About Dr. Rao

Jehangir Rao, MD

As a healthcare practitioner, I believe that personalized preventive care is of the utmost importance in helping people achieve their health goals.  My education and experience in the healthcare field has enabled me to incorporate a client-centered approach to medicine that is tailored to the unique needs of those who seek my counsel.

Because beliefs, attitudes and motivations can all play a major role in overall wellness, I examine and include the physical, mental and emotional aspects of all of my clients in order to make a more holistic and accurate diagnosis.  My devotion to good health is the basis and primary focus of my practice.  I value the trust and confidence of my clients with whom I work in partnership for better health.


Professional Designations

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Gastroenterology
Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicine



My background and education:

I was born in Bombay, India and grew up with a family that had more faith in homeopathy than allopathy medicines.  I thus grew up with healthy skepticism for physicians and surgeons and throughout my professional life my biggest rule was first do not harm.  I went to medical school in Indore, India and did three years residency in Internal Medicine.  After that I was teaching for a short time at a medical college in India.  I came to the USA in 1972.  I spent 3 years going through internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital from 1972 through 1975 and became board certified in Internal Medicine.

The next two years I spent doing a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Sinai Hospital, Detroit from July 1975 through June 1977.  I became board certified in Gastroenterology that year.  Since 1977, I had been in the practice of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.  In the early 1990s I decided to study other modalities, leading to Board Certification in 2005 by the American Board of Holistic Medicine.  I have thus started a consulting practice of Integrative Functional Medicine to help people maximize their individual health potential.

I have had extensive experience in teaching interns and residents.  Throughout my professional career, I have given numerous lectures to professionals and lay audiences.

I continually attend seminars and subscribe to numerous professional journals to keep myself as updated as possible with the rapidly advancing science of both allopathic and functional medicine.


Professional Associations

Member Institute of Functional Medicine