Kara Nakisbendi, MD

Dr. Kara M. Nakisbendi is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She practiced Obstetrics and gynecology for four years in a busy practice at Lankenau and Paoli Hospitals.

Dr. Nakisbendi left obstetrics in October 2002 and was the owner and director of  Nakisbendi & Associates for 15 years for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive gynecological care throughout a women’s life cycle in a compassionate and supportive manner.

Currently she is practicing at Holistique Naturopathic Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington where she uses a Functional Medicine approach to address complex chronic illnesses. She continues to address hormonal imbalances utilizing SottoPelle Therapy.

Her education and experience in the healthcare field has enabled her to incorporate a patient-centered approach to medicine that is tailored to the unique needs of her patients. Because beliefs, attitudes, and motivations can all play a major role in overall wellness, she examines and includes the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of all of her patients in order to make a more holistic and accurate diagnosis. Her devotion to reaching optimal health is the basis and primary focus of her practice. She values the trust and confidence of her patients with whom she works in partnership for better health.

Professional Designations:

Certified Functional Medicine Provider, Institute of Functional Medicine
Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Degree, Temple University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Temple University

Education:

BS, Temple University
MD, Temple University School of Medicine
Intern, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Temple University
Medical Degree, Temple University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Professional Memberships

Institute of Functional Medicine
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

Practice Approach

I approach all patient care from a holistic perspective and always try to understand the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. In addition to treating hormonal imbalances, I treat chronic illnesses such as Tick Born Disease, chronic fatigue and neurodegenerative diseases

Years of Practice
23 years
Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Member Since
May 2008
Professional Statement

I have utilized the Sottopelle approach since 2008 and have found it to be an extremely effective and consistent delivery of hormones.

Language(s)

English