Traditionally, medicine is problem-focused. Doctors tend to focus on a specific problem and will try to find a cure for it.
Under an integrative holistic approach, La Peer gastroenterologist Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar, will take the entire person and their environment into consideration when diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal problems. He looks at multiple aspects of one’s health to determine a comprehensive solution.
For example, Dr. Rahbar examines many factors when it comes to evaluating a patient with a digestive problem, including:
- Nutritional status and habits
- Energy production
- Mind and body connection
- Immune system
- Structural abnormalities
- Status of the gut
By examining the “whole-person,” Dr. Rahbar aims to bring the patient’s body functions to optimal performance.
Dr. Rahbar finds that if something in the body is out of balance, it may provoke an inflammatory response. Inflammation in the digestive system can often be associated with skin problems, joint problems, mental fogginess, sleep problems or hormonal imbalances to name a few.
For this reason, Dr. Rahbar’s holistic approach to digestive care offers patients a comprehensive diagnosis of their overall health and well-being.