Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya


how it works

At our initial visit we will invest two hours, during which we will talk about YOU as the expert of your body and how I can help you. The initial consultation fee is $400 per hour. It is due at the time of service. You should complete the holistic health intake form, as it will help us to focus on your needs and issues. Before your visit, please download a copy, sit quietly with a cup of tea and connect with yourself, then complete the form.

During the visit, we will discuss how you feel things go when you get sick and what is happening in your body then from a medical point of view. We will discuss basic physiology so you can understand your body better. I will assess what is going on, suggest both conventional medicine and non-conventional options for testing and for treatment. I often use pulse diagnosis, generally do some energywork, and some counseling and education on anatomy or physiology. I will do a focused physical exam, and we will then talk about lifestyle issues, including exercise, nutrition and some holistic modalities appropriate for you.

Then we will prepare a tentative action plan. Usually this involves a combination of modalities, including Ayurveda, herbs, yoga, massage, meditation, homeopathy, supplements, TCM remedies, nutrition, and sometimes some exercise options, depending on what is going on.  You will tell me what you are comfortable and uncomfortable using, and then we refine a plan that you want to follow. 

During the first visit, we will formulate some short-term and then medium-term plans for helping you with whatever you feel you need help with. I will help you set up homework for yourself so that you can take small steps forward in whatever direction you need.

In this way, the patient walks away with a definite plan that s/he wants to adhere to. Subsequent visits are billed at $400 per one-hour visit, which can extend on mutual agreement, depending on the complexity and time spent.

I work flexibly with payment schedules for students, and I will make case-by-case arrangements for those needed. Please contact me if you would like to work out a payment plan. 


Contact Dr. Bhattacharya:
212 645 6745
drbhaswati@gmail.com
making the most of your visit

Once we are committed to your initial visit, please write to me about your story. Include the first memories of being sick, and how the past ten years have been, what you feel are your weak parts of your body, how your gut has been, what your main emotions are, and how you have felt.  We will work holistically.  Be as poetic, philosophical or concrete as you like. And of course everything is confidential. 

Please complete the holistic medical history form and bring it to our visit. Also, please bring a food diary if you have time.

I see patients at GoodMedicine Works. by appointment only. I have tried to replicate the old style of seeing patients: personal, attentive, one at a time, with enough time. 

After your visit, I will send you a receipt with all necessary CPT and ICD-10 medical coding for you to submit to your insurance company/ HSA or flex spending/ accountant for reimbursement. You should bring a copy of the back and front of your insurance card for your file.

I look forward to working with you.

Blessings, 
Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

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Resources for Integrative Medicine
The clinic was in midtown Manhattan until Aug 2020. 

Dr. Bhattacharya will see patients online only until the end of the Covid crisis in New York City.
ayurveda products​

www.kottakal.shop 
One of the only sources of authentic Ayurvedic polyherbal and herbomineral Ayurvedic formulations and products in the USA, Kottakal is sourced from Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakal, one of the most respected sources of compound formulations and different medicinal preparations in Ayurveda.


www.pureindianfoods.com
Sandeep Agarwal ("Ghee-ji") is from a lineage of traditional ghee-makers of Gujarat. His products are organic, clean, and made as close to traditional ancient India as permitted by the US-FDA. The medicated ghees, called ghrits, are excellent for medicinal prescriptions from your vaidya.   I recommend Cultured Ghee if you want to use Ghee as medicine.


www.standardbotanicals.ca
The only Ayurvedic company to have herbs registered for medical use by HealthCanada, the Canadian FDA, Standard Botanicals was founded and is directed by one of India's most sought-after vaidyas who has a PhD in modern pharmacology. The quality, purity and process of their products is beyond the gold standard.


www.neemtreefarms.com
This is the best source of neem I have found in the USA.


www.organicindiausa.com
This company sells great nine herb formulas under the label Organic India.


www.banyanbotanicals.com
Banyan is one of the leading sources for organic herbs in the USA.​


www.yogacube.us
This website offers products from DIVYA/Patanjali, the brands of Swami Baba Ramdev. Dr. Bhattacharya was the first MD in the USA to actively incorporate their herbs in her hospital-based and private practices in 2006.

dededicated groups doing good work

                                  www.dinacharya.org
This is the website for The DINacharya Institute, directed by Dr. Bhattacharya. DINacharya creates programs for health and wellness professionals to learn about holistic medicine, especially authentic ayurveda.

