Provider Spotlight: Anita Sadaty, MD
by Wynter Kaiser
Dr. Anita Sadaty is a Board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and founder of Redefining Health Medical, a women’s health medical practice in Roslyn, NY. She is an Attending Physician at the Northwell Health System and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Hofstra Medical School. Dr. Sadaty attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College, graduating with honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Society. She completed her residency and role as Chief Resident at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health System in 1998.
DUTCH: What inspired you to become a healthcare practitioner?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: The desire to become a doctor was directly related to my father who was a pediatrician. His commitment and depth of knowledge and real passion for healing was extraordinary.
DUTCH: What is your training?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I’m trained as a certified obstetrician and gynecologist with additional training as a certified functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine
DUTCH: Describe your medical background/ practice?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I spent 20 years in a traditional OBGYN practice where we delivered close to 1000 babies a year, did a ton of surgery and saw a lot of gynecology patients. Of course, delivering babies was a very powerful moving experience but I didn’t feel that I was really helping women hormonally, so I developed a hybrid private practice offering gynecology and functional medicine.
DUTCH: What other functional testing do you use in your practice?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I offer GI MAP testing, SIBO breath testing, organic acid testing, food sensitivity testing, comprehensive blood panels, genomics testing and testing for mycotoxins.
DUTCH: How have you incorporated DUTCH Testing into your practice?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: Generally, the adrenal stress hormones are such a crucial component in most hormone imbalance issues and are critically important when trying to rebalance the intestinal tract. I find it so useful, as a foundation for healing, for almost everyone. I also love the information I get from the organics profile and the snapshot of hormone metabolism. It is such an amazing comprehensive look at so many different systems all in one test.
DUTCH: What are the changes you have seen in your patients and practice since incorporating the DUTCH Test?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I feel more confident in my protocol implementation, knowing not just free cortisol levels, but also total cortisol levels. I love the information I get regarding liver detoxification pathways as well. I realize that detox concerns are so prevalent in my population, more than I realized in the past. It is also helpful for women with breast disease concerns to know exactly how they are managing their hormone metabolism. If it isn’t optimal, we can intervene before problems arise.
DUTCH: Where do you see functional/integrative medicine 20 years from now?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I see it as the medicine of the future. Patients are becoming more informed, more aware of their options and are not willing to consider a single allopathic approach. Everything works best when you take the best of all healing strategies into account. Hopefully, health insurers will recognize that a patient has the right to direct their own care and decide what may be best for them.
DUTCH: What do you like to do outside of work?
Dr. Anita Sadaty: I love doing yoga, playing tennis, dancing, reading, teaching, traveling, spending time at the beach, writing and of course being with good friends and family. Basically, anything that is not cooking.