Wellness Starts with You

Meet Dr. Arnold Kremer and Dr. Sanjay Ghosh

You go to the doctor when you’re sick, but what about to stay healthy? Del Mar Integrated Medicine, a wellness clinic open since May of last year, wants to keep you in top condition so you can live your best life.

“The whole concept that I had in mind when I opened this clinic was to give people an opportunity to learn how to be healthy,” says Dr. Arnold Kremer, who founded the clinic after many years as an emergency room doctor. “When I became a physician, all they ever told me was how to treat disease. And I had to figure out on my own, ‘Well, what does it take to be healthy?’” He started with himself: as a junior in medical school he was a pack-a-day smoker and 40 pounds overweight. He quit smoking, bought himself a jogging suit and worked up to running 10 miles daily, and educated himself on nutrition and exercise.

Kremer practices general medicine, and offers services that wouldn’t be found in a conventional doctor’s office, such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and osteopathic manipulative treatment. The clinic also offers several medical spa services such as Botox, lasers, microdermabrasion and peels.

Often, patients who are on multiple medications come in and Kremer works to reduce or eliminate them by finding natural alternatives–often with the help of his in-house clinical nutritionist, life coach, acupuncturist and naturopathic physician. “We have a team using multiple disciplines to get people to understand how to be healthy,” says Kremer, who added that he would like to add an endocrinologist. DelMarIntegrativeMedicine.com.

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh showed promise early. He received awards in math and science in high school, and attended the honors college on scholarship at the University of Michigan. After a degree in cellular and molecular biology and graduating phi beta kappa and magna cum laude, he attended the University of Michigan medical school, followed by a neurosurgery program at USC. He also received specialized training in traumatic brain and spinal injuries and management of deep-seated brain tumors.

Those early signs proved true. Ghosh is a rock star in his field: U.S. News and World Report named him a top doctor, and he has been voted by his peers a top neurosurgeon in San Diego Magazine.

Sometimes patients travel to see Ghosh, often via word-of-mouth from happy patients.

“I’ll operate on somebody here in San Diego, and they’ll have relatives in Oregon or New Mexico or wherever, and they’re having a similar problem,” Ghosh says. “My grateful patients have been the greatest source of referrals.”

In practice in San Diego for 14 years, Ghosh works at the Senta Clinic, which specializes in disorders of the brain, spine and skull base, and he does surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has had many patients from Del Mar, even treating a rider from the Del Mar racetrack who had badly fractured his spine.

“I was able to rebuild his back and get him walking again,” Ghosh says.

Ghosh is also happily married to Kami Joy Ghosh, and they have three children. He is also an animal lover with three dogs and fosters animals for the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. SanjayGhoshMd.com