Anita Gandhy, M.D., MPH, M.A.
- Offers MyHealth Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
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Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Not accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
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- Hospital Affiliations
Eden Medical Center
- Medical Affiliations
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
- Sutter East Bay Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
BOARD CERTIFIED IN:
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
Saint George's University School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University
- Special Training:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
- Primary Language(s)
Philosophy of Care
After ten years as a hospitalist, I gave up my practice and accepted a position as
Palliative Care Medical Director at Eden Medical Center. I believe the realm of Palliative
Care embodies patient empowerment and a focus on quality of life through a comprehensive
appreciation of the patient as a physical, psychosocial and spiritual entity. This
approach is a departure from traditional Western medical teaching and is often misunderstood
by many experienced and well-intentioned health care providers.
One of my principal challenges is about educating, not only patients and their families, but other physicians and healthcare providers. In my practice, I employ a holistic approach to the care of my patients because of my own philosophy of care as well as my passion in integrative medicine. I believe in the power of affirmations and apply principles I’ve learned from many sources. Some of my influences include Louise Hay, Eckhart Tolle, and Andrew Weil. Meditation is a therapeutic practice in my life and can be beneficial to an individual who is wanting to accentuate their health. Nutrition is an extremely important component to augment the medical treatment of each person. Depending on the individual’s interests, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Naturopathy may be important components of the treatment process.
Palliative Care encompasses the entire spectrum of disease course from diagnosis to end of life care. Medical decision making can be very stressful and difficult. I regard each individual patient in the context of their personal values and beliefs. The power of quality of life and patient empowerment through understanding the disease process and treatment options are therapeutic forces in the care of our patients. In that respect, my role is to guide and support the goals of care and quality of life of each person and their family. I partner with the patient, their family, and members of the medical team to best understand the goals and create a plan to best support the person.
Palliative care is a focus on quality of life which is unique for each individual. The ultimate goal of palliative care can be accomplished in any setting, but the hospital happens to be where people encountering serious disease may recognize their need for this more than at any other time in their lives.
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