506 South Main Street
Sebastopol, California 95472
Osteopathy, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, complementary and integrative medicine
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, Calif.
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority / Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash.
Board certifications and license
Osteopathic Family Medicine, AOBFP
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, AOBNMM
Dr. Sunil Bhat has always had an innate understanding of natural law. At a young age he gravitated toward mathematics, physics and chemistry, but truly found his calling when he began to explore biology. A unique path led him from a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Arts in Medical Sciences at Boston University, to molecular cardiology research at Vanderbilt University. While in Tennessee he attended a 200-hour yoga teacher training and learned about the ancient basis of the interrelation of structure and function, movement and nutrition, health and disease.
While teaching yoga, Dr. Bhat learned about osteopathy from a patron complaining about how hard it was to find a practicing traditional osteopath in this country. He soon discovered an entire art and science of conventional medicine hiding in plain sight. After spending a few months in India studying yoga and Ayurveda, he found osteopathic medicine as a perfect balance to reconcile treating disease with modern medicine, and optimizing health and wellness that has been the emphasis of most ancient healing disciplines around the world.
Over the next eight years, Dr. Bhat dedicated his life to learning and understanding all aspects of health and disease, delivering more than 200 babies and assisting his patients from birth to death in obtaining a higher quality and function of life. He honed his skills in osteopathic manipulative medicine by treating the majority of his patients in and out of the hospital, as well as attending numerous extra-curricular courses and conferences.
Dr. Bhat received his Board Certification in Osteopathic Family Medicine in 2017 after completing his residency training with the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority and Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. He continued on to complete a fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Ore., and received a second Board Certification in 2018, in the osteopathic specialty of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (OMM/NMM).
Sunil is an avid skier and snowboarder, and loves anything involving the outdoors. He enjoys golf, tennis, surfing, yoga, hiking, camping and exploring ways to create a more conscious and intentional world to live in.
506 South Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472