DR. TAMERISA

Dr. Radha Tamerisa is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who has been practicing in Katy, TX, for the last 13 years. After finishing her training, she has chosen to settle down in her home town where she proudly serve the needs of her community.

She received her Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training from UTMB in Galveston. Throughout her career, she has felt the need to incorporate nutrition and lifestyle to optimize the health of her patients. In search of providing integrative gastroenterology care, she has attended various courses offered by the Institute of Functional Medicine. This approach has transformed her practice and allowed her to offer her patients a broader range of therapeutic options.
Dr. Tamerisa understands that no two patients are identical. She states, “It is vitally important to understand the root cause of illness and to customize care to suit the individual. It is not enough to write a prescription for every complaint. We need to to explore deeper and offer more comprehensive solutions for healing the mind, body and gut.”

DR. ASAMOAH

Dr. Asamoah, or Dr. V, as she is affectionately called, strives to deliver the best quality of care to those who entrusts her with their health. Her patients’ ability to achieve optimal gut health defines her success as a practitioner.

She received her medical degree from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. Subsequently, she finished a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore MD. She is dual board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
Dr. Asamoah has learned and practiced the art of medicine in diverse communities, ranging from the Swiss Alps, rural towns in Johannesburg South Africa, to inner city Baltimore. A high level of training from different parts of the globe allows her to merge cutting-edge scientific conventional medicine with integrative approaches focused on healthy nutrition and natural, evidence-based healing methods for superior results.
Through life’s experiences, Dr. V has been both a patient and a caregiver. She truly understands the needs of each role and the importance of being heard. She believes that a collaborative, respectful patient-doctor interaction fosters the utmost health outcomes.
Her vision to treat patients not as disease entities, but with all-encompassing strategies that seek to make lives better, has led to her partnership in Zazen Medical Group where the comprehensive modalities of Functional Medicine are harnessed to augment proven orthodox medicine.
Dr. V lives and serves her community in the Katy/West Houston area of Houston.

Education and Postgraduate Training
  • Internship training at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University
  • Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she also completed her Gastroenterology fellowship.
Quality Measures

Cecal Intubation Rate

Quality evaluation of the colon includes the ability to assess the most proximal aspect, the cecum. The number of times the cecum is intubated during colonoscopy is called the “cecal intubation rate.” Experienced gastroenterologists should be able to intubate the cecum in >90% of all cases and, in particular, >95% of all “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa both have their “cecal intubation rate” at 100%.

Withdrawal Time

“Withdrawal time” of 6 minutes or more is the recommended time taken to fully examine the colon. Studies have demonstrated increased detection of significant disease within the colon with this appropriately sufficient withdrawal time.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “withdrawal time” are routinely measured and exceed the required 6 minutes.

Gastroenterologists may have variable skill levels for finding and removing pre-cancerous adenomatous polyps. Among healthy patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, adenomas should be detected in >25% of men and >15% of women over 50 years old.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “adenoma detection rates” are routinely measured and are well above the national standard of care.

Complications

Perforation is the most serious complication associated with a colonoscopy. The rate of perforation should be less than 1 in a 1000 in patients undergoing “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa are both experts in performing colonoscopies. Their “rate of complication” is well below the national norm.

Education and Postgraduate Training
  • Medical school: University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Medical Degree.
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship. Ranked No 1 in U.S News & World Report Rankings.
Quality Measures

Cecal Intubation Rate

Quality evaluation of the colon includes the ability to assess the most proximal aspect, the cecum. The number of times the cecum is intubated during colonoscopy is called the “cecal intubation rate.” Experienced gastroenterologists should be able to intubate the cecum in >90% of all cases and, in particular, >95% of all “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa both have their “cecal intubation rate” at 100%.

Withdrawal Time

“Withdrawal time” of 6 minutes or more is the recommended time taken to fully examine the colon. Studies have demonstrated increased detection of significant disease within the colon with this appropriately sufficient withdrawal time.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “withdrawal time” are routinely measured and exceed the required 6 minutes.

Gastroenterologists may have variable skill levels for finding and removing pre-cancerous adenomatous polyps. Among healthy patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, adenomas should be detected in >25% of men and >15% of women over 50 years old.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “adenoma detection rates” are routinely measured and are well above the national standard of care.

 Complications

Perforation is the most serious complication associated with a colonoscopy. The rate of perforation should be less than 1 in a 1000 in patients undergoing “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa are both experts in performing colonoscopies. Their “rate of complication” is well below the national norm.

