Dr. Shad (Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH) is a Stanford-trained physician, Integrative Medicine Doctor medical educator, clinical researcher, and author. He is proactively engaged in creating solutions to promote health and prevent the chronic diseases of our time.
His work has been featured on local and national media where he has been quoted or interviewed for his expertise in Public Health, Prevention, Nutrition, Wellness, Integrative Medicine, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and the use of Evidence-Based Supplements to optimize health and longevity.
As a practicing physician, Dr. Shad advocates for the use of food as medicine and actively teaches his patients to buy and prepare healthy meals with food prescriptions as a standard part of treating their medical conditions.
Dr. Shad is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Shad recently completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship with his long time mentor and advisor Dr. Andrew Weil at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Shad's Philosophy of Medicine
The best way to summarize Dr. Shad’s philosophy and approach to patient care is Personal Whole Health, as every person’s path toward health and wellness is different.
In this innovative approach, Dr. Shad can serve as your guide to accompany you on this path by partnering with you to create personalized care plan and health goals tailored to meet your specific health needs.
Personal Whole Health is holistic and about all of you, not just your medical history or medication list. Each person ought to be treated like a whole person with complex needs in all areas of life including mind, body and spirit.
Moving beyond simply diagnosing and treating symptoms of disease, Personal Whole Health is about your health in the broadest sense. The emphasis is on prevention through the creation of a positive mental outlook, lifestyle changes and the use of both conventional and alternative therapies.
All of Dr. Shad’s professional and personal experiences have made him realize that medicine is both an art and a science. In addition to providing the most effective evidence based medicine, Dr. Shad believes the therapeutic relationship between the patient and the physician is equally important.
Physicians who choose this field and approach can serve as an educator, guide and life coach to help motivate you to live a healthier and more balanced life.