Internal Medicine is a medical speciality dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult (18 years and over) diseases. Those trained in Internal Medicine are also called general internists and are equipped to handle the broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. Internists are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention—they are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. General internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem concerns a patient—no matter how common or rare, simple or complex. Their training uniquely qualifies them to practice primary care and follow patients over the duration of their adult lives, enabling them to establish long and rewarding personal relationships with their patients. Although internists may act as primary care physicians, they are not “family physicians,” “family practitioners,” or “general practitioners,” whose training is not solely concentrated on adults and may include surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics.
Owner and co-founder of Oak Hill Wellness Clinic, Dr. Vinay Parameswara is dedicated to supporting your unique journey towards health and well-being. Vinay practices an integrative approach to medicine, addressing body, mind and spirit. He is passionate about crafting a multi-disciplinary plan to alleviate your health concerns, while also working towards optimal quality of life.
Dr. Parameswara is board certified in Internal Medicine, and treats adult patients (18 years and older). His chief interests are in the fields of diabetes, obesity, lipid metabolism, diet, weight loss and overall wellness, and Vinay has spent a total of 10 years conducting research in these fields. Since he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2012, he has practiced in both Hawaii and Texas. Vinay was born in Bangalore, India. He began studying at Bangalore Medical College at the age of 18. After receiving his medical degree, he pursued a PhD in Basic Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth, Texas. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health at UNTHSC. Subsequently, he completed his medical degree in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Amarillo. Vinay is a member of the Travis County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association.
Vinay and his family moved from Hawaii to South Austin in 2014. He has the pleasure of working alongside his wife, Dr. Aditi Sule, and they are blessed with two children. He enjoys spending time with family and playing with their new Siberian Husky, Snow. His hobbies include meditation, practicing yoga, working in the yard and cooking spicy chicken.
A few words from Dr. Parameswara: “I enjoy caring for people. It is my goal to ensure patients feel comfortable talking to me. I want to listen and help take care of a patient’s problem by including the latest up-to-date research and by using common sense. There are multiple approaches to the same problem. I would like to keep an open mind and consider different modalities to address health conditions. Each patient should have a customized treatment plan that is tailored to improve their “individual” health. I am also very passionate about not causing harm by prescribing medications unnecessarily.”