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Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti

Family Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

Palo Alto Integrative Medicine: Holistic Care for Optimal Health

Palo Alto, CA

Address

122 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Dr. Shad

Scottsdale, AZ

About

Bio

Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH (Dr. Shad) is a board certified Diplomate of both the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABHIM). He currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Educator 4 Care Associate at the Stanford University School of Medicine where he routinely lectures on public health, disease prevention and nutrition. Dr. Shad focues on prevention and food as medicine to empower his patients to achieve optimal health and balance in all aspects of life. Based on his expertise in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Shad advises patients on how to combine conventional and evidence based alternative therapies to treat and prevent disease. For more information, please visit www.doctorshad.com or follow on Twitter @DrShad9

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Urgent Care

Languages spoken

English, Persian

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: I would advise seeing a doctor right away to examine you and also do a pregnancy test.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Irregular periods: There are a number of causes for irregular menstrual periods. Some common ones include thyroid disease, poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), or stres... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Possible gallstones: Pain after eating greasy, rich fatty food is a classic symptom of gallstones. The other possible causes include gastritis or a stomach ulcer. I woul... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stomach indigestion: You may have indigestion or acid reflux or a food allergy or early food poising symptoms from what you ate. You can always try tums, zantac, (ranitid... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Many causes: Could be gout, if no trauma or accident. Could also be an infection or a form of arthritis. I would see a doctor to have it evaluated and get the ri... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Blood is bad: Bright red blood in stool or black tarry colored stool referred to as melena are both reasons for concern. Ibs, a diagnosis of exclusion, by itself w... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Space it out: I would agree that spacing out water would affect your frequency of urination. If that doesn't change things, you may need to see a doctor to run oth... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Infection?!: You may have something called folliculitis, an infection of your pubic hair shafts from shaving. You should see a doctor as soon as possible to get a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes, but...: It is usually reserved for cases that are refractory to initial standard therapies. For example, when ssris and other medications with psychotherapy d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Daily vitamins: The best supplement for you is a prenatal vitamin, this is recommended for all women during reproductive years in case of pregnancy. Also an iron con... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Tuberculosis is a disease that can remain in it's latent or asymptomatic phase for many years. If concerned there are simple skin tests and blood tes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Food diary: The reason for your noisy digestion is likely the kind of foods and food combinations you eat. In the absence of other symptoms such as abdominal pai... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Asthma: Proair is a brand name for albuterol, used to open airways during times of shortness of breath as a rescue medication for people with asthma. Sometim... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Moderation?: Well they moderation in all things, but there is a limit to that. They also say, know thyself. So i recommend you get a baseline of your risk for he... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Constipation: Yes this is the most likely cause. I would recommend adding some more water to formula meals, increased water is the simplest way to help relieve con... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Vaginal ph is one indicator of a healthy vagina. Other indicators whether you have discharge, a foul smell or discomfort. I would see your doctor to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Constipation: You should definitely see a doctor to make sure you are not getting a bowel obstruction, you should go more urgently if you feel nauseous or more abdo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Food poisoning: You may have food poisoning, i would recommend going to a doctor to be seen as soon as possible. Until then no heavy foods, plenty of sips of liquids... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Infection?: You may have an ear infection or sinus infection or both. The water may have contributed to the development of the infection, it may be an outer ear i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Breakfast : Breakfast really is the most important meal of day. As a busy student it will give high energy to last through a busy morning through lunch, it will ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Vinegar tonic: Vinegar belongs to the class of high nutrient foods that have strong detoxifying health properties. Although formal research has not provided ample s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stomach bug: Gastroenteritis is medical term for stomach flu. The most common cause is viral and not serious. Less commonly it is caused by bacteria like ecoli & ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: In fact thyroid hormone dysfunction is one of the causes of unintentional weight gain for some people. Also being depressed or having anxiety can lea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Food sensitivities : It depends on what you ate for that meal and earlier in the last day. If this is recurrent you may be sensitive to certain foods, i would consider ke... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Slow stomach: Gastroparesis refers to delayed stomach emptying and is frequently present in people with diabetes. There are some cases where this can result from a... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fani Marvasti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fani Marvasti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanx Dr.but It's not showing in any test... like sputum,broncography,culture and even in PCR too...
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Is this something I would see a gynecologist for or just my doctor?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I do get noxious and abdom

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

O'Connor Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine

Awards

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Award
Outstand Graduate Award, Department of Biology, Arizona State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award, Arizona State University

Affiliations

Stanford University School of Medicine
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