Sagar Doshi, M.D.
Dr. Doshi did his undergraduate training at the University of Akron, with a major in Natural Sciences and minors in both psychology and chemistry. He then went on to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. This was followed by an intern year at the Kern-UCLA County Hospital and then three years of emergency medicine specialty training in Dayton, Ohio culminating in being certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Following this, he was an active duty service member in the Unites States Air Force. Additionally, he is a member of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He currently lives with his wife and two young children in Columbus, Ohio.
"I remember a day when a man was rushed into the emergency department with a heart attack. It was his thirteenth. This affable, kind man had not done anything to change the course of his illness but did take all his prescribed medicine and he kept all his medical appointments. He even kept all his records organized in a binder. I rushed him off to the cardiologists who would try to salvage what remained of his heart. There was no time to ask if he knew that he had the power and the choice to stop having heart attacks. Now when I see someone sitting in a hospital bed for a complication of their health problems, I see that man. I also see my late father, who suffered from the burden of heart disease and diabetes. I see these people, and I know that this doesn’t have to happen again – their conditions are reversible."
- Dr. Sagar Doshi
Zak Hourmouzis, M.D.
Dr. Hourmouzis received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University and his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Summa Akron City Hospital in 2013 and continues to practice as a board-certified emergency physician in Columbus. He has also completed courses in plant-based nutrition, including the class offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. His other main areas of interest are exercise to maintain physical fitness and well-being and educating patients about chronic illnesses.
"The concept of plant-based nutrition was introduced to me by my wife. I actually resisted her on it at first, thinking that it didn't contain any merit. Then I started unpacking the evidence behind it and it became impossible to ignore. I love taking care of patients in the emergency department, but this clinic gives me the unique opportunity to combat the diseases I see so often in the hospital before they have a chance to become severe enough to lead to an emergency. It's the proactive part of medicine that extends quality of life to patients that I had been missing. Seeing patients in this new kind of setting allows us to see patients beating their chronic diagnoses and becoming truly healthy."
- Dr. Zak Hourmouzis
Jimisha Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel received her undergraduate degree in microbiology at Miami University of Ohio. She received her medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Following medical school, she did one year internship in internal medicine at Metro Health Medical Center and then went on to do her pediatrics training at Louisiana State University for Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Dr. Patel is a board certified pediatrician. She has practiced as an urgent care pediatrician for three years for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
"My interest in a whole food plant based lifestyle started in my home with my kids. My daughter suffered from frequent urinary tract infections and my son had severe reflux. I started learning about the whole food plant based diet and incorporating it into our lives when my daughter was two years old and my son was nine months old. I saw the benefits of it first hand in my family. Children can be picky eaters which can make meal times difficult. I have learned through experience with my little ones how to overcome this and get them to embrace a whole food plant based lifestyle.
In the urgent care, I frequently see children with the same ailments that my children used to have, such as constipation, anxiety, migraines, and even more severe issues. Unfortunately, the urgent care is not set up for providing time to truly educate and follow up with these patients. Our clinic allows me, a whole food plant-based pediatrician, to meet with you and your child one-on-one. We can discuss your child’s issues and your goals. I'm excited when I'm able to spend one-on-one time with my patients to discuss issues and goals as well as use cooking education and group sessions to help you navigate this lifestyle change with your child. After all, it takes a village to raise a child."
- Dr. Jimisha Patel