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Functional Medicine is the future of Medicine and the Future is NOW

MD guided, lab based assessments and customized nutritional supplement programs to restore internal balance and achieve optimal wellness.

Learn how we can help you achieve
vibrant health and longevity

What is Functional Medicine?

Science based

Functional Medicine is a science based, individualized, patient centered approach that addresses the root cause of illness by asking how and why the illness occurred, rebalances the body’s core physiological processes and restores health. It is a science of creating health, not just a mere treatment model.

Systems Based

Functional medicine treats the whole system, not just the symptoms; the whole organism, not just the organs. It reviews the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex chronic diseases.It uses low-risk interventions that modify molecular and cellular systems to reverse the drivers of disease.

Shift in thinking

Functional Medicine shifts the disease-centered focus of conventional medicine to a patient-centered approach. It looks at the story of YOU as an individual, not just the average.It examines the journey to your disease rather than just naming and blaming.It helps in rethinking the disease, rethinking medicine and helps people achieve vibrant health.

How Can We Help?


Symptoms suggesting hormone imbalances : fatigue, brain fog,PMS, peri and postmenopausal issues,acne,PCOS, irregular menstruation, infertility, low testosterone, low libido, hair loss, headaches/migraines.


We use a mind/body/soul approach to help with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, loss of interest, mood changes like irritability, low mood, ADHD, difficulty concentrating, brain fog, insomnia, fatigue, appetite/weight changes and low energy.


Our systems biology approach helps address the root cause and treat conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Chronic sinusitis, skin problems, eczema/psoriasis, Adrenal disorders, and diabetes.


With our whole-body approach, we address a range of digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic bloating and abdominal pain, food intolerances, SIBO, chronic heartburn/GERD, and leaky gut.

Weight &

We identify and address  the root cause of problems like inability to lose weight, Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, overweight, and obesity. We offer support for stress reduction, detoxification, exercise plans, and diets.


Disease doesn’t happen overnight. Dysfunction precedes the disease.If you are healthy, but want to prevent the development of chronic disease, our functional medicine tools help identify dysfunction and rebalance the core systems of the body  thereby preventing the development of chronic disease and optimize your whole health.

Long Covid Treatment and Prevention

We offer multimodal treatment plans that help restore ACE2, repair mitochondria, and restore gut health. These plans can improve long-haul COVID symptoms such as fatigue, persistent loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough, brain fog, headache, memory problems,anxiety, depression, insomnia,rashes, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

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I am Dr. Donthu and I welcome you to Saffron Health! The idea of Saffron Health emerged from my desire of offering more to my patients who have consistently shown me love and to do my part in bringing positive change in the health of the community.I have a strong personal belief that health care should be more than just a “pill for the ill”. Rather, it should promote healthy living through long-lasting  lifestyle changes.

The functional medicine training that I received brought about a radical change in my way of thinking about health and diseases. It allows me to look at a person’s journey to the disease rather than just naming and blaming, and to look at the story of YOU as an individual rather than the story of the average. It brought a shift from disease centered focus of conventional practice to a patient centered approach. It taught me to look beyond the symptoms into genetic, environmental and various lifestyle factors to have long-lasting effects on a person’s well-being.  It helps realize my dream of bringing  true change in people’s lives and guiding  them on the path to excitement, effervescence and enthusiasm for health, which is priceless. I proudly say that I practice my passion!

My goal is to provide personalized services in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. My focus always remains on you, my aim is to meet your health goals, and to empower you with the tools necessary to achieve the healthy lifestyle that you deserve! I want to reduce the time and money spent trying different solutions with no help, I want to know the root cause of your suffering and work effectively to reduce it. 

Functional medicine program that I offer is not only life changing for my patients but also for me. I gain immense happiness and satisfaction that I could not in my 20 years of my conventional medicine practice.With great excitement and humility,  I welcome you to become a part of our Saffron family and join us in our journey to your vibrant health!


Dr. Donthu

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