Neela Sandal, MD
Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine
I founded Atma Clinic because I wanted to practice medicine differently. My education and training empowered me to make a huge difference in my clients' health and vitality, but the business-as-usual medical system was keeping me from spending the necessary time and attention with my clients. I wanted to use a subscription model, so my clients and I could form a lasting partnership in health.
I also wanted to lead a medical practice that was based on the most cutting-edge science available: A practice that uses molecular biology and recent research to build an effective and personalized treatment plan for each client. I also wanted to mine the richness of less conventional healing traditions, utilizing the best methods and techniques available.
I graduated from high school in Baldwin City, Kansas. I then earned a Bachelor's degree with distinction in Biology from Cornell University. After that, I returned home to Kansas for medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and then completed a three-year medical residency in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and am licensed to practice medicine in Kansas. Throughout my medical training, I studied closely with leaders in Integrative and Functional Medicine. I also studied Ayurveda, herbalism, energy healing, and other alternative healing methods, which I incorporate into my practice.
Beyond the Office
In 2008, I married Kansas native, Hannah (Kern). We have a daughter who is almost two years old, and I love taking her out to explore the plants, rocks, bugs, and animals in our neighborhood. I enjoy traveling, reading science fiction, and relaxing in good company.