Faculty & Advisory Board
Dipa Chauhan-Patel, RPh pharmacist
Dipa Chauhan, RPh is a board certified registered pharmacist and a functional medicine provider. She has over 6 years of pharmacy experience ranging from retail pharmacy, mail order pharmacy and clinical hospital pharmacy. She completed a hospital pharmacy residency with rotations in ICU, nephrology, general medicine, pediatrics, drug distribution, cardiology and drug information.
Her most eye-opening experience was when she worked at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Ontario) as the pharmacist for the oncology unit. There she worked alongside the staff physician and the entire health care team to optimize chemotherapy and drug therapy and minimize and manage unwanted side effects . She provided patients with detailed information regarding their chemotherapy regimen and played an important role regarding side effect management.
It was this experience that sparked an interest in disease prevention since she saw so many lives and families torn apart by cancer and other preventable illnesses. As a pharmacist, she saw a tremendous void that needed to be filled. She sees the value in medication therapy when appropriate, although she sees a greater value in healthy lifestyle choices. She believes that a healthy diet, healthy attitude and regular exercise are vital to preventing many chronic diseases. Dipa also enjoys sitting down with patients to provide one on one medication therapy management to optimize drug therapy and minimize the number of medications patients are taking.
Dipa’s love for cooking and helping people led to the creation of the website www.drpatelsdiet.com. Here you can find over 250 healthy and easy recipes, weekly shopping lists and menus. Through this websites Dipa has benefited thousands of people all around the world.
Dipa enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son Devin. Dipa also enjoys exercising, walking and other outdoor activities.