Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL

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At SahaVida Institute, each program is tailor-made to suit the particular needs of each patient. We understand that healthcare is not meant to be one-size-fits-all, and we pride ourselves on crafting custom treatment plans that fit your lifestyle, your health needs, and your wellness aspirations. Our services are comprehensive and focus on expediting profound transformations so that you can look and feel your very best.

Our physicians boast a collective experience of over 50 years of expertise in anesthesiology, interventional pain management, emergency medicine, lifestyle and regenerative medicine, and bariatric medicine. We believe that the best outcomes in medical care come from a coordinated and diverse set of health care disciplines. Our experience and our desire to facilitate meaningful, long-term results without the constraints of the current health system, have led us to create the SahaVida Institute.

The SahaVida Institute is expertly run by passionate female physicians with an unwavering desire to attain a healthier future for every patient.

We work with each client to identify their needs and create a custom program that fits their lifestyle, health needs, and wellness aspirations. Our comprehensive programs and focus on expediting profound transformations so that you can look and feel your very best.

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Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL


Your SahaVida Experience

Build community with your physician 

  • Share group experiences with your physicians inside and outside the clinic 
  • When you need an advocate, traveling with your physician could be your best bet. 

SahaVida Experience

  • Body recovery sessions designed for the elite athlete and available to all our patients 
  • Infrared sauna 
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Serial compressions


  • Cooking 
  • Meditation 
  • Exercise (Yoga, Tae Bo, Tai Chi, and others) 
  • Grocery shopping with your doctor
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Meet Our Clinicians

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Dr. Myrdalis Díaz-Ramírez

Over the last 20 years I’ve seen patients struggle with finding a team that can help them focus on prevention, look for the root cause of diseases, and optimize their body capabilities.

We’ve created the SahaVida Institute to guide you to regain control, define your status, and make you feel the best you can inside as well as outside using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and cutting-edge technologies.

Come and be in control of your health at SahaVida.

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Dr. Arun Rao

I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to the improvement and optimization of thousands of patients’ lives. At your SahaVida Institute, I commit to doing the same for you. Through proprietary anti-aging protocols, aesthetic techniques, anti-inflammatory treatments, and tailored hormone replacement, I am ready to help you look and feel your very best.

Let’s take a deep dive into maximizing the youthfulness that you may have lost from years of stress and lack of self-care. If you are ready to let go of your usual state of health in exchange for a life that you’ve only dreamed of, join us at the SahaVida Institute where your best health lies ahead.

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Dr. Miranda Phillips

Dr. Phillips has received both national and international recognition as a physician after graduating medical school with a 4.0 GPA. She is passionate about preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease (including the aging process) through lifestyle modifications.

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Dr. Bruce Benner

Bruce Benner, AP, is a board-certified and licensed acupuncturist with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has a passion for helping people and has been able to effectively treat patients with acupuncture both in private practice and in an inpatient hospital setting. In addition to his clinical work, he has also established a curriculum for a teaching program at an inpatient rehab facility.

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Dr. Denise Baker

Dr. Baker specializes in treating hormonal deficit and vague health symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose or treat effectively without her expertise. In addition, she offers aesthetic rejuvenation procedures for those looking to improve their appearance using safe, effective means.

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Ariel Faulkner

Ariel Faulkner is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in nutrition for weight loss, disease treatment and prevention. Ariel received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from West Chester University and went on to complete her Dietetic Internship through University of Delaware.

She started her career with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where she practiced as a Wellness Dietitian. She worked with a team of doctors to implement nutrition and supplement therapy at multiple doctors’ offices to assist them in utilizing medical nutrition therapy to support optimal patient outcomes.

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These three brilliant physicians are dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in medicine. It is a change from “sick care” to true “health care.” It is about creating beauty and wellness from the inside out!

- Chippy Ajithan

Just what I was looking for - strategies and modalities for wellness, longevity, and peak performance! A very kind, humble, and knowledgeable group of physicians! Beautiful office as well!

- Paul Stafford

If you want to feel good and completely rejuvenated there’s no other place to go. I’m so thankful cause now my health is on another level. Love it and thank you always.

- Gabo Sanoja

A beautiful and “state of the art office with the latest technology ! There is something for everyone!

- Alissa Shulman

The most comprehensive exam I’ve ever had! I am so excited to address the results from my tests. No other wellness-oriented doctors office has been this thorough. I’m going to live my healthiest life thanks to Sahavida.

- Charlotte Stewart

Doctor Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez gives excellent services. Patients love her. She is an excellent physician. Her colleagues give high quality service.

- Virginia Thornley

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Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL

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