Maria Scunziano-Singh, MD, NMD, is a board-certified internal medicine practitioner, primary care physician, and the co-owner of Access Healthcare, LLC, where she has seen patients since 2001. Her interest in medicine began in childhood: her mother, Natalie, lived with multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Scunziano-Singh remembers “having to reverse roles with her practically as soon as she knew who her mother was.” Much of her childhood was spent either around her mother’s doctors and caregivers, or helping to care for her mother herself, and she describes both wanting to help her mother and growing up quickly because of it.
She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993 from New York Medical College and completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1996. She continued her education in the late 2000s at the Clayton College of Natural Health, who awarded her a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011. Dr. Scunziano-Singh is passionate about fully exploring the opportunities for healing that come from conventional medicine, the natural world, and the points at which they intersect, and feels that her broad range of training allows her to fully address the needs of more of her patients.
In addition to her work as a primary care provider, Dr. Scunziano-Singh is one of the co-founders of both the Auroveda Foundation and the WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center. The Auroveda Foundation is a charitable organization for the benefit of humanity providing educational tools and services, empowering women, providing provisions of food and shelter, and promoting total health and wellness. The foundation is dedicated to opening 100,000 community centers and wellness facilities across India, drawing on both contemporary medical practices and complementary medicine while also providing financial resources to support veterans, international education funds, and global refugees, among other projects.
Dr. Scunziano-Singh remains a provider and medical consultant for the WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center, which operates a campus in Spring Hill, Florida, offering massage therapy and bodywork, salt therapy, nutritional and wellness counseling, and a broad range of cooking, exercise, and wellness classes for adults and youth. She is committed to helping others explore the potential of integrated wellness and find their own route to whole health, and looks forward to further integrating her training and practice to allow an additional focus on interventional treatment.
As a unique voice in her field and an expert on integrated wellness, Dr. Scunziano-Singh is a frequent guest and speaker on local radio and television, and the author of several books. Her publications include a chapter in “The Top 25 Change Makers,” “Be Consciously Healthy” and “The Conscious Eats Cookbook.” In recognition of her groundbreaking work in her specialty and focus on making wellness accessible to all, she has been a nominee for Florida’s Top Doctors, the winner of a Telly Award, and has been honored for her healthcare lectures and her outreach to vulnerable and underserved patient populations. In order to remain on the cutting edge of developments in her field, she is active in the American College of Physicians, the College for the Advancement of Medicine, and both the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association. When not focused on her patients and practice, Dr. Scunziano-Singh enjoys time spent with her family and four children.