Is Dr. Kar available for appointments in person?
Appointments are usually through a secure video (telehealth platform). However, please email her office to inquire about her availability for in-person consultations in Mumbai and Calgary.
Before The First Appointment
Intake Forms are to be completed online through a secure platform at least 48 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment.
What To Expect At The First Appointment?
In your first visit, Dr. Kar will go through your complete medical history and your health goals. The first visit usually lasts 30-45 minutes.
The key to Functional Medicine is treating each person as an individual and getting to the root cause of health problems. That generally entails a detailed conversation about your current state of health, health history, family history, diet, lifestyle habits, stress, etc.
At that point, Dr. Kar will discuss with you potential approaches and recommended laboratory workups.
Dr. Kar may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most advice will be deferred until after lab results are in.
What Laboratory Tests Does Dr. Kar Recommend?
Laboratory tests will depend on your health condition and goals. Basic lab tests are available in India. Advanced lab tests in Functional Medicine may need to be sent outside the country.
Consultation fees do not include any lab testing.
What About Follow-up Appointments?
At the second visit, your lab reports are discussed. This is usually for 30-45 minutes.
Subsequent visits depend on each individual. Usually visit 3 is after 6-8 weeks to assess progress and next steps.