ABOUT DR. THANGUDU
Arti Thangudu, MD, is a triple board-certified physician and endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid specialist who provides high-level, well-rounded care at Complete Medicine in The Woodlands, TX and San Antonio, Texas. She takes an evidence-based approach to care, focusing on the whole patient, not their disease or symptoms. At her membership-based practice, Dr. Thangudu offers her patients direct access via phone, text and email, long and frequent visits, continuous glucose monitoring, access to diabetes technology and constant support to help her patients achieve their health goals.
Dr. Thangudu graduated from The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, TX. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Thangudu received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed a rigorous internship in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where she treated thousands of the sickest patients in public, private, and Veteran’s Administration hospitals and clinics throughout Houston, Texas. She then relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, to complete her internal medicine residency at Tulane University.
Dr. Thangudu moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to complete her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the busiest endocrinology training centers in the country. During her fellowship, she saw thousands of complex and rare cases in and out of the hospital and participated in research and quality improvement projects to improve care for people with diabetes.
After her training, she moved on to work at one of the largest endocrinology groups in the country, where her passion grew and pushed her to pursue nutritional training at Cornell University’s Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Thangudu also completed a 200-hour yoga training so she could coach her patients on using mindfulness to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease.
Dr. Thangudu holds board certifications in internal and lifestyle medicine, as well as endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. She’s also certified in plant-based nutrition.
ABOUT DR. ILLURI
Dr. Vidhya Illuri is a board-certified physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid disease. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, followed by an internal medicine residency at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois. She then completed her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
Before joining Complete Medicine in 2023, Dr. Illuri worked in the University Health System in San Antonio, Texas, serving as an adult endocrinologist as well as adjunct faculty. She was able to mentor several residents studying to become attending physicians. Dr. Illuri joined Complete Medicine because she is committed to fostering a strong patient-physician relationship and providing patients with frequent appointments and easy access to care.
Dr. Illuri has a passion for using nutrition to improve metabolic disease and has authored an illustrated healthy cookbook for children called “Can I have a treat?” She has also appeared on San Antonio’s KSAT Live to share healthy cooking tips and held cooking demonstrations at the local children’s museum. She also regularly shares healthy recipes on her Instagram page “dr.illuris.pantry”. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Illuri is an avid traveler and enjoys rock climbing in her free time. She lives in San Antonio with her two children and husband.
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
Complete Medicine was the first direct care endocrinology practice in Texas born from passion for excellent patient care and love for our patients. This model of care enables us to provide our patients with comprehensive, supportive care for their complex hormonal and metabolic conditions for patients in The Woodlands, TX and San Antonio, TX. It also enables us to help our patients navigate the hormonal misinformation that is permeating the internet.
We provide diabetes care and thyroid care. We provide medical weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle coaching. We also provide menopausal support and care, treatment for low testosterone in men and other hormonal conditions.
The goal of direct care endocrinology is to provide patients with more personalized and accessible care. We offer telemedicine for patients in The Woodlands, TX and San Antonio, TX and patients anywhere in the state of Texas. We provide long appointments, no waiting room time and convenient scheduling.
Insurance companies have broken down our healthcare system at the expense of doctors and patients. We are able to overcome this by contracting with the patient directly instead of with insurance companies.
The traditional health insurance model strips doctors and patients of the time needed to build relationships and to deliver excellent health outcomes.
We offer our patients straightforward pricing for visits and deep discounts on labs and imaging.
The traditional insurance model provides fragmented care – we coordinate with our patients’ care team to ensure nothing gets missed.
Virtual visits available to patients anywhere in Texas.