Welcome to Preventive Medicine

Dr. Varsha Rathod, MD is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has been successfully enhancing traditional medicine with the benefits of holistic healing since 1995. She is an expert in the field of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Rathod and her staff are committed to your long-term health and happiness. They partner with their patients in a compassionate and caring relationship and empower them with knowledge and hope to bring about healing.

At Preventive Medicine, we get to know you by taking your history and using the latest diagnostic tools and labs. The wisdom from holistic practices is used to target the balancing of key biological functions in your body to keep you healthy and feeling good.

We use the term “Holistic” because we believe that each one of us is made up of three components: body, mind and spirit. Holistic healing addresses all three of these aspects to bring about your healing as opposed to the conventional way of thinking in which only certain bodily ailments or dysfunctions require the attention of a physician.

Most dysfunction that leads to disease comes from disturbances in key biological processes in your body and mind. These functions pertain to proper digestion, proper and controlled immune and inflammatory responses, proper detoxification, hormonal balance, maintaining our structure and alignment as well as managing our rusting process (oxidative stress-aging), and finally taking care of our psycho-emotional needs.

A Functional Medicine doctor actively works to restore balance to key systems. It is with these functions in mind that we are able to order appropriate testing. All of our patients leave with their lab results and a copy of their office notes, which we review with them after each visit.

We are patient-centered and passionate about working with you to ensure your long-term health and happiness. We take time to listen to you, explain your lab and test results and answer your questions. We then develop an individualized treatment plan that focuses on you as a whole person, rather than just managing a disease that you may have.

If you are tired of being ill, if you would like to understand what made you ill and what you need to do to get better, or if you simply want to maintain your good health, then we believe that you can achieve all these goals at Preventive Medicine.


To learn more about how Dr. Rathod and her staff can help you, please call the office at 314-997-5403 or attend one of our monthly free educational meetings.