How does mandala work?
How does mandala work?
Mandala Integrative Medicine specializes in what is known as Integrative Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. Our protocols are based on gut microbiome research and how having a healthy gut is key to overcoming chronic medical conditions such as anxiety, pain, heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, autism/ADHD and much more.
We approach your healthcare as we would our own. Through an individualized partnership with a core team of expert integrative medical professionals like Dr. Shah, you have the opportunity to have a deep and personal experience that will set you on a different path to good health from one you have known before.
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Every individual has the choice to reach their fullest potential
Activity monitorsSet your personal activity goals and add reminders to better your overall wellness.
Holistic exercisesUse the Mandala app to monitor your spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being.
Consult a doctorContact a doctor or specialist on the spot, or schedule an appointment all within the app.
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Research and treatmentGet helpful tips and daily updates on how to address symptoms with our circle of wellness wheel.
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"I appreciate what you and the team are offering for me! You're insight, tips, and suggestions have been ever so beneficial to me. I feel that I am empowered because I really just needed someone to tell me that it's not only okay to set apart "me-time" but that it's necessary. And with that, I've been able to continually achieve my short term goals as well as stay the course on achieving my long-term goals. Hooray!"
Dr. Sayed Shah
Meet the doctor behind the app
Dr. Shah has been studying the gut microbiome for over a decade. Ever since his son was diagnosed with autism, Dr. Shah has been studying and researching the impact of what an imbalanced gut does to one’s body. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or child, your gut microbiome has a story to tell, and Dr. Shah wants to know what that story is. Through understanding your lifestyle and your gut microbiome, Dr. Shah is able to provide his patients with solutions most other MDs might have missed...
Dr. Sayed Shah grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. He attended and graduated St. Patrick’s High School in Karachi, then completed his premed studies from DJ Science College, Karachi. He received his Bachelor of Medical Sciences (MBBS) degree from DOW Medical College, Karachi in 1998.
In 2001, he started his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. In 2004, he finished his residency and moved to the Quad Cities to start his first job as a primary physician working for Community Healthcare in Moline, Illinois. In 2007, he started working as a full-time hospitalist, or physician whose primary focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients for Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked there until 2013 and then joined the Dubuque Internal Medicine Group as a full-time hospitalist from 2013 to 2014.
Soon after moving to the Quad Cities, Dr. Shah and his wife, Ambreen, found out their son Roshaan had autism. After the initial shock wore off, they started doing their own research and started utilizing functional medicine principles. They primarily manipulated Roshaan’s diet and used specific supplements, along with other related therapies. After rigorous work, they saw amazing changes in Roshaan. The success with Roshaan, along with his observations working in the hospital and clinics, led Dr. Shah to adjust his focus more towards integrative medicine. In his professional rounds, he saw that patients were just being treated symptomatically with no emphasis on prevention and lifestyle changes.
In 2014, Dr. Shah, Ambreen and his brother-in-law Farrakh Khawaja opened Mandala Integrative Medicine in Davenport, Iowa. In 2015, Farrakh’s wife Rumaisa, who is a life coach, joined the team. In 2018, Dr. Shah will have earned his fellowship in functional medicine through the University of Arizona Functional Medicine program.
Integrative medicine is personalized medicine dealing with the root causes of disease, instead of just treating symptoms. Dr. Shah will search for underlying triggers contributing to your health problems through cutting-edge lab testing, and he will create a customized protocol for your specific needs as a unique individual. The Wellness team at Mandala Integrative Medicine, in keeping with Dr. Shah’s philosophy, takes an individualized approach to assist each patient heal herself or himself.
Dr. Shah still works part-time as a hospitalist and is also the medical director of Premier Estate of Muscatine, a nursing home in Muscatine, Iowa. He strongly believes that for most of the acute and life-threatening problems, traditional Western medicine is the best. Dr. Shah is board certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Shah, Ambreen, Roshaan and Imaan, their daughter, live in Bettendorf, Iowa.
"What I love about my job is the opportunity to solve complex medical problems that have baffled other doctors. Identifying symptoms, risk factors and emotional triggers can reveal what truly is at the heart of a patient’s health. This requires a careful analysis of factors that lead to the understanding of root causes. Once these causes have been addressed the issues are usually overcome. I look forward to working with you in order to find the best way to reach you and your family’s optimal health."