Meet Dr. Saima Khawaja - Functional Medicine Specialist in Columbus

Dr. Saima Khawaja, MD

What, if, you don’t SEE what you don’t SEE?

And what if….you don’t KNOW what you don’t KNOW

What if you don’t SEE and KNOW about the way your body and your health actually function?

Thank you for tuning into this website. Thank you for being here. I am Dr Saima Khawaja and that is what my practice and my life stands for. I am founder of The Whole List Doc- where we treat the WHOLE person and not a HOLE in a person.

How did I get to this place?

Well…. It’s roughly around the summer of 2006 and I am a sitting in my gorgeous large glass window office overlooking the garden bed just outside and I am writing yet another narcotic prescription for a patient sitting right in front of me. It’s another long day. And I get a phone call from my front desk staff that the patient sitting in front of me, has already filled the same prescription at a different pharmacy. In that moment I feel betrayed, but I also feel immense compassion for my patient who was just not able to control his pain with the amount of medicine he was prescribed earlier. And now he had to play hide and seek with me to extract more prescription refills out of me.

I just throw my pen down and I realize I simply can’t do this anymore. And I know the system is broken and corrupt. For this patient who is before, me my best solution for him is to give him yet another prescription for his pain? and that he has to dodge me and lie to me? He is in pain for sure, but I have brought him to this point, giving him something that just blocked the perception of his pain and did not address the root cause of his pain. Something is wrong with this picture.

That was the transformational life changing moment for me. As now what my life and practice stand for is that there is an entirely different way for people to deal with their health, their challenges and that’s what you are going to find out here.

We are going to offer you a new paradigm of health- that is patient centered and focused on root causes. My big WHY! I want to treat the WHOLE person and not a HOLE in a person.

Imagine a big boulder coming thrashing at you and you don’t see it! Imagine an avalanche coming at you and you don’t see it coming!


I cannot complete my share without sharing my dear amazing dad’s cancer journey who is no longer with us.

His journey drove me to create The Cancer Solution Program for him providing the “Hakuna matata” problem-free philosophy for addressing his pain and challenges while undergoing the traditional cancer treatment.

Cancer should not be a death sentence.

Our Cancer Solution Program takes you from Fearful to Fearless and Hopeless to Hopeful.

Is Cancer one of your problems?

Take zone action NOW by scheduling your complementary call with me and discover how you can reclaim your health and rebalance your body at the cell level.

A little bit about my learning journey…..

I arrived as a young vibrant immigrant from South Asia to the US. I trained at New York Medical College for Internal Medicine Residency in the beautiful Westchester County in NY located near to the calm Atlantic Sound. I graduated from an interesting batch of all women residents except one male! With my leadership qualities my peers elected me as their Medical Residents’ Representative. I graduated from my residency training in 2002 and immediately passed ABIM Boards in Internal Medicine. I moved to Rockville MD just outside Washington DC and had a traditional practice of seeing patients in the hospital, following them up in my office and rehabilitation centers. And when that defining moment came in 2006 I began my outside of the box trainings to relearn how to heal the body from its core and went on to train in:

  • Somatic Experiencing for trauma healing with the Foundation for Human Enrichment 2006-2008.
  • Kiiko Style Structural Acupuncture for Physicians completing 300 plus hours of training from Harvard Medical School 2008-2009.
  • Clinical Homeopathy from Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy (CEDH)-trained 2009-2010 and became a Certified Practitioner in 2015.
  • Functional Medicine from The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)-training began in 2010 and completed it in 2014 and became a Certified Practitioner in 2016.
  • And many more additional trainings and mentorships…. hard to count!

My vision is small steps today will transform into big leaps tomorrow.

  • I promise to help you understand the root cause of your health issues
  • I promise to treat you with love, respect and compassion
  • I promise to create a shift in your mindset towards not just health but your approach to life…
I am Dr Saima Khawaja-your Health Solution Doctor.

Let’s get you back on track!

Take zone action NOW by scheduling your complementary call with me and discover how you can reclaim your health and rebalance your body at the cell level.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about our program and starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if The Whole List Doc is right for you.

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