Hello, and Welcome to the East County Internal Medicine (ECIM) Website. We are an independent, full service Internal Medicine Office, what is also known as a Primary Care office. We accept all major insurances and you will be under the care of Dr. Shaan Kunwar, board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Kunwar has been caring for patients in the Bradenton/Sarasota areas for the past 4 years, and is familiar with the local population. Dr. Kunwar is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 2010, here in Bradenton, FL, and lives in Lakewood Ranch.
The question is often asked: What is a Doctor of Osteopathy? What is the difference between a DO and an MD?
In brief, both are excellent choices when choosing a Dr. for your healthcare needs. Both go through 4 years of medical school and a minimum of 3 years in residency. Both are able to practice in whatever specialty they desire, and both are permitted to practice medicine in the military and government positions.
One difference that is notable, is that the DO has the additional skill set of osteopathic manipulation, which is akin to chiropractic medicine. Patients often request this treatment modality and find it to be therapeutic; Ask Dr. Kunwar if this is useful for you.
Along those lines is a growing demand from patients to adopt a more ‘natural’ approach to treatment plans. The term Holistic approach is used loosely these days. To many people it means many things; In it’s simplest terms it means to treat the body as a Whole.
We approach each encounter from this standpoint: To take in to consideration the body, mind, and spirit connection, to always attempt to identify the Root of the patient’s condition.
Medicine is a rapidly evolving science. The purpose of this website is to provide you with some basic information, as well as more complex content, from reliable sources. We here at ECIM feel providing education to patients, empowers them to make their best healthcare decisions.
I have been seeing Dr. Kunwar for about four yrs. I have had two very serious medical conditions, one required surgery & a week in hospital. Dr. Kunwar has been 100% on top of my conditions. He has referred a specialist several times. He is very knowledgeable & up to date on the latest treatments. I always read, research, compare, and ask about my medical conditions. His assistant is 100% on top of her job as well. She always returns my calls, always follows up with everything. I too have Freedom which a lot of Dr.s do not accept. I am sure he does not get paid what he is worth. There is a lot of time involved behind the scenes that a Dr. & his assistant does that the patient is not aware of. His office is spotless throughout and the waiting time is minimal. I very recently hired & fired a local lawyer that charged me $50 to leave me a voice mail. I believe a doctor is worth much more than a lawyer.
First doctor that tried to talk me out of meds that could be bad for me. First to recommend a specialist when WE thought it might be called for. Spends time tiring to get me to tell him more about what's going on. Talks to me in terms I can understand, explains what I can't! I trust him with my life. NZ.
Nick Z. in Bradenton, FL