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Dr. Bawa is Dedicated to Innovation

Dec 03, 2012 07:10AM


Dr. Nitin Bawa, practicing in Santa Rosa Beach, Destin and now Panama City, provides general medical services with a special focus on hormones and supplements for anti-aging. Patients seeking his services have a wide variety to choose from, including medical weight-loss programs and aesthetic services, with the comfort of knowing that he also provides acute care.

Bawa has a special interest in bio-identical hormones and supports the use of complementary and holistic medicine. He uses natural treatments whenever possible and attends numerous conferences, including those of the American Association of Anti-aging Medicine.

Bawa states, “I believe in providing the highest quality of care in a caring, efficient setting while integrating natural, holistic and alternative medicine concepts that have scientific merit.”

The doctor believes in bringing innovative programs and state-of-the-art equipment to his patients. He is one of the first in the area to start using genetic testing as a routine part of a complete physical. He uses saliva testing, rather than blood testing, to check hormone levels, and wants to help make bio-identical hormone replacement therapy available to everyone by keeping it cost-effective.

Bawa’s interest in weight-loss treatments resulted in the development of diet plans to help people lose weight. “I utilize varied methods of weight loss while customizing treatments, based on each person’s biochemical and lifestyle information,” he says.

He is one of the first to incorporate the Zerona weight-loss laser treatment in the community and introduce metabolic testing. He chooses from numerous options including medications such as phentermine and hormones such as HCG to help with imbalances. Lipotropic injections are also used. “Different methods can be used to boost growth hormone production, making it even easier to shed extra pounds,” explains the doctor.

As a runner and swimmer, Bawa has an interest in sports medicine and nutrition for athletes. He administers tests to optimize performance for athletes and can advise on supplements for the improvement of athletic performance.

Bawa matriculated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical School in 2001. He did his residency in internal medicine at UIC and holds a master’s degree in health services management and finance from Loyola University, in Chicago. While completing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northwestern University, he did research on Alzheimer’s disease and co-authored a research paper published in the journal Experimental Neurology. He also did an externship at the Kennedy Space Center, and has participated in research with flight surgeons. He has also volunteered with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

For more information call Dr. Bawa at 850-424-7320 or visit

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