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Farshid Sam Rahbar, M.D., FACP, ABIHM is a Los Angeles gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems. He incorporates anti-aging & functional medicine for an integrative-holistic approach to digestive care. His main clinical interests include: consultative gastroenterology, internal medicine, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), clinical nutrition, occupational and environmental illnesses in relation to GI illness, preventive & functional medicine, toxic exposure and effects on the GI system, medical-legal services (AME), and clinical research.
Integrative holistic medicine is the art and science that addresses the “whole-person” to bring body functions to optimal performance. A “whole-person” approach involves the ability of the physician to address multiple aspects of mind & body, lifestyle & nutrition, inflammation, infections, immune system, toxic burden, allergies, hormone balancing, and most importantly the gut integrity. Dr. Rahbar endorses such innovative approach to digestive care.
Dr. Rahbar has 8 certifications:
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
- American Board of Gastroenterology
- American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
- American Board of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (A4M)
- Fellowship Trained in Functional Medicine
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX)
- Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME), 1994-2001
During his education, Dr. Rahbar received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Teheran in Iran where he graduated in the top 1% of his class. His Surgical Residency was completed at the New Rochelle (NY) Medical Center, and his Internal Medicine Residency was completed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was accepted into Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowships at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda, California.
A leader in the field of gastroenterology, Dr. Rahbar has given numerous medical presentations, medical and non-medical lectures, and served numerous teaching academic appointment positions.