DR. ASAMOAH

Dr. Asamoah, or Dr. V, as she is affectionately called, strives to deliver the best quality of care to those who entrusts her with their health. Her patients’ ability to achieve optimal gut health defines her success as a practitioner.

She received her medical degree from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. Subsequently, she finished a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore MD. She is dual board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
Dr. Asamoah has learned and practiced the art of medicine in diverse communities, ranging from the Swiss Alps, rural towns in Johannesburg South Africa, to inner city Baltimore. A high level of training from different parts of the globe allows her to merge cutting-edge scientific conventional medicine with integrative approaches focused on healthy nutrition and natural, evidence-based healing methods for superior results.
Through life’s experiences, Dr. V has been both a patient and a caregiver. She truly understands the needs of each role and the importance of being heard. She believes that a collaborative, respectful patient-doctor interaction fosters the utmost health outcomes.
Her vision to treat patients not as disease entities, but with all-encompassing strategies that seek to make lives better, has led to her partnership in Zazen Medical Group where the comprehensive modalities of Functional Medicine are harnessed to augment proven orthodox medicine.
Dr. V lives and serves her community in the Katy/West Houston area of Houston.

Education and Postgraduate Training
  • Medical school: University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Medical Degree.
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship. Ranked No 1 in U.S News & World Report Rankings.
Quality Measures

Cecal Intubation Rate

Quality evaluation of the colon includes the ability to assess the most proximal aspect, the cecum. The number of times the cecum is intubated during colonoscopy is called the “cecal intubation rate.” Experienced gastroenterologists should be able to intubate the cecum in >90% of all cases and, in particular, >95% of all “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa both have their “cecal intubation rate” at 100%.

Withdrawal Time

“Withdrawal time” of 6 minutes or more is the recommended time taken to fully examine the colon. Studies have demonstrated increased detection of significant disease within the colon with this appropriately sufficient withdrawal time.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “withdrawal time” are routinely measured and exceed the required 6 minutes.

Gastroenterologists may have variable skill levels for finding and removing pre-cancerous adenomatous polyps. Among healthy patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, adenomas should be detected in >25% of men and >15% of women over 50 years old.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa’s “adenoma detection rates” are routinely measured and are well above the national standard of care.

 Complications

Perforation is the most serious complication associated with a colonoscopy. The rate of perforation should be less than 1 in a 1000 in patients undergoing “screening” colonoscopies.

Dr. Asamoah and Dr. Tamerisa are both experts in performing colonoscopies. Their “rate of complication” is well below the national norm.

Zazen Health And Wellness Plan

Navigating your health can be hard, so we have made coming to see us easy.

1

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Our physicians will take time to listen to your concerns and assess your symptoms. You will be heard and affirmed.

2

DEVELOP A UNIQUE TREATMENT PLAN

A comprehensive, individualized treatment plan will be developed to address your needs. We have several solutions to alleviate your problems and get you back on the road of restored health.

3

LIVE THE LIFE
YOU DESERVE

You want to feel better. You want to go back to eating well, without worry. You want to be able to sleep better, travel, and invest in your relationships again.

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 136,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. They also estimate that over 49,000 of those cases will result in death.

It is never too early to start screening for colon cancer. If you are over the age of 50, now is the time to consider a yearly colon cancer screening. With 90% of new colon cancer cases a year occurring in people over the age of 50, your key to living a full and vital life is through early detection.

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Why ZAZEN ?

Zazen is a meditative practice from Zen Buddhist tradition. The method helps achieve calm and insight into life and the nature of being. In search of a name for their collaborative practice, “zazen” resonates with Dr. Tamerisa and Dr. Asamoah as they seek to improve their patients’ health through a multidisciplinary approach that accounts for the very essence of being by integrating conventional with proven alternative medicine, also known as Functional Medicine.

Functional Medicine is individualized and patient-centric. The scientific methods involved take into consideration patients’ unique genome, biochemical, and environmental factors in understanding the complexity of illness. In their practice, this knowledge is harnessed to provide specific treatment plans, including wellness and nutrition education, to achieve superior overall and gastroenterological health outcomes.

It is time to reclaim your health and your life.

We know health concerns put limits on your quality of life. It is hard to see numerous doctors, undergo many tests, and receive treatment options with little relief or results.

At ZAZEN, we strive to help you feel better by balancing conventional medical know-how with alternate therapeutic approaches for long-lasting, sustained results.