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IntraBalance, Integrative Psychiatry & Sleep Specialist in San Francisco, California

Teaching outpatient doctors what you didn’t learn about sleep medicine

Hi! I'm Dr. Nishi

Board certified psychiatrist and sleep specialist, teaching physicians practical sleep medicine so you can better serve your patients and enhance your clinical practice.

A Love of Learning

My love of learning took me halfway around the world and back again, from my family home in rainy Vancouver to the rolling hills of Ireland where I attended medical school.

Medical specialty training brought me to the US where I’ve lived in the middle of the country (Detroit, Chicago), on the east coast (Boston)…and now I’m connecting back to my west coast roots in scenic San Francisco.

Ever the book nerd, the first thing I would do in any city was get a library card and devour whatever books I could get my hands on (ironically, I was obsessed with Irish authors as a youngster…Oscar Wilde, Maeve Binchy…and then ended up living in Ireland!).

I love reading and hearing people’s stories and I’m fascinated by the mind-body connection, which drew me to the specialty of Psychiatry.

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Dr. Nishi Bhopal, board certified integrative psychiatrist and Harvard-trained sleep specialist

While studying Psychiatry, I saw how fundamental sleep is for mental wellbeing and peak performance, and I became even more fascinated by the mysteries of sleep science.

(Full disclosure – I barely made it to my morning classes on time in university and have been known to fall asleep in lectures once or twice…so studying sleep may have been a little self-serving on my part…)

During residency training, my stress levels skyrocketed. Doubt. Perfectionism. Anxiety. Exhaustion. Burnout was my constant companion.

My now husband introduced me to the power of kriya yoga (thank you hubby!) and a new world of exploration opened up. Stress began to melt away and I quickly realized that there was so much more to health and wellbeing than I was being taught in western medicine.

I’m a skeptic at heart. But from personal experience, I’ve seen that there is something to this holistic stuff.

Now, I’m passionate about that intersection and sharing the best tools from eastern and western medicine.

If you’re an outpatient physician or therapist, I’ve got you.

Most docs get little to no training in sleep medicine but all of your patients have to sleep.

You don’t have the time and resources to comb through all the information out there and figure out how to apply it to your clinical practice. That’s why I’m sharing what I’ve learned in over a decade of clinical practice as a sleep doc and psychiatrist.

How to Quiet Your Mind at Night Workbook from Intrabalance

Simple, Practical Tools

You’re busy seeing patients and keeping up with the demands of a busy practice…so you need simple, practical, and effective tools to help your patients sleep well without relying on potentially dangerous meds that could make things worse in the long run.

I’ve got loads of ways to help you support your patients (and maybe even yourself and your loved ones!) optimize sleep, using an integrative approach that combines the best of modern sleep medicine with evidence-based holistic practices.

Ready? Start here.

Clinical Sleep Kit

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This program provides actionable tools for your outpatient practice, live case discussions with sleep experts, and a clinical community so that you can stay up to date and provide your patients with better outcomes…without having to do a sleep fellowship. Get on the waitlist to learn more.

Sleep Medicine Pearls

Free Mini-Course

Want to help your patients sleep better but could use some expert guidance? You’re not alone. Doctors only get an average of 2 hours of sleep medicine education. Grab this free course to learn what they didn’t teach you in residency…so that you can know exactly what to do to help your patients sleep well.

Mind Practices from the Quiet Your Mind at Night Workbook by Intrabalance

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