NCIAP Providers

Dr. Parminder Khara, MD
Medical Director

IMG_4808Dr. Khara graduated with her MD from AM Dogliotti College of Medicine, Monrovia, Liberia in 1994. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, IL from 1995-1998. She was chosen to serve as chief resident at the VA Medical Center in Danville, IL from 1998-1999 because of her superb clinical skills and work ethic. Since then she has had extensive work experience in private practice, urgent care and the emergency room. She also served as the emergency department medical director of Doctors Hospital, Springfield IL between 2000-2002.

She believes in giving back to the community and has now joined NCIAP as it’s medical director. She exudes compassion for her patients and is passionate about disease prevention and management of chronic diseases to improve one’s quality of health.

She has always strived to balance her personal life and work and has raised 4 beautiful children and supported her husband who is an orthodontist in the Triangle area. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, pilates and camping. She volunteers with the boys scouts and other activities in the area.

Olga Shalaurova, FNP-BC

Olga Shalaurova Olga Shalaurova is a Family Nurse Practitioner, nationally board certified by ANCC. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with Master of Science in Nursing and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UNC-CH as well. Olga worked as a Registered Nurse for 3 years before pursuing her graduate degree. Olga has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2013, and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention in her practice. She enjoys providing health education and motivation to help her patients achieve their health goals. Olga provides a wide range of health services including management of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Anxiety –Depression, musculoskeletal disorders, routine physical exams, women’s health concerns and more.

Olga has been living in the Triangle area for the past 20 years, but originally is from Russia. She is fluent in Russian and English languages, and working on learning Spanish. Olga enjoys spending time with her family, pets and friends, traveling, going to gym and Zumba, skiing, kayaking and staying physically active.

Orlinda Martinez, PA–C

NCIAP-2 Orlinda Martinez, PA–C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with an active North Carolina medical license. Orlinda graduated from Seton Hill University’s Physician Assistant Program in Pittsburgh, PA on May 15th, 2010. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY where she graduated summa cum laude. Her clinical rotations included obtaining experience in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to working for NCIAP Medical Care Orlinda obtained experience in Orthopedic Surgery at a private practice in Pinehurst, NC.

Orlinda Martinez lives in Raleigh, NC. She enjoys outdoor activities including swimming, kayaking and going to the beach. Family and friends are an important and meaningful part of her life.

Sangeeta Sawhney, MD
Volunteer Provider

NCIAP-5 Sangeeta Sawhney, MD is currently Head of Medical Affairs at Pharmaceutical Product Development, a Clinical Research organization in RTP, NC. Dr. Sawhney is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds an active North Carolina license. She joined PPD in November 2004 after five years of clinical practice in NC that included outpatient, nursing home and Hospitalist services at Cary WakeMed Hospital. She continues to volunteer as a Mentor for Medical students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and other Health Fairs organized in the Triangle area. Dr. Sawhney graduated from the University of Miami Medical School with Honors and completed her residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and University of Miami.

Dr. Sawhney’s areas of expertise include endocrine-metabolic diseases including diabetes management, cardiac disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and management of dementia.Dr. Sawhney is married to Gurjit Sawhney, an IT professional and they live in Chapel Hill, NC with their two children, Sumit and Rabina. Dr. Sawhney enjoys traveling, music, and reading.

Lalita Sidana, MD, MPH
Volunteer Provider

NCIAP-17Dr Sidana obtained her medical degree from S P Medical College, Bikaner, India. She moved to the US in 1999, and obtained a Masters degree in the Health Care Management from Harvard University (School of Public Health). She completed her Internal Medicine residency from North Shore Medical Center, Salem, Massachusetts. She is one of the providers of a unique and growing practice, Doctors Making Housecalls (

She lives in the triangle area with her husband and two children, and enjoys gardening, reading, and travel. She is fluent in Hindi, English, Punjabi and Rajasthani.

Janaki Ram Setty, MD
Volunteer Provider

dr-janaki-ram-setty-vpDr. Janaki Ram Setty, MD was awarded with medical degree in 1962 by University of Mysore, India. He has been in the practice as an Internist for 50 years. Dr. Setty is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Shetty holds North Carolina Medical Society membership since 2001 and American Medical Society membership since 1983.He is affiliated with MDSI Disability Physicals for the State of North Carolina and with Physician Solutions Inc. as locum physician. He has been with Peoples Medical Clinic as a volunteer provider since 2015.

Dr. Setty loves to travel, learn about different cultures, yoga classes and fitness.

Sejan Patel, MD
Volunteer Provider

dr-sejan-patel-vpDr Sejan B. Patel is a Nephrologist with North Carolina Nephrology, an organization of more than 30 health care providers that treat diseases of the kidneys in the Raleigh metropolitan area. He has hospital privileges at WakeMed, UNC Rex, and Duke Raleigh. He has an office in Cary at the intersection of Cary Parkway and Kildaire Farm Road. He received Nephrology training through Duke University Hospitals and Internal Medicine training through Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and University of Michigan. He has been certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Areas of specialization include interventional nephrology, where he performs endovascular interventions on dialysis access, and home dialysis therapy.

He believes that it is our duty to give back to the community in which you live.

Sangeeta Varanasi, MD
Volunteer Provider

dr-sangeeta-varanasi-vpDr. Sangeeta Varanasi, MD completed her graduation from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1998 and was awarded with degree by the medical institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She currently holds over 18 year of diverse experience. She works in Cary, NC and specializes in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sangeeta Varanasi had been awarded by local authorities in the state NC. Currently Dr. Varanasi is working in First Health of The Carolinas Inc Hospital.

“The most rewarding part of my job is watching patients turn their whole life around to improve their health. I am inspired by the way my patients and their family deal with serious medical and social problems.”

Kirit Trivedi, MD
Volunteer Provider

dr-trivedi-vpDr. Kirit Trivedi graduated in 1965 from Baroda Medical College and received MBBS. degree after 12 months of rotating internship. He also worked as houseman and registrar in surgery for 3 years. Dr. Trivedi received Master of Surgery degree in 1971 and came to USA. Dr. Trivedi worked as a resident in surgery from 1971 to 1976 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Trivedi became American board certified surgeon in 1979. He received FRCS degree from Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Trivedi started his own private practice of surgery in 1976 at Warrenton, NC, later opened another office in 1982 at MPH. Hospital in 1982. After working for duke life point for two years, Dr. Trivedi retired in 2015. He is a fellow, teacher and life member of American academy of family physicians since 1982.

Dr. Trivedi’s hobbies include traveling, exercising, reading and playing tennis. He is a proud father of two sons-excellent physicians and consider himself very lucky and blessed.