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I started seeing Dr. Donthu a few months ago. I went to her because I was having some issues that my regular doctor couldn’t explain. Dr. Donthu did some tests and then found out what was wrong with me. She went over the results, I think my first meeting with her going over the results was about a 2 hour long meeting and went in detail explaining what was wrong with me and put me on a program to help me get regulated. I have been on the program now for about 4 months mostly consistently and I have seen an overall Improvement in my sleep, my energy levels, my mood and just my overall health. I am recommending her to all of my family because I want them to have the same experiences that I’m having.

Hi everyone my name is LaChandra and I wanted to share my recommendations for Dr. Donthu. When I met Dr. Donthu which was roughly maybe eight years ago, probably longer but at least eight years ago, my first appointment with her, I had no intentions on making her my primary care doctor. Up until that point I had not had good experiences with doctors. I felt like most doctors really didn’t listen to you and they just didn’t really care about you as a person. It was almost like being in a factory where someone just schedules an appointment with you so that they can prescribe something that you probably don’t even need and they can bill your insurance until the next time. So I didn’t really want that and so I had not had a primary care doctor in years because of those experiences. But I would go to the doctor routinely, just to get regular checkups.

So when I originally met Dr. Donthu, I thought that was going to be yet another time where I went and got my physical, just check my blood work, let me know you know I have a little bit longer to live and move on. But from our first appointment I could really tell there was a huge difference between who she was as a doctor and all of my other experiences. Because in Dr. Donthu you have somebody who genuinely cares about you, like you are a priority for her so is nothing factory about your appointments with her. She wants to know about you, your health physically, mentally, emotionally if there’s something that you have going on that may be affecting your physical health, she wants to talk about that as well. So it’s one of those few places that i’ve heard about because a lot of my friends aren’t satisfied with their health care but she’s one of the few people who really does listen to the patient and you know when you’re in there that she cares what happens to you and my background is that of a classroom teacher. And one of the things that my students always loved about me was that more than their test scores and more than their grades, I always cared about them and my priority was to make sure that they were in a good place and they were okay because I feel like if you’re okay as an individual or as a person then everything else will line up and Dr. Donthu is that person. She spends time, she listens something that she says that I completely respect because you don’t really hear this from doctors. If you tell her that you think something’s wrong with anything she’ll run her test and she’ll look check you out but then she’ll say okay well I don’t see anything but patients know their bodies more than we do and you very seldom hear doctors say that because most doctors in my opinion they just want you out so if they don’t see anything they’re not going to go any further but she’s one of those people that she wants to make sure you’re okay. And I went maybe about a year without her because the practice that she was in she moved on from and I just completely refused to find another doctor because I always told her as long as I can get to her and she can get to me, she’s going to be my doctor. But we reunited at Saffron Health and I am super excited for her I think that this is really a blessing not just for her as a doctor but for many patients who are looking for sincere well-educated, well-informed people who care about you and Dr. Donthu really does care about her patients and she’s very knowledgeable, it’s like a walking textbook so i feel really good having her in my corner. I know that you know, god forbid something happens to my health she’s going to do everything she can to make sure that i’m okay in the same way that I believe that for myself I believe that also for anyone who chooses her as a doctor.

Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
TamilArasi Govindan
TamilArasi Govindan
2024-02-18
Dr Donthu was recommended to me by my daughter's pediatrician. Initially, I just went because I was having a tough time losing weight even after putting in lots of effort and I was always feeling exhausted with frequent episodes of headaches. When I visited Dr Donthu for the first time she patiently took the time to understand my whole life and then made me understand that I first need to get healthy to lose weight. She pointed out that my gut plays a vital role and the symptoms that I faced were all indications that my gut has issues. When I started the lifestyle and medications she suggested I wasn't feeling great and in the 1st two follow-ups I didn't see any difference and only kept complaining about the issues. But after the 3rd visit which was close to 4 months, something magical happened and all the symptoms disappeared. My episodes of headaches were not there and I had so much energy that I started to wake up with a smile on my face. Thanks to Dr Donthu for all the support she gave me throughout the journey. I realized what life is without having a headache. I am so grateful to her and would definitely recommend her. Thanks :)
Kimberly Kay
Kimberly Kay
2023-04-23
I am so thankful I found Dr. Donthu. She is very knowledgeable and listens to her patients. I've never had a doctor as thorough as her. I also have no medical insurance, so her patient membership plan is amazing and affordable. It is a peace of mind knowing I have a relationship with a doctor who genuinely cares.
L P
L P
2023-01-11
Finally a Dr that listens! I love not being rushed out the door.
Paula Lyon
Paula Lyon
2022-12-16
Dr. Donthu is an exceptional doctor! She cares about you as a patient and takes the time to listen to your concerns about what is going on. She is never in a rush to get you out and she is very kind and compassionate. Recently, Dr. Donthu has been using a functional medicine approach to determine the root causes of my issues rather than just treating the symptoms. This has helped us to come up with a good plan for my recovery. I am excited to continue my relationship with her!
Alice Gary
Alice Gary
2022-11-22
Dr. Donthu is a Godsend. Im saying this because id told Spirit that I was in the market for someone who is functioning from both spectrums and I met her page and a certain video review convinced me! By her being patient, thorough, resourceful, knowledgeable and easy to talk, I find her to be down to earth and caring as well. This was my first visit in which her focus was on learning and getting to know about me, she was able to assure me that the care would be effective and although being diagnosed with a few issues, it's going to take commitment I simply loved the fact she operates from both perspectives...an MD and Functional Medicine, her aim is to get to the root and assist you in arriving at your destination!!❤️ Haven't arrived but am in hot pursuit! Thank you Dr. Donthu
Briana Trejo
Briana Trejo
2022-11-14
Dr. Donthu is very genuine and upfront with her practice and services. Her beside manner is phenomenal and this is the best medical/doctor visit that I’ve ever had. She is very caring and genuine which made me feel comfortable. My first visit was an absolute pleasure. Healthcare can be so stressful so I am very blessed and thankful to have found her!
P Keepin
P Keepin
2022-10-26
I had the best Doctor visit I've ever had with Dr. Donthu! She spent a lot of time going over my medical history and symptoms. She truly cares about her patients! I felt like my opinion actually matters and that is special to find in a Doctor. She is very knowledgeable and caring. I feel blessed to be a patient.
Nikki Jansen
Nikki Jansen
2022-08-17
Dr. Donthu is an absolute pleasure to work with. I don’t normally love visiting the doctors office but she made my experience so much better than what I’m used to and so much more relaxed. She took the time to get to know me and made me feel very comfortable every step of the way. I would highly recommend Dr. Donthu to everyone!
L Fitz
L Fitz
2022-04-27
Dr. Donthu is hands down the absolute best doctor I have had. It's hard to find doctors who truly care about you as a person. She spends quality time with you as a patient and is genuinely concerned about YOU and your health. She is a godsend and I can honestly say that I feel very confident in knowing that I have a doctor who doesn't see me as a patient or a payment. She is a real treasure and has been a blessing to my health AND my overall well being. I feel like every patient needs a Dr. Donthu!

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people achieve vibrant health and longevity, not just longevity of life. We aim to treat the root cause of illness, not just the symptoms.

Our goal is to convert healthcare visits from frustrating to pleasant, rushed to relaxed, and from a seemingly powerless to an empowering experience. We strive to transform the “pill for ill” model to wellness and self-care model.

Our mission is to offer primary care and MORE. We strive to move from reactive healthcare to proactive healthcare and transform the “pill for ill” model into a wellness and self-care model.

Our goal is to convert healthcare visits from frustrating to pleasant, rushed to relaxed, and from a seemingly powerless to an empowering experience.