Rajiv Misquitta, MD, FACP, is an internist at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. Dr. Misquitta was born in India and raised in New York. After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, he spent a summer doing research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C. He also spent a year at the Division of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He attended medical school at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, then moved west to escape the cold winters. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he later served as chief resident.
He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified plant-based chef, a yoga instructor, and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has been vegan since 2014 and is a firm believer in the value of a whole-foods, plant-based diet. He encourages his patients to shop at farmers markets and try out new recipes.
Dr. Misquitta firmly believes that you can prevent and reverse diseases and lead a long and healthy life by following a few simple guidelines, including: not smoking; exercising; eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet; getting adequate sleep; controlling your stress; and interacting with your community.