meet our team
Swathi Rao, PA-C
Swathi started practicing family medicine in 2002. For most of that time she has been dedicated to practicing functional or roots-up medicine. Over these 20 years in medicine, she has learned a few very fundamental lessons:
Patient’s symptoms are always more important than a diagnosis or label
Changing how we eat, move, sleep, and detox is critical to optimal wellness
Taking the time to listen to patients makes better medicine than anything else!
These lessons have inspired the Be Well Family Care Mission:
To partner with patients to optimize their health utilizing a blend of traditional and alternative medicine
To practice individualized, patient-centered medicine
To treat root causes and imbalances to regain homeostasis and prevent disease
To empower patients to EAT WELL, SLEEP WELL, MOVE WELL, POOP WELL and ultimately BE WELL.
Her journey as a medical provider has enabled her to meet and learn from some of the best Functional Medicine Providers in the country and in central Indiana.
Swathi graduated from Indiana University as a pre-med major in 1994 and Butler University’s Physician Assistant program in 2002. In 2015, she received the Institute of Functional Medicine (or IFM) Certification for Functional Medicine, which is the highest level of education available in Functional Medicine. She lives in Carmel with her husband, Jason, and two amazing sons.
Emily Miller is a nationally certified nurse practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2005 and earned a Masters of Science in nursing from Ball State University in 2015 with a concentration in family primary care. Emily worked as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit for ten years, nine of those at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She began her career as a nurse practitioner in conventional family medicine on the east side of Indianapolis.
Emily began feeling frustrated practicing conventional medicine, as she was pushed to see sicker patients in a shorter amount of time, and rarely seeing their health improve. She began to ask herself if she was really helping her patients or simply giving a prescription to improve the symptoms. She then pursued a career in functional medicine, working in a private practice in the area and pursuing certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Emily’s goal is to provide patients with compassionate, individualized, and relationship-based primary care grounded in functional medicine. She has a particular passion to meet patients where they are in their healthcare journey and empowering patients to create the confidence needed to make significant lifestyle changes and become their healthiest self. Emily is passionate about and trained to treat patients with GI issues, weight issues, hormone and thyroid imbalance, vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Emily lives in Noblesville with her husband, Colin and two sons. She enjoys cooking, traveling, fitness, being involved in her church, and spending time with her family.
Amy has been working as a nurse in Functional Medicine for 13 years. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2021 from Indiana Wesleyan University and previously earned her BSN there in 2017. She has worked at Be Well as an RN since it opened in 2017. Amy is passionate about providing quality patient care and strives to partner with her patients to help them achieve all of their health goals.
Amy’s experience as a nurse in Functional Medicine for many years has given her expertise in roots-up medicine, treating vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, addressing hormone imbalances, GI and autoimmune diseases, and much more. She has additional training and specialization in performing in-office surgical procedures as well as aesthetic procedures like Botox, fillers, and contouring laser treatments. Also, Amy is extensively trained in doing both wet and dry cupping.
my lives in Brownsburg with her husband, Bob, their two youngest children and has two beautiful grown daughters, a handsome son-in-law, and a beautiful new grandson.
Liz has been working in the skin care industry for two decades & holds her Aesthetics license in California, Ohio and Indiana. She practiced in Los Angles for seventeen years & during this time she gained knowledge & experience in all aspects of skin care.
Through her training and various certifications, she has mastered a wide variety of specialized services including micro dermabrasion, dermaplaining, chemical peels, lash and brow tint, lash extensions, & advanced facial techniques and treatments.
Liz believes that self care is a large part of overall wellness. She emphasizes that the maintenance of healthy skin is a reflection of inner health & promotes the use of natural products and holistic approaches. Ultimately, she is committed to helping people reduce stress, improve the health of their skin, and increase their overall wellness inside and out.
Karen has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. Her focus for the last 8 years has been med spa procedures and functional medicine health. She specializes in anti-aging and rejuvenating procedures.
Karen is certified in Dermaplaning, HydraFacial, Micro needling, Accent Prime Body Contouring and Alma Harmony Laser Treatments. In addition, Karen is certified in Neurotoxin Injections (Botox and Xeomin). Karen enjoys the practice of functional health with beauty health. She practices them together for the best you.
Karen is originally from Chicago but has made Carmel Indiana her home for the past 12 years. Karen and her husband enjoy their two Weimaraner’s (Luke and Gus) and you can always find Karen in the yard gardening.