Dr. Patricia Lutfy, MD, DC
Dr. Lutfy is Board Certified and received her medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies in 2008. She completed her internship in Family Medicine at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, NY in 2011 and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota in Jan. 2015. Her training enabled her to gain extensive experience in Pediatric and Adult Rehabilitative Medicine.
Dr. Lutfy has worked in San Diego area facilities for Pain Management and understands the challenges of medication dependence as well as addiction. She is also certified to prescribe Suboxone, when necessary and on a case-by-case basis. In addition, she received a certificate of completion following a six month training in acupuncture for pain, anxiety and other neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
She is passionate about employing non-medicinal mind/body therapies whenever possible to complement patients’ existing medical treatments, while also employing pharmacotherapies and medications where appropriate.
Dr. Lutfy also holds degrees in Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Dental Hygiene, and has achieved certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as the Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She gained invaluable experience working with terminally ill patients while volunteering as a massage therapist and caregiver for the San Diego Hospice and Center for Palliative Care.
Dr. Lutfy has served as an Associate Director of Rehabilitation at the Palomar Medical Center Downtown Campus, Medical Director of the Acute Rehab Unit in Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City and has provided rehabilitative consulting services for several Skilled Nursing facilities located in Escondido, Crescent City and San Diego.
She is a musician who believes strongly in the benefits of music therapy. She is a team player who respects and understands the role of holistic integration throughout her patient’s care to achieve overall happiness and well-being. Please join us in welcoming her to our team.