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Soram Khalsa ’70: celebrity doc with a twist

Soram Khalsa ’70 is not your average Beverly Hills doctor. His medical credentials are solid: he’s a board-certified internist with an MD from Case Western Reserve University, in his native Cleveland, and appointments at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

But it’s Khalsa’s nontraditional (in this country) dimensions that set him apart from the other physicians in the Hollywood Reporter's Top Doctors Issue this week. He practices integrative medicine, meshing western tests and treatments with naturopathic remedies like acupuncture, herbs, and vitamin therapy.

And Khalsa wears the long beard and turban of his adopted Sikh religion, which the Hollywood Reporter finds sufficiently exotic to label him “Morgan Freeman’s Sikh.”

Another celebrity patient is actor Judith Light, who calls Khalsa “a brilliant diagnostician” and credits him for “my energy and much of the longevity of my career.” Freeman, playing to taciturn type, says simply: “Dr. Khalsa was referred to me by a close friend. I am very grateful for the referral.”


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