Healer Author Mother
By Alex McCray
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is on a mission to spread a message of holistic health. The board-certified physician specializes in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention. Her Buckhead practice has been around since 2009, and her newest location, CentreSpringMD+Peds, in Alpharetta/Johns Creek opened in 2016. The focus? To think outside the Western medicine “box.” Dr. Taz (as her patients call her) targets the core issues of her patients and develops individualized plans for treatment.
A quest for answers about her own health issues led to her using acupuncture and herbs to rebalance her hormones and develop an appreciation for integrative medicine. “I really just had to find a different way of thinking. Studying various systems of medicine, I found a wealth of information not yet taught in conventional medical schools,” says Bhatia.
She saw the healing it brought her and felt compelled to share her new knowledge with others and has used her model of functional medicine to effectively treat a range of issues, including prescribing an anti-inflammatory diet for patients with heart disease.
CentreSpringMD+Peds emphasizes health and wellness for the entire family, starting with childhood. Her team uses advanced tools to diagnose ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory issues, hidden nutritional deficiencies and more. By learning more about each child’s biotype, Bhatia’s team is able to arm families with information for a lifetime of better health.
Today, she serves as an expert on women’s health, weight-loss and nutrition for “CNN Daily News,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Good Morning America.” She is the author of “What Doctors Eat” and “The 21-Day Belly Fix.”
Alpharetta’s family-friendly focus made it a perfect match for her practice expansion and the reception has been nothing short of congenial. “Not only have we seen an amazing response with patients coming through our doors, but other small business leaders in the community have been incredibly welcoming. We couldn’t have asked for a better community to join,” Bhatia says.
As a mother of two, she appreciates the neighborhood’s emphasis on families and plethora of activities. Her husband and her particularly enjoy spending time outdoors at Alpharetta parks and on the Big Creek Greenway trail with their children. “There is so much to love about the area! I love anything at Avalon! I enjoy the shopping and outdoor eating—who doesn’t love Mexican at The El Felix,” Bhatia says.
Dr. Taz’s 4 Tips for Incorporating Natural/Holistic Health Every Day
- Food is medicine and understanding that chemistry is key.
- Stress can take a huge toll on the body. Take at least 10 minutes to unplug from computers and devices.
- Get out into nature and find ways to stay active.
- Protect your mind and take time for yourself by relaxing and recharging through activities like meditation.