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Dr Indra

We are one of the first functional medicine specialist clinic in the north. We truly believe in a holistic and therapeutic assessment of patients, a notion at the very heart of functional medicine.
Working Hours
Monday till Thursday - 09.00 to 19.00
Telephone
0749 669 2137

Monday - Thursday 09.00 till 19.00

0749 669 2137

Clinics in Leeds & Manchester

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Our Team

Dr Indra Barathan
MBBS, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, IFM (2016)

I have been a GP for over 16 years and have loved being a generalist as well as having the skill to look at the whole patient. As a qualified GP and functional medicine practitioner, I understand both approaches can be necessary for many patients who have complex conditions and taking medication. An in-depth knowledge of acute and serious pathology also means that serious underlying conditions that might require urgent referral are not missed.

Combining conventional medicine with functional medicine, I work in partnership with my patients to address health issues to help them achieve optimum health benefits. This is the future of healthcare and it can help many patients live a healthier life.

I truly believe in a holistic assessment of my patients, a notion at the very heart of functional medicine. It shifts the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach and sees patient and practitioner work together in a therapeutic partnership.

I opened my clinic in November 2016 to provide personalised functional medicine consultations, and I now have practices in Leeds and Manchester.

My passion is helping my patients learn how they have got to where they have got to and what they can do to help themselves shift towards vitality. I love supporting patients with complex medical needs, hormonal problems and gut issues. As inflammation is the root of all chronic illness, we are able to support a variety of clinical symptoms.

Shakela Shan
BA(Hons), PgDip Nutritional Science & Practice, mBANT, rCNHC

I am a nutritional therapist and a metabolic balance practitioner. I am passionate about nutrition and lifestyle medicine and I offer my clients a holistic journey to health and wellness. My areas of specialism are weight management, chronic fatigue and digestive health. I have been trained using a functional medicine approach to identify the core nutritional and lifestyle imbalances that need addressing to achieve optimal health.

Working in collaboration with Dr Indra gives me the opportunity to ‘connect the dots’ further to help clients achieve a better understanding of their chronic illness by identifying nutritional deficiencies.

I enjoy working closely with my clients on a one-to-one basis offering a holistic approach to a variety of clinical symptoms. We are all unique and what works for one may not necessarily work for others, which is why I use the functional medicine approach.

In addition, I help my clients plan, shop and eat in a nutritionally balanced way that is tailored to their individual needs. I do not advocate diets; instead, I aim to empower my clients to make intelligent food choices that eventually become a natural habit of life. This is delivered through personalised nutrition and lifestyle support.

Dr Ailsa Care
MBChB, MRCGP, AFMCP

I qualified from Leeds University in 1989. Following GP training, I have been working as an NHS GP in Huddersfield for over 20 years.

Following some personal health problems, which conventional medicine failed to solve, I sought some medical advice from a practitioner who used a root-cause approach, similar to functional medicine. The resolution of my health issues led me to seek training in this approach. Since then I have completed training with both the Institute of Functional Medicine and the British Society of Ecological Medicine.

When you learn about functional medicine, it makes so much sense to search for the root causes of a patient’s illness. I love having so much more time to spend with patients and to be able to offer a truly holistic, personalised approach.

Elaine McAnuff
Practice Administration

I have worked closely with management boards and figures for over 20 years to deliver a high-quality service in demanding environments.  I’m now delighted to be a part of the Dr Indra team, helping to regularly review and improve our patients’ experience and ensure efficiency and excellence in the business.

Sarah Hatfield
Practice Patients Manager

I have spent most of my career in administrative roles in the NHS and know how important patient care is.  I am always here to help, to deal with any enquiries our patients may have and to support them on their journey to better health.