OCIMC
Dr. Chitra Bhakta MD
Family Practice
Autoimmune Disorders

Lyme, CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, Autism Spectrum Disorders

801 N. Tustin Ave Ste. 405
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Call: 714-667-5222 :: Email: info@ocimc.com
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Welcome to OCIMC

The intricacies of chronic diseases, i. e. Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Lyme, and other autoimmune disorders and their complications is the focus of our clinic.

Autoimmune disorders are an increasing concern in communities across the nation. The numbers are reaching epidemic proportions and leading us to look for infectious triggers including genetic markers. One of the implied triggers is Lyme Disease and Co- Infections along with other viral illnesses. OCIMC clinic promotes the use of the best options and systems to support safe and effective care for patients. Our approach to treatment encompasses the power and potential in personalized medicine to put patients of any affliction on their path to recovery.

We encourage you to browse throughout our website and learn more about the latest research, literature, and their translation into clinical practice.

New Patients - If you are a new patient we would like to take this opportunity to say "welcome!"
If you want to make your first appointment, please send us an email to info@ocimc.com or call us at 714.667.5222 (M-Th: 9 - 4 pm)

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: OCIMC has partnered with the Workwell Foundation in Ripon, CA., for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, or CPET. The CPET allows us to diagnose a patient for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and will also check for cardiovascular and pulmonary functions. Please visit www.workwellfoundation.org for more details. Also, please click here for a Youtube video discussing “Top 10 Things You Should Know About Post-Exertional Relapse.”


NEWS & Announcements

OCIMC is focused on improving patient outcomes by expanding knowledge of the intricacies of auto immune disorders and its complications, and promoting the use of the best options and systems to support safe and effective care of autism patients.

Good Afternoon!
Advanced Laboratory is participating in a collaborative research study involving a blood culture test for detecting Lyme Disease. They are in need of both healthy patients with NO history of Lyme or tick bites, as well as patients with a current Lyme infection who meet the CDC surveillance case definition for Lyme Disease. If anyone is interested in participating and believes they fall into one of these categories, please call us at 714-667-5222 or email info@ocimc.com. The sample will be processed free of charge to you!

The criteria are as follows:
Suspected Lyme-Infected Patients:
• Physician/health care practitioner-diagnosed erythema migrans rash, measuring at least 5 cm in average diameter
OR
•CDC-recognized rheumatologic, neurologic, cardiac or skin signs of Lyme, not caused by another obvious concurrent illness PLUS a positive two-tier Lyme serology as currently defined by the CDC (copy of reports required for study enrollment)
In addition, the patient:
• Is currently displaying signs and symptoms consistent with an active Borrelia infection
• Is NOT currently on antibiotics, and has not been exposed to antibiotics during the prior four weeks
• Is willing and able to have EIGHT 9cc Vacutainer tubes drawn at one time

Healthy Control Patients:
• No history of tick bites OR of Lyme Disease
• Has never displayed any signs/symptoms consistent with Lyme Disease
• Is NOT currently on antibiotics, and has not been exposed to antibiotics during the prior four weeks
• Is willing and able to have EIGHT 9cc Vacutainer tubes drawn at one time

The Great Culling: Our Water Official Full Movie
This documentary is the first of a three-part series. It shows how additives to our drinking water, such as fluoride, supposedly to combat tooth decay, in reality are covert doses of death. It also shows how you can protect yourself and your family.  Please view the video here

Dr. Bhakta highly recommends all of her patients to purchase the i26 Hyperimmune Egg Powder. It is an all-natural egg powder made from special hyperimmune eggs that deliver antibodies and complex bioactive immune factors to help your body balance its immune inflammatory responses. For more details, please Click here

National TV - Dr Bhakta appears on the Dr Phil show! Friday April 13, 2012
Click here to watch!

For those who are on the Free Amylose diet, there is a very handy website that provides easy to make and delicious recipes. The best part is that the website is maintained by one of our patients! - Visit the website here

One of our patients forwarded a funny Youtube video to Dr. Bhakta, and Dr. Bhakta would like to send this video to all of you. “When Marius, Cosette, and Epipen are invited to an allergy-friendly party at the house of Jean Valjean, each must create a dish absent of all possible allergens." - View the video here


Dr. Chitra Bhakta MD
 

Lyme Interview  (Part I)

Lyme Interview  (Part II) Asperger Syndrome
An interview with a Californian doctor who deals with patients suffering from both Lyme disease and Lyme Induced Autism. Dr Bhakta is both a Defeat Autism Now and an ILADs physician.
This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.
The rest of the interview with a Californian doctor who deals with patients suffering from both Lyme disease and Lyme Induced Autism. Dr Bhakta is both a Defeat Autism Now and an ILADs physician. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. A clip from the film "Clay Marzo: Just Add Water", where Dr. Tony Attwood and Dr. Chitra Bhakta speak about Asperger Syndrome.
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