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.