Dr. Anita Somani - Treating Lives
We often visit the doctor to receive treatment only for the portion of our body that ails us, but Dr. Anita Somani believes in treating the “whole person,” thus making her a diligent proponent of preventative treatment.
A graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Somani has specialized in OB/GYN and women’s health issues since 1994. She currently practices with Comprehensive Women’s Care, Inc. “My dad’s a doctor and I always thought it would be a cool profession,” remembers Somani. “I went through a phase where I wanted to be a teacher, but then I got my tonsils out and I thought it would be really cool to be a doctor instead.”
Those childhood dreams eventually led her to almost 20 years in obstetrics and gynecology, which eventually evolved into the “whole person” methodology in which she believes so strongly. “The whole spectrum of women’s health is really fun to do,” she says. “My patients are aging with me and began asking if I did hair removal, or how to treat wrinkles and stretch marks. [What we offer now] grew out of what people were asking for.”
In addition to cosmetic corrective treatments for things such as varicose veins and age spots, Somani and her partners have placed strong attention on the need for women’s preventative care. Things as simple as fitness, good nutrition and proper skin care are a prime focus for her younger patients. “Just by telling teenagers about staying out of tanning beds and using sunscreen might just keep them from coming back in 20 years and saying, ‘Help me!’” she reflects. “While it’s good for business, those preventative steps are more important.”
For more information on Dr. Somani and Comprehensive Women’s Care, visit www.cwc4women.com