On July 27th, California College of Ayurveda received a special guest visitor, Dr. Nicholas Sparr. Dr. Sparr is a Family Medicine Resident at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was greeted by Dr. Brenda Krulikowski who gave him a tour of the facility. Later, he sat down with Dr. Marc Halpern, the college’s founder, to discuss clinical case management from an Ayurvedic and integrative perspective.
California College of Ayurveda (CCA) values forming positive, cooperative relationships with the Western medical community. Over the years, CCA has hosted residents, engaged in educational programs for medical doctors, and collaborated on research resulting in published papers. Dr. Halpern says, “All systems of medicine offer some value to the right person at the right time. It’s important for all healthcare professionals to maintain an attitude of mutual respect. This leads to greater cooperation and ultimately greater outcomes for patients.”
Students at the California College of Ayurveda can complete education all the way to the level of a Medical Ayurvedic Specialist. A Medical Ayurvedic Specialist has the deepest level of Ayurvedic education in the United States and has also been trained to integrate with the medical community. With a background that includes Western medical testing and research methodology, the Medical Ayurvedic Specialist is able to review medical charts, engage in discussions with medical doctors, and collaborate with their medical peers to provide the highest quality of integrative medicine.