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We will help you heal your body and prevent chronic illness by using a combination of integrative, holistic, and conventional therapies to accurately diagnose and comprehensively treat your illness.

Integrative Medicine Services In Maryland

Integrative Medicine Maryland 

Integrative Specialty Care with An Integrative Approach 

With over 20 years of experience in conventional, alternative, and integrative healthcare. Dr. Jyothi Rao and her team at Shakthi Health & Wellness look to deliver “A Whole-Body Approach” when it comes to assessing and addressing your health.

Many modern traditional doctors look at medication as the only way to treat health concerns and  though they have a place in treatment and are often necessary they are by no means the only option. Dr. Rao believes that integrative medicine is more efficient when addressing any health issues. 

The Shakthi Health & Wellness whole-body approach looks to use a multi-disciplinary disciplinary approach to tackle your health and wellness more thoroughly. This means they are dedicated to a more in-depth diagnostic process in order to ensure you are given the most comprehensive treatment plan completely customized for your particular needs.

Dr Jyothi Rao of Shakthi Health and Wellness Center

Jyothi Rao-Mahadevia | MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM

Jyothi Rao-Mahadevia  |  MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM

Dr. Jyothi Rao-Mahadevia  MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM

What Makes Shakthi Different?

What Makes Shakthi Different?

Shakthi Health and Wellness uses a specialized health care model that removes the restrictions of appointment time limits and insurance hassles. This personalized approach to healthcare gives Dr. Rao and her experienced team have the time to listen, learn, and run diagnostics tests that complete a comprehensive picture of your health history and condition. 

Once we have diagnosed your illness we will create a treatment plan that addresses the root cause and not just your symptoms. Our treatment plans often include a variety of alternative therapies, diet adjustments, exercise advice, and conventional medicine treatments when required.

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What Makes Shakthi Different?

Shakthi Health and Wellness uses direct integrative specialty care model that removes the restrictions of appointment time limits and insurance hassles. This personalized approach to healthcare gives Dr. Rao and her experienced team the time to listen, learn, and run diagnostics tests that complete a comprehensive picture or your health history and condition. 

Once we have diagnosed your illness we will create a treatment plan that the addresses the root cause and not just your symptoms. Our treatment plans often include a variety of alternative therapies, diet adjustments, exercise advices, and conventional medicine treatments when required.


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Featured Events


Dr. Jyothi Rao regularly takes part in podcasts, conferences, festivals, and other community events to discuss integrative medicine and holistic wellness. Here are some upcoming and past events that share practical tips and strategies to help you improve their overall well-being.

Would you like Dr. Rao to speak at your next event? Click the button below learn more our speaking services and submit a speaking request form. 

Featured Events

Boston Veg Fest

September 24th

The Real Truth About Health

April 16th, 2024

The Great Sage Dinner Event

April 8th 2024

The Real Truth About Health

March 11th, 2024

The Real Truth About Health

November 10th, 2023

Carrol County Women's Conference

October 2023

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Shakthi Digital Guide

A comprehensive guide to our treatment plans, locations, doctors, and the treatments we offer at Shakthi Health and Wellness Center. 

What Is Integrative Medicine?

What Is Integrative Medicine?

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Our Integrative Approach

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and alternative therapies to enhance a patient’s overall health and well-being by focusing on healing the whole body rather than just masking the symptoms of an illness. 

At Shakthi, we believe the relationship between a patient and their doctors is paramount. In order to effectively treat our patients, we consider all aspects of your life in order to find the root cause of the illness. This may include your emotional state, spiritual state, lifestyle habits, and other environmental influences that may have an impact on your physical health.

With this information, Dr. Jyothi Rao will develop a personalized wellness plan that incorporates traditional and non-traditional therapies that will help your body heal.  

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How Treatment  Works

Our doctors and staff take time to get invested in your health and well-being. We've taken a step back from mainstream medicine and are challenging the norm. Everyone's healthcare needs are different. You are different. We believe patients shouldn't settle. Our practice is not a revolving door. We listen, and most importantly, we hear you.

Appointments

All of our appointments are conducted on an as-needed basis. As Integrative doctors, we see a limited number of patients which means each of our patients receives dedicated care without the concern of being “rushed” out of an appointment. This allows us to give patients appointments that are more focused on their needs. 

Diagnostic Testing

We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. To learn more about the specific tests we offer visit this page here

Costs Involved

Patients receive personalized and tailored care in exchange for a flat fee. The overall cost will be discussed during your initial consultation. Each subsequent appointment will not need to be individually paid for. All patients receive unlimited access to their physicians which leads to better overall health and wellness.

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Are you ready to make long wait times a thing of the past? View our plan options below:


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Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

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Susan Doyle

I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.

Anonymous Patient

I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!

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Anna Smoot

I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.

Debbie Helman

After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.

- Debbie Helman

Linda J.

I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's integrative specialty care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.

I was in the worst shape of my life

I was in the worst shape of my life with depression and anxiety. I had given up. Shakthi provided me with a manageable plan that included supplements, diet, and an exercise program that has transformed my body and given me a new outlook on life. Perhaps the most surprising outcome was learning how to be healthy and have a good relationship with my body. I am now more productive, energetic, and focused. The fog that had been clouding my thoughts has lifted.

- Shakthi Patient

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Our Locations

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center is proud to offer patients access to Integrative Speciality Care services in Mount Airy and Elkridge, Maryland. Patients can comfortably enjoy a spacious and soothing lobby before being taken back for their appointments. Our exam rooms provide patients with a tranquil environment to promote emotional and physical healing.

In our office, you will also find our Shakthi Kitchen, our state-of-the-art sports performance facility, our Infrared Sauna, and our Biomat and Acupuncture room. 

As a Shakthi patient, you will have access to these facilities through our premium plan or you can choose to access them individually via our A La Carte offerings.

Our Services

We offer a variety of services to help heal you heal your body, mind and soul. The services below can be utilized individually or together as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.