Thrive is excited to welcome Dr. Paras Mehta to the team! Paras will serve an acupuncturist and will begin seeing patients mid-September!
Paras Mehta, MD is a physiatrist in Charlotte, NC who is board-certified in PM&R and board-certified in integrative medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, completed a residency at Atrium Medical Center (formerly Carolinas Medical Center) in Charlotte, NC, and designed an integrative medicine fellowship combining regenerative medicine and acupuncture-related techniques in conjunction with the two-year University of Arizona integrative medicine fellowship.
His clinical and research interests lie at the intersection of approaching MSK pain in a novel way by addressing both central pain components (in particular with scalp acupuncture) and local pathology with regenerative medicine techniques. With experience performing acupuncture in settings as varied as places without electricity to ICUs (and everything in between), he has helped facilitate many successful outcomes including improved gynecological issues, cancelled elective surgeries, a reduction in pain medications among veterans, and a reduction in emergency department super-utilization among frequent-flyer patients.
He works primarily with veterans, is an adjunct assistant professor with the UNC School of Medicine, and has served as faculty with the University of Wisconsin’s HHPF teaching regenerative medicine to others. He currently resides in Charlotte with his wife and two children.