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Nisha Chellam, MD

Nisha Chellam, MD

Nisha Chellam, MD

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Dr. Chellam is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic and Integrative Medicine from Wayne State University. She is an Associate Teaching Clinician with Michigan State University and Wayne State University with 21 years of practice and teaching experience who has also undergone extensive training in functional medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is also a lifetime member of the American Lipid Association. Dr. Chellam completed her residency in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University and was a Chief Resident at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Michigan. Her current and active interest is in peptide therapy for the resolution of obesity and metabolic syndrome.


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About Nisha Chellam, MD

Clinical Expertise

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, leptin and insulin resistance, Hashimoto’s, hormone and digestive health, peptide therapy, cancer prevention, and gut issues

Credentials
MD, American Board of Holistic Medicine
What I love about Parsley Health
I love the teamwork! There’s a camaraderie and collegiality at Parsley that’s so unique. It makes taking care of our members interesting and enjoyable.
Training Institutions
Stanley Medical College, India; Wayne State University, Michigan, USA; American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine; Institute for Functional Medicine
Previous Positions
Founder of Holistic and Integrative Center of Novi; Founder of Holistic ICON Academy, a place for patient education on health and wellness
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I love to make it fun to get healthy and to create an exciting experience for each patient to see their doctor. I love helping you find your best doctor, which is you!
Ask me about
Peptide therapy and simplifying anything in medicine.
Most likely to find me
Designing Indian clothes, making terracotta jewelry, nagging my two grown kids and husband about their health, and hiking when I visit family in California.
Language Proficiencies
Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam (I understand it but don’t speak it fluently).

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