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About

Mission

Lotus Integrative Health and Nursing wants to give their clients experiences of healing that involve the whole person: mind, body and spirit. In a conventional system, women often feel rushed, without choices, and not heard. Our providers take the time to listen, discover the root cause of discomfort and illness, and provide solutions toward long lasting healing and achievement of long-term life goals. Coming to our practice is a healing journey and transformational, a completely different experience than the conventional health system.

We provide support, education, coaching, and care tailored for each individual. We treat them with respect and humanity regardless of background. Our team approach is collaborative and recognizes the value and importance of each discipline in contributing to the vitality and wellness of our clients. We truly feel integrative health care is the key to solving the health care crisis by emphasizing prevention through natural medicine, lifestyle, and wellness principles. We look forward to serving our clients with compassion and care.

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Milan Chavarkar,

DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IFMCP

Founder
Women's Health and Fertility  Specialist
Integrative and Functional Medicine
Nurse Practitioner

I remember my first exposure to natural medicines as a child when my mother created a hot dough infused with turmeric to put on a sore ankle. To my surprise, spices from my mom’s kitchen, used to cook Indian food on a daily basis, had healing properties for common ailments! This realization started a lifelong fascination with healing and medicine. Feeling a deep connection to women’s health and female empowerment based on my domestic violence work and exposure to the Women’s Clinic at UC Berkeley, I started my career as a nurse-midwife. My first position was in inner-city Los Angeles working with pregnant women, and I realized that providing holistic primary and OBGYN care was essential to a healthy pregnancy and postpartum period. After completing a Post-Master’s in Family Practice, I fell in love with family practice and my goal became to help and empower women, their families, and communities. After working in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, I missed home and moved back to the Bay Area in 2004 to be closer to my parents. In the last 25 years, I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations, always dedicated to promoting integrative techniques including the use of wholesome diet, movement, herbal medicines, and supplements to enhance health. On a personal note, I suffered through PCOS, infertility, and weight issues with little help from conventional medicine, which influenced my decision to become an expert in integrative health care based on the functional medicine model. I know what it is like to be a mother and wife with a busy career and I want to support other women in their aspirations to become their best self. A life-long learner, I graduated from UCSF's nursing doctoral program in 2019 to refine my skills as a leader and educator, and finished programs in functional medicine, sexual medicine, and natural fertility in 2021. I am thrilled to create Lotus Integrative Health & Nursing to continue my work in integrative health to serve women and their families. I love my profession, but the heart of my life is my family. My two children are 19 and 14, and my husband and I are busy working parents like many others!  Our third child is our Havanese puppy, Nico who we spoil!  I'm on my own healing journey and I've learned the hard way that self-care is vital. The pandemic was a great motivator and I now have a daily meditation and beginning yoga practice. I do weight training and walking for exercise daily. I'm a pretty good cook and love to travel. We recently traveled to New Zealand and Australia to see penguins, koalas, and kangaroos! A Cal graduate, I can talk about my Berkeley days forever. Go Bears! 

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor’s Molecular and Cell Biology, 1993

Columbia University in the City of New York         

Bachelor’s Nursing, 1997

Columbia University in the City of New York         

Master’s Nursing, Nurse Midwifery, 1998

Harbor-UCLA Research Education Institute

Post-Master’s, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2002

University of California, San Francisco                     

Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2019

Affiliation

2009- present: Volunteer Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing 

Mary Margaret O'Neill,

MD, FACOG, NCMP

Collaborating Physician

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center,

Family Nurse Practitioner 

American Midwifery Certification Board,

Nurse-Midwifery

Institute of Functional Medicine

Additional Certifications

Fertile Foundations Practitioner

Reiki Practitioner, Level 1

Professional Organization Memberships

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

 

International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

 

California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP)

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

California Nurse Midwives Association (CNMA)

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

 

Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US)

The Club, Silicon Valley Women's Service Group

Amanda Robles,

BA

Administrative Assistant

Nikki Berces-Mardenly, 

MSN, MPH, RN

Nurse Educator and Coach

Collaborators

Stefania Manetti, RD, CDE

Integrative Dietician and
Exercise Specialist

Troy Lopez

Certified Personal Trainer and
Health and Fitness Expert

Office

Our Campbell office is a located across from Downtown Campbell with plenty of parking in the back of the lot.
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