Dr. Dhingsa is committed to practicing what she preaches – using a natural, holistic approach to supporting a healthy and active lifestyle. She has over a decade of experience in managing everyday physical injuries, such as knee pain and arthritis, shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries), hip pain and arthritis, tennis elbow, and back pain. After working in “big box” medicine, Dr. Dhingsa has seen firsthand the shortfalls of “band-aids” and “quick fix” treatments. Her dissatisfaction with the status quo of medicine and her strong desire to see her patients not only function better, but also live a life of optimal health, drove her to found Four Oaks Medicine.
Dr. Dhingsa grew up in England with Indian heritage, and moved to California as a teen, giving her unique life experiences that have helped shape her career. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Physiological Sciences, followed by her Master’s in Applied Physiology at Finch University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. Her interest in how the human body functions continued as she obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School. After a string of Chicago winters, Dr. Dhingsa returned to sunny Southern California to complete her post-graduate training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the UCLA/VA residency program. She has had the honor of teaching musculoskeletal medicine to medical students at the prestigious UCLA medical school. Dr. Dhingsa has also completed her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and Cornell. In her pursuit of wellness for both herself and her patients, Dr. Dhingsa is currently completing a fellowship and board certification in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine.
She has an avid interest in fitness that has grown over the years. She ran two half marathons while in post-graduate training, enjoys stand up paddle boarding, running, hiking, and even got her scuba diving certification while vacationing in Thailand. Her true love though is weight training and bodybuilding with which she has a self-described “healthy obsession”.