharma

MD

Dr. Neeti Sharma is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Integrative and Functional medicine approaches. During her career she has worked at multiple hospitals, clinics and has been part of Internal Medicine residency faculty, helping shape future physicians. Her interest in the integrative approach began as she continued to see that the current healthcare system was not designed to understand and cure the underlying cause of a patient’s chronic health condition but more so as a bandaid.

She is very dedicated and passionate about continuing education in functional medicine including her health fellowship at the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Center under Dr. Andrew Weil and by the Institute of Functional Medicine under Dr. Mark Hyman. She believes that each patient and how they interact with the physical world is complex and unique. The current healthcare model uses a one-dimensional view to look at 3-dimensional patient; applying an integrative approach helps patients understand their own physiology and how the connection between mind, body and spirit plays into health or disease.

She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from University of Washington, Seattle, her MD from Windsor University School of medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at West Suburban Medical Center. She believes that the manifestations of physiological disease are preceded by a dysfunction that can be noted by the patient as vague symptoms and simply “not feeling like themselves” but not labelled as a “diagnosis”. The premise of integrative/functional approach is that our bodies are trying to keep things in balance and whenever things are imbalanced, we will hear the warning signals far before we see the dysfunction’s full manifestation as a disease, that can be diagnosed in the conventional model. This time between dysfunction and disease is the golden period, where working with a practitioner in getting things back in balance can prevent the disease from manifesting completely.

Dr. Sharma has received many awards and accolades for patient satisfaction during her time at Franciscan Hospital system. She is compassionate, kind and a good listener. Through her own struggles with burn out in the conventional medicine model, her passion and belief in the integrative/functional model strengthened. “I believe that emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health is available and within reach to most who wish to live a full and happy life in this world of chaos, I would like to help patients achieve this, if they are willing to go a journey of self-discovery and recovery.”

Affiliations & Accrediations

University of Michigan
Medical School
Board and Fellow of Anti-Aging and
Regenerative Medicine
George Washington University Metabolic Medical Institute
Fellow of Metabolic Medicine
University of Southern Florida Stem Cell Fellowship
Fellow of Stem Cell Therapy
Ageless Aesthetic Institute
Stem Cell Accreditation
International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine
Independent Research Board
Bioidentical Hormone Doctors Nationwide
Recommended Physician
Forever Health
Suzanne Somers' Recommended Physician 
American Academy of Anti-Aging
Board and Fellow of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.