Practitioner Profile: Hessam Mahdavi MD, DC
Profession: Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Chiropractic
Studied: Saba University School of Medicine; Southern California College of Chiropractic
Practicing: Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine at Eisenhower Wellness Institute
Originally From: Newport Beach. Has lived in the Desert for 2 years
Professional Accreditations: Member American College of Physicians Board Certification, Internal Medicine Certification, Holistic and Integrative Medicine Doctor of Chiropractic
What made you choose the Coachella Valley?
The opportunity to work at the Eisenhower Wellness Institute and be able to practice a holistic and wellness approach to health care.
Why did you choose to practice Integrative Medicine?
I was a chiropractor before attending medical school. Because of that experience, I realized the importance of combining a holistic and natural approach with traditional medicine to effectively treat difficult diseases.
What trends in Integrative Health Care do you see here in the Valley?
Coachella Valley residents seem to have a strong interest in more natural, non-pharmaceutic approaches to wellness and optimum health. The lifestyles in the Valley show a commitment to health and longevity with an emphasis on quality of life.
What do you consider the biggest concern with our health care system today?
Patients are treated from a ‘disease’ perspective, instead of a ‘whole body’ approach–the synergy of mind, body and spirit. This includes addressing stress, nutrition, exercise and overall lifestyle.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
Flying, reading and exercising.
Your best health advice?
Reduce as much stress in your life as possible.
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