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At NewVivaMD, Dr. Arpita Surkunte is on a mission to help people achieve their optimum health. She develops her weight management and disease prevention programs with proven evidence-based traditional and lifestyle medical approaches. She creates programs for each patient with treatment including exams, lab tests, disease diagnosis and treatment alongside nutrition and lifestyle guidance.

For nearly two decades, she has helped her patients achieve their weight management and chronic disease management goals through physician-developed and supervised programs. She educates her patients on healthy lifestyle options, always with an eye to making living a healthier lifestyle enjoyable.

She has redefined her career after recognizing the need for doctors outside the current traditional care who can help their patients with the prevention of obesity, obesity-related illnesses and focus on nutrition exercise and wellness.

She is committed to changing people’s lives for the better, helping them to improve their health and lower their risk of chronic disease.

Weight Loss Gilbert AZ Arpita Surkunte

Arpita Surkunte, MD

  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine 
  • Private practice opened August 2019

STAFF POSITIONS:

  • Cigna Health Care of Arizona Inc.
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

EDUCATION:

  • Obesity Certified Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine | Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College | Mumbai, India | 2002
  • Internship | Maricopa Medical Center | Phoenix, Arizona
  • Residency | Internal Medicine | Maricopa Medical Center | Phoenix, Arizona

AWARDS:

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program
  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

  • Dr. Surkunte is working toward her accreditation as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

MEMBER:

  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

OUR 4-PILLAR APPROACH TO TREATMENT

In treating chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, Dr. Surkunte begins by establishing a 4-Pillar Approach for each patient’s specific needs and goals. This approach, developed by the American Obesity Treatment Association, creates a foundation of treatment based on:

  1. Dietary therapy: nutrient-dense foods to fuel the metabolism and compliment lifestyle habits
  2. Behavior therapy: changing your philosophy and interaction with food from nutritional, physical, social and emotional angles
  3. Physical activity: changing your lifestyle to incorporate fitness-oriented activities you enjoy
  4. Natural supplements or drug therapy: natural remedies and prescription drug therapies
    (source: Americanobesity.org)

PATIENT EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

A primary component of NewVivaMD programs is education, so that you can make sustainable changes in your daily life and make better lifestyle choices. Dr. Surkunte includes in your program:

  • Nutrition: calorie intake, macro- and micro-nutrients, reading nutrition labels, food choices and food prep
  • Daily Life: Your New Viva Life begins with new ways you live your daily life, including tracking your nutrition and activity, recognizing negative triggers and high-risk situations, positive rewards, positive body image, setting realistic goals and having a positive social support system of friends, peers and family
  • Physical Activity: Working activities you enjoy into your busy routine, including walking, swimming, dancing, biking, jogging and yoga, helps you achieve and maintain your desired weight and combats other chronic diseases like diabetes. It also helps you maintain mental focus and clarity.
  • Drug Therapy: In some cases, drug therapy is an option in combination with other therapies. Drug theraphy may be used for patient with a Body Mass Index (BMI)

    • > 30 if they have no obesity-related conditions or
    • > 27 if they have two or more obesity-related conditions

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
Closed


Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Wednesday
Closed


Thursday
Closed


Friday
Closed


Saturday
8:00am - 2:00pm

New Viva MD
3885 South Val Vista Drive #105A
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 331-4316

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