Dr. Panjwani and family were recently featured in the May 2021 edition of Manhasset Living Magazine. In the featured article, she speaks about living in Manhasset, her family, and the opening of Elevate PMR.
An excerpt from the magazine reads:
Meanwhile, Dr. Panjwani is also focused on her new medical practice, whose mission is to heal pain, improve physical function and enhance well-being. She does this by uncovering the fundamental causes of pain and customizing treatment programs that are tailored for each patient. And for Dr. Panjwani’s patients, all of this is accomplished with an approach that prioritizes noninvasive therapies that are both evidence-based and non-opioid to boost the body’s ability to restore itself.
“I feel supported and have a wonderful family,” Dr. Panjwani told Manhasset Living.
Helping people alleviate their pain seems to be part of Dr. Panjwani’s DNA. Her parents are both physicians.
“I saw them as heroes,” Dr. Panjwani said. “That’s why I went into medicine.”
She was inspired by her father’s holistic approach.
“He was organic before there was Whole Foods,” Dr. Panjwani said with a laugh.
But this approach drew her interest.
“I realized early on that what we eat, how much we move, how we manage stress, and our relationships all have a meaningful impact on our overall health,” she said. “And this is increasingly backed up by scientific evidence.”
Dr. Panjwani first started her career working in a Sports Medicine practice in downtown Manhattan. While raising her young family, Dr. Panjwani served as a physician at Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Glen Cove. Through her work, she became intrigued by the way that lifestyle behaviors influenced the manifestation of pain symptoms. Sleep, diet, fitness, and stress all contribute to musculoskeletal health and the way a person experiences pain.
“They’re all connected,” she said, adding “I do deep dives into each realm.”
For example, someone who is not a good sleeper may not realize that they are predisposed to chronic pain.
But treating pain effectively takes time.
“Better solutions require an investment of time,” she said. “I endeavor to understand the whole person” in a model that serves as a “partnership with the patient – it’s not passive medical care.”
A patient’s initial visit is “an information gathering, sharing and diagnosing session that typically takes an hour,” Dr. Panjwani said. Once she assesses a patient’s case and goals, she recommends a treatment plan.
Among the services offered is Photobiomodulation, a method that uses laser and light therapy to improve tissue repair and reduce pain and inflammation.
“It’s very effective in both acute and chronic pain conditions,” she said of the treatment.
Starting a new practice is seemingly daunting, but Dr. Panjwani said her family and community are sources of strength.
“I’m a big supporter of her mission,” Suraj said. “Arti is really doing something good for patients, who receive better, lasting outcomes. I’m really proud of her for implementing her unique approach.”
Dr. Panjwani shares space with Dr. Anita Sadaty, an Integrative Gynecologist and Functional Medicine specialist.
“She’s a phenomenal physician and person,” Dr. Panjwani said. “She’s a like-minded role model. I’m very fortunate to be in that environment.”
That kind of support, along with the drive to treat patients by addressing root causes of pain through evidence-based treatment, helps Dr. Panjwani stay focused on her new practice.
“My passion keeps me going and helps me stay true to my intention,” Dr. Panjwani said.