Dr. Sheila Patel is a board-certified family physician who earned her M.D. at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her residency in family medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center in Southern California. For more than a decade, she practiced full-spectrum family medicine (from prenatal care and deliveries, to ER coverage and inpatient and outpatient primary care for all ages) in a variety of settings. She is currently Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, where she offers integrative medical consultations that combine the best in conventional Western medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda. She is also a practicing physician at an outpatient family medicine practice in San Diego County, where she is passionate about bringing holistic healing concepts into the Western medical system.