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Dr. Par Fatteh

Functional Medicine
Fremont, CA
28 years experience male

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Functional Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

Hindi, Mandarin, Persian

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Should be safe: I assume you mean pyrigesic or Acetaminophen (tylenol). This is a non-narcotic pain killer, and it should have no difficulty being combined with the m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture fear: A fall and associated fracture, particularly of the hip, is the biggest fear during a transfer. In addition, you have to be careful of a tear of the s... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle vs bursa: A common pain on the outside of the hip is trochanteric bursitis. It is an inflamed sac of fluid, and it responds well to local steroid injection. But... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle versus nerve: Numbness of the head is often irritation of the scalp muscles, which can transmit to the muscles of the arms and lead to the hands. However, if this p... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Back vs hip: In an older person we worry about hip arthritis causing the pain in the hip and back. But in someone your age, the primary location is more likely the... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Nonsurgical options.: You have unfortunately entered the world of chronic pain, which has its own set of rules. In my opinion, more surgery will only compound the problem. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Mechanical traction: Mechanical cervical traction is great for neck muscle spasms that transmit to the scalp muscles and cause headaches. A trial can be done in physical t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Did you fall?: Coccyx pain is most common after a fall. You would need a "donut" for sitting. This type of pain tends to linger. Physical therapy or massage can help... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Klonopin or Buspar (buspirone): Your , best bet would be low dose klonopin. It is well tolerated, and not as addicting as xanax. Another option would be to take the non-benzo Buspar ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy c... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Noninvasive measures: A course of physical therapy, if not already done, can stabilize your rotator cuff and shoulder blade muscles. Aquatic therapy can be a more soothing ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Diet, exercise, meds: The first step is to change the structure of your eating. Rather than 3 large meals, you should be eating multiple small meals. In fact, you should re... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Noninvasive measures: I assume you are getting epidural steroid injections for back or neck pain. Your best bets would be a combination of biofeedback for control of nerve ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Separate: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is of particular importance to track because of its effect on the liver. The official limit in the U.S. Is 4000mg per day... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Pinched nerve...: It could very well be a pinched nerve out of the right side of the lumbar spine. It could also be bursitis of the right hip, especially if it is painf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle spasms: A stiff neck is usually the result of muscle spasms. A common cause is awkward sleeping posture at night, but that should resolve in a handful of days... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Reducing dependence: The goal of rehab is to reduce physiological dependence, and undo psychological dependence. For the physiological side, the dose of prescription drugs... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, of course.: You are fully in charge of your body. Sometimes we as physicians are very focused on pharmaceutical options, but if it is not a life threatening issue... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle spasms likely: Muscle spasms are being triggered by the drug withdrawal, dental problems, or both. A low dose muscle relaxant medication would help. Mechanical cervi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Focus/concentration.: This is often a problem with focus and concentration, which could be a sign of attention deficit disorder, which is treatable with the help of a psych... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Carpal Tunnel likely: This would appear to be carpal tunnel syndrome, involving median nerve irritation of the right wrist. A wrist brace worn at night would help. Or it co... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Depends on duration.: The most common cause of ankle pain, especially in a younger, active person, is a soft tissue injury such as a sprain. However, it is easy to rule out... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, it can.: The muscle spasms associated with neck pain can definitely communicate with the muscles of the upper back and even the chest. Neck muscle spasms that ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the l... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually serious.: This is not usually serious, but it is often a positional or postural issue. Awkward neck positioning, or improper pillow support, at night are common... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, sounds like ADD: This sounds like classic add, in this case in adulthood. Medication options are effective, and there are well-tolerated time-release options. Of non-p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Ulnar neuropathy: This could very well be ulnar neuropathy of the elbow, which often gets triggered at night when the elbow is kept in the flexed position. An elbow sle... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Meralgia Paresthetic: I am a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor. This could very well be meralgia paresthetica, which is irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes!: The normal range for resting heart rate is commonly considered 60-100, so 70 is right in the middle of that.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome, irritation of the median nerve at the wrist, is a common cause of hand weakness and pain. But this is usually accompanied by n... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Not related: A trigger finger is caused by overuse of that finger/hand. It is unrelated to scoliosis, which is a sideways curve of the spine.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Treat leg not back: Treatment should only be based on pain levels and functional status, not on the anatomical/mri state of your spine. If the left calf pain is minor, th... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Body and mind: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda indicated for fibromyalgia, so it appears to have helped. With any chronic pain disorder depression can set in, so Effexor ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Not if frequent.: The most common causes of gastritis in your case would be food poisoning, medication reaction (such as with Ibuprofen or aspirin), viral syndrome (sto... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Change meal patterns: Start by shifting from 3 square meals to multiple, say 5 or 6, smaller meals each day. Eventually shift to eating something every 2 hours. Every time ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
For how long?: Anything over 3-6 months is considered chronic pain, and this type of pain doesn't follow the same rules as acute pain. The body doesn't know how to t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, as tolerated.: Plank exercises generally are not weight-bearing as far as the knees are concerned. And, there is a certain amount of quad muscle strenthening (among ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Restless legs: This sounds like restless leg syndrome, which can cause the legs, and often other parts of the body, to shake upon falling asleep at night. There are ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Biofeedback.: Mecications can help with fms, but treatment should be multifactorial. Biofeedback helps greatly with such chronic pain disorders. Massage therapy wou... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Traction/injections: Mechanical lumbar traction, or lumbar epidural steroid injections, are the best treatment options.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy c... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle vs nerve: You are describing "referred pain." nerve irritation can cause referred or radiating pain. But a more common cause is myofascial pain, in which knots ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 28 years experience
Arthritis/bursitis: The hip could have osteoarthritis, which can be diagnoses by xray. If the hip is tender on the outer side, it could be a bursitis, which responds well... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fatteh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fatteh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I have thought about this too I often feel when I avoid wheat I don't have them as bad what are your thoughts on that? Thanks!
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Thank you... I had carple tunnel during both of my pregnancies but this seems a little different... No numbness our tingling
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ultimately my question i is it oka to continuousl ge get these cortison shots for more than a yea

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, California - Winter
2013
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