From a young age, Dr. Fashandi was exposed to a holistic and naturopathic lifestyle and approach to healing and maintaining vitality. Dr. Fashandi’s Persian and Ayurvedic background played a key role in her passion for helping others through her desire to pursue medicine. When she was a teen, she experienced a major health issue where mainstream conventional medical practice continued to let her down, until she finally went back to her family’s natural medicine roots. It was this turning point in her own health endeavors where she realized that there was deep truth and power in a natural and holistic approach to healing.
Dr. Fashandi is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, who has completed an accredited four-year, rigorous naturopathic medical curriculum at Bastyr University, where she was at the top of her class. During her medical training, she completed coursework in botanical medicine, nutrition, counseling, physical medicine & hydrotherapy, homeopathy, mind-body medicine & biofeedback, as well as IV micronutrient therapy.
Dr. Fashandi’s clinical expertise includes chronic conditions & pain management, autoimmune & rheumatic conditions, gastrointestinal complaints, nervous & sleep disorders, as well as general family medicine. Dr. Fashandi has additional clinical training through the completion of a competitive residency program in family medicine at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA, where she worked on specialty shifts including naturopathic oncology, pain management, botanical medicine, environmental medicine, IV therapy, and diabetes & cardiovascular wellness.
Dr. Fashandi’s healing philosophy involves establishing the foundations of health by removing the obstacles to cure, and utilizing the least therapeutic force in an effort to assist the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Dr. Fashandi believes that facilitating the body’s vital functions through balanced nutrition, healthy detoxification, targeted supplementation, and overall lifestyle counseling can help to assist each individual in their unique path to wellness. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Fashandi will work as your personal medical detective to identify and address the root cause of your condition, and will not simply bandage the symptoms. Dr. Fashandi firmly believes that health and wellness are not merely the absence of disease, but working collaboratively with each individual to make choices and take steps to ensure that our bodies are working optimally internally and externally, so that adverse health can be avoided altogether.
Prior to her Bastyr education, Dr. Fashandi worked as a research associate in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF, where she studied the effects of traumatic brain injury and irradiation on the formation and consolidation of learning and memory. Dr. Fashandi obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she performed laboratory research on glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer immunogene therapy.
Dr. Fashandi speaks fluent Persian / Farsi, and enjoys spending her free time with her 6-year-old daughter and loving family.
Dr. Fashandi is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA), as well as the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).