DIN Master Classes in Ayurveda 
Started in 2017, these classes have been created to help students of Ayurveda around the world study śloka-by-śloka and get exposed to Sanskrt in an authentic way. 

www.cayurvedac.com
Founded by Dr. Bhattacharya, the Council for Ayurveda Credentialing has created and disseminated documents to assist Ayurvedic education and research worldwide. 

http://ayush.gov.in/
This is the official website of the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan Medicine) & Homeopathy), Government of India.

www.pranamandir.com
PranaMandir is the heartspace, yoga school and training center of Lea Kraemer, a yogini, excellent teacher of true yoga principles and highly-experienced yoga therapist. She has trained for decades, with teachers such as Yogi Bhajan and Pattabhi Jois, as well as masters of the yoga sciences. 

www.integrativenutrition.com
The site for the best Holistic Health Counseling training in holistic nutrition, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

www.learn.edu
This is the website for an accredited masters program in Holistic Health in Connecticut, where I teach.

www.aapna.org
This is the website for AAPNA, the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, founded by Vd. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD (Ayu). The organization has collected 300 vaidyas trained in India and practicing in the USA and Canada.

www.crism.net
The Centre for Research in Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM) is responsible for designing, formulating and implementing policy for promoting, propagating and Advocacy for Indian System of Medicine in USA, Scientific acceptance of Indian System of Medicine, Preparation of Dossiers for Market Authorization etc.

www.ahpa.org
Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on herbs and herbal products. All of AHPA’s activities are focused on its mission, to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products, and are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs, herbal products and other health-related products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.
www.standardbotanicals.com

www.HealthyAyurveda.com
Started as a hub for Ayurveda, Dr. Mike Dhaliwal manages this site to promote awareness, deeper study, and connections between people, students, shastras and resources for bringing Ayurveda forward.



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all rights reserved.  (c) 2001-2021, Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD PhD
Dr. Bhattacharya currently sees patients by appointment only.

If you have any financial concerns or issues, please discuss them personally with Dr. B. and she will address your issues to work out an arrangement so that both people are comfortable. The doctor is committed to working with people who demonstrate interest in holistic medicine, as GOOD holistic medicine is not always available to all who want it. In appropriate cases, she will reduce her fees. 

Good Medicine Works. provides payment plans using checks, and accepts payments of cash, check and PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, MasterCard and Visa.
Good Medicine Works. is the solo clinical practice in holistic Family Medicine of Dr. Bhattacharya. 

Dr. Bhattacharya is currently seeing patients only via telemedicine due to the Covid crisis.

Appointments are available via video consultation through advance confirmation and communication through drbhaswati@gmail.com. Current patients may also schedule phone and video consultations.

When you write to Dr. Bhattacharya, she can assess your health query and whether she can assist you via appointment, according to the urgency and your preferences and needs. Thank you!
Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD
GoodMedicine Works.

(please send correspondence via email)
New York, NY 10010  USA
+1 212 645 6745 • drbhaswati@gmail.com
logistics

Your initial visit with Dr. B. will be either one or two hours in length, depending on your needs. The consultation fee for each hour is USD$400, for which you will receive you a detailed physician's billing statement with medical coding. Follow-up visits usually require 30 to 60 minutes with the doctor and are billed at $400 per hour.

Because Dr. B. is a licensed, board-certified physician, insurance companies often reimburse according to the ICD-10 and CPT coding provided for general medical care at the standard of a family physician, which is included in the visit. 

You may submit the invoice along with a signed claims form and send it to your health insurance plan for reimbursement; depending on your agreement, you may receive up to 100% reimbursement. You can also definitely use the invoice as a receipt for USA tax deductions on Schedule A, Medical and Dental Expenses. You may also choose to have a Health Savings Account to quality for health care tax deductions.

Dr. B. is no longer a Medicare or Medicaid provider and does not have contracts with any health plans, PPOs or insurance quotas or networks. Therefore, she is not required as a contract physician to see patients for the standard period of time (about 7 minutes) and using only standard-of-care medicine (drugs, blood tests, CT scans/radiology and surgery). She values your care enough not to discount it.

approach 

For the past 21 years, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, PhD, DABHM, FABPM, HHC, CAP*, has been practicing holistic family medicine emphasizing Ayurveda, and teaching best clinical practices and educational techniques for learning Integrative Medicine. 

She currently works between her solo private consultation medical practice in Manhattan and her deeper study of indigenous medicines around the world, when she consults with patients via phone/video conference. 

Specializing in The Patient, Dr. Bhattacharya actively incorporates traditional and indigenous medical systems into her clinical practice of holistic family medicine, using modern science only where it actually works for real patients. The goal is not a clinical trial; it is to help each patient improve his/her quality of life, health, and well-being. She defines, refines and practices medicine on a holistic and truly integrative path. She provides holistic medical care for the underserved as well as for insured patients. 

Modalities include herbs, nutrition, yoga, breathwork (pranayama), exercise counseling, energywork, mind-body medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, with a strong underpinning of Ayurveda, as well as the use of biomedical drugs and procedures as needed.

As the first US Fulbright Scholar sponsored jointly in 2013-2014 by the US Dept of State and the Government of India to research and teach Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya continued research in the clinical and physico-chemical bases of bhasmas, herbometallic compounds that often work quickly and cleanly to rebalance the body from 'incurable' diseases. For her PhD thesis 2014-2018, she studied how plants work medicinally, from soil to stomach to cell.