Dr Shilpa Davé is a local GP with over 20 years’ experience. Nine years ago, Dr Shilpa started her own private practice to enable her to combine her extensive conventional medical knowledge with her interest in ayurvedic philosophy and desire to take a more holistic approach to treating illness and disease.
It was Shilpa’s personal experience of illness in 2013 that forced her to put her own health first. Dr Shilpa embarked on a period of recovery and healing, exploring the role that gut health, the immune system and stress play in the development of disease. This led Dr Shilpa to study Functional Medicine, a relatively new way of approaching illness which aims to identify the underlying causes of illness and address them with dietary and lifestyle changes, as opposed to just treating symptoms with medication or surgery. Read more about Functional Medicine.
Dr Shilpa has now set up her own CQC registered and inspected clinic in Teddington where she delivers this philosophy of care alongside mainstream family-orientated general practice. She also works closely with specialist consultants and practitioners who share the same ethos and philosophy of holistic care.
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Dr Shilpa’s clinic is situated in Teddington High Street in Kirby Chemists, a modern intergrated integrated pharmacy and dental practice. With a pharmacy on site, it’s quick and convenient to pick up your prescriptions or other recommended remedies after your appointment without having to go elsewhere. There is a dedicated reception and waiting area where you can book in and relax before your appointment, and the premises are fully air-conditioned with easy wheelchair access.
Dr Shilpa also has a clinic at the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston.