Aneela Cox, MD

Integrative Family Medicine has a commitment to providing the highest level of integrative primary care with an emphasis on the relationship between doctor and patient.  Aneela Cox, MD completed her Integrative Medicine Fellowship with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Aneela provides an integrative approach to full spectrum primary care including pediatrics, women’s health, and men’s health. With a focus on being in a collaborative relationship with her patients, Aneela embodies the mission of Integrative Family Medicine.

“I was attracted to Integrative Family Medicine’s focus on preventative medicine and how it aligns with my personal values. I genuinely want to take care of my patients from every angle, including nutrition, mind body, movement based therapies as well as conventional medicine”-Aneela Cox, MD

Aneela’s Personal Philosophy

Cultivating an environment to be a facilitator of healing

About Aneela’s Approach

Like Integrative Family Medicine founders and physicians Chad Krisel and Brian Lewis, Aneela shares a focus on an individualized, integrative approach to health care to prevent and reverse chronic illness. She is a good fit for patients seeking a well-rounded approach to their medical care.

Aneela Cox, MD Bio:

Aneela Cox, MD has an innate passion for the healing arts. She grew up in a Pakistani household in a suburb of Buffalo, NY. Her cultural upbringing which combined spiritual practice and home-cooked nutritious meals set the stage for her future in integrative medicine.

Aneela attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study genetics and African studies. There, she fell in love with Tae Kwon Do, which deepened her understanding of the mind-body connection.

Aneela decided to pursue medicine after a medical tour in Uganda during undergrad and subsequently returned to her hometown to attend medical school. While back in Buffalo, she served as the lead yoga ambassador for the studio helping to build a community of support and love. She also began studying Healing Touch with the local cancer center.

Aneela met her husband, Joshua in medical school. Joshua and Aneela both completed their 200 hour yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2015.

After completing medical school, Aneela went to the University of Arizona, where they had a robust integrative medicine curriculum, to pursue her residency training in family medicine. She then went on to pursue the residential integrative medicine fellowship through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson.

During her time in Tucson, Aneela completed the auricular acupuncture training through the Helms program.

Aneela is delighted to have returned to Asheville to share her integrative medical expertise and build a community of love, support and connection. She aims to use a heart-centered approach to bring physical, emotional, and spiritual alignment into her practice using the various modalities she has learned over the years.

Get to Know Aneela:

Aneela is a trained yoga teacher who loves hiking and cooking traditional meals at home.

Q & A with Aneela:

Why Did You Choose Integrative Family Medicine as your medical practice home?
I love the values the practice stands for, which is taking care of patients in a wholesome way.

What should new patients know about your approach to medical care?
I start the visit by asking “what is your health for?” and I allow my patients to guide me.

What do you feel is the most important component of the patient/physician relationship?
Communication – as it is with any relationship.

What do you love the most about practicing medicine?
I love the connections that I build with patients. I love being a part of other’s journeys as they navigate what healing looks like for them.

Who, specifically, is going to love having you as their physician?
People that are curious about their wellness, those that are motivated to learn about their bodies, mind and spirit. Truly anyone who is willing to invest the time and energy to take care of themselves in whatever form that looks like.

Why Asheville?
My husband and I LOVE Asheville. We did our yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2015 and fell in love with the community and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We always knew that we would end back up in WNC after our residency training to further build the beautiful community we experienced here.