Dr. Valsa Madhava, MD - New York, NY - Functional Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Integrative Medicine Open Now

Dr. Valsa Madhava, MD

Functional Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Integrative Medicine
New York, NY 10016
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Dr. Valsa Madhava, MD is a health care provider primarily located in New York, NY. She has 37 years of experience. Her specialties include Functional Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Integrative Medicine. Dr. Madhava is affiliated with St Johns Riverside Hospital-Andrus Pavilion and The Mount Sinai Hospital. She speaks English, French, Malayalam and Spanish.

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 37 years of experience
  • 2 insurances accepted
  • speaks English, French, Malayalam, Spanish
  • Albany Medical College
  • 4 specialties
  • 2 areas of expertise
  • 4 board certifications
  • 2 hospital affiliations
  • 1 location

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More about Dr. Valsa Madhava

Dr. Valsa Madhava is a board-certified Internist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, certified Functional Medicine provider, and the head Tapering Physician at The Benzo Taper Doctor and leading physician at BrainBodyMedical.

Having treated thousands of patients with addictions of various types, she is an expert in supervised withdrawals and rehabilitation. Her work in the specific treatment of benzodiazepine dependency has become a focus of her career. Dr. Madhava operates two concierge functional-medicine-based practices: BrainBodyMedical and The Benzo Taper Doctor. She is a highly experienced healthcare professional with extensive expertise in the field of addiction and substance use disorders.

Dr. Madhava made it her mission to change the way the medical profession treats benzo dependency, using a functional medicine approach in order to help them achieve a full recovery and ongoing wellness. Since 2017 she has dedicated her career to learning more about the effect of the drug on the body and brain and devising alternate, evidence-based approaches to treating benzo dependency, becoming a prolific benzo withdrawal doctor in the New York/Connecticut area.

The Benzo Taper Doctor treatment program is one of a kind in that it offers three different treatment options that are not offered anywhere else in the US. 

  • 1. Basic Tapering Program - Designed to support individuals who want to gradually withdraw from benzodiazepines. It is especially beneficial for those who have not previously attempted a taper and are experiencing mild or no withdrawal symptoms. This program is suitable for individuals who are well-informed about the acute withdrawal effects of benzodiazepines and are willing to endure them.
  • 2. Consultant Program - Specifically developed for individuals who experience minimal symptoms related to benzodiazepine use. This program involves targeted tests to identify any underlying deficiencies and imbalances. Lifestyle modifications, along with nutrient and molecule supplements, are utilized to address these issues, aiming to stabilize the individual's condition.
  • 3. Comprehensive Program - Designed to assist individuals who are experiencing a wide range of symptoms related to benzodiazepine use or those who wish to identify the underlying causes of their symptoms. In this program, the physician will work closely with the patient and their family to fully understand and address their symptoms.

BrainBodyMedical and The Benzo Taper Doctor practices both use an all-inclusive, holistic approach, incorporating multiple disciplines and addressing underlying causes and symptoms through comprehensive testing and supplements. These functional medicine practices are concierge and telemedicine-based that operate on a subscription basis, due every 4 weeks, accepting only cash or self-pay payments. 

BrainBodyMedical is a recovery program that treats long-term drug and alcohol use and addiction. Dr. Madhava recognizes the impact of long-term drug and alcohol use on brain chemistry and function and aims to address these imbalances through a comprehensive, functional medicine approach to help patients achieve long-term sobriety and optimal health.

The Benzo Taper Doctor is a new medical practice that provides support for people who have been affected by benzodiazepine use and want to taper off the drug safely. The program emphasizes overall health and wellness during the tapering process for optimal withdrawal success.

Both practices also incorporate functional and cellular medicine principles in their treatment approach. This includes the use of peptide therapy and nutrient supplements therapy as part of a comprehensive strategy to improve patients' health. Patients are encouraged to be active participants in their journey toward optimal health.

Dr. Madhava welcomes you to get started by calling or clicking on the Virtual Visit button above and filling out the Assessment Questionnaire. For more information feel free to visit the website


The Benzo Taper Doctor & Brain Body Medical

New York, NY 10016
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. Valsa Madhava

  • Concierge Program
  • Self Pay


Dr. Valsa Madhava has the following 4 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Valsa Madhava has the following 2 areas of expertise

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine


Albany Medical College

Graduated in 1987

UNC Medical Center

Graduated in 1990

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages does Dr. Valsa Madhava speak?
Dr. Valsa Madhava speaks English, French, Malayalam, and Spanish.
Where is Dr. Valsa Madhava's office located?
Dr. Valsa Madhava's office is located at , New York, NY, 10016.
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