HOMEIRA IZADI, MD
QUADRUPLE BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN
Dr.Izadi is a quadruple board certified Medical Doctor (MD) with over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings that range from prestigious medical centers, where she has gained experience with cutting edge medical technology and techniques, to war zones intensive care facilities where her stethoscope was her only tool.
She is a writer and contributor to Atherton and Los Altos community magazines.
She is board certified from:
- The American Board of Integrative Medicine , Arizona University ( American Board of Physician Specialties )
- The American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
- The American Board of Pediatrics (American Board of Physician Specialties)
- The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
- Age Management Medical Group (Cenegenics)
- Genetics and Genomics at Stanford University
- Reversing Cognitive Decline (Advanced clinical training through Institute of Functional Medicine )
- Certified Fitness Trainer (International Sport Science Association )
- Acupuncturist from Quantum University
- She is a former attending physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and former Assistant Professor at Touro University, California
When she was young, Dr. Izadi fell in love with medicine and decided to continue her great-grandfather’s mission to heal people. She has been dedicated to helping others achieve their healthiest lives ever since.
As a child, she struggled with allergies and severe gastrointestinal symptoms. She was tested many times and told that she had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and seasonal allergies, even though these diagnoses did not match her symptoms. When she went to medical school, she realized that IBS is only a fancy name to describe symptoms of unknown etiology, and mainstream medicine was not much help.
She began looking into Integrative Medicine through A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) where she continued diving into the new field where conventional treatments met traditional and functional medicine. After searching among different groups, she found Cenegenics, the most reliable practice modality with emphasis on evidence based medicine, not just personal opinions or experience. Dr. Izadi perfected the science of Integrative Medicine, utilizing a variety of platforms that work together for the benefit of the patient.
The first time she heard of topics like gluten sensitivity, the role of vitamin D as a hormone and many other lesser-known scientific facts was over fifteen years ago at an A4M conference. It took a long time for conventional medicine to dig into Integrative Medicine and accept it. Many patients don’t have time to wait for allopathic medicines to catch up on new approaches that are able to resolve their health problems.
Dr. Izadi was able to get rid of “allergy” symptoms, IBS, and severe GERD by just eliminating gluten from her diet. No more Zyrtec or Nexium…
Due to taking Proton Pump inhibitors (to subside the symptoms of GERD) and Gluten sensitivity (which decreased absorption of calcium and made her prone to bone fragility) she developed severe premature osteoporosis. Conventional medicine offered narcotics and surgery, but none had a satisfying prognosis. In fact, there was no long term follow up available after surgery. Conventional practices do not focus on long term prognosis and treatment.
Through Integrative Medicine she learned how to look at each patient as a whole, with their soul and body deeply connected, trying to treat the whole being in order to cure the root cause of the problem. Integrative medicine has much more to offer than traditional approaches, and each patient is treated as an individual with unique needs. Here they will be provided with different modalities to reach optimal health.
It is taught in medical schools to only find symptoms and treat them. Medical students currently have no special education regarding exercise, nutrition or genetics. Recently, some top medical schools such as UCSF, UCLA, Mayo Clinic and Harvard added integrative medicine to their programs.
Dr. Izadi is able to apply a diverse group of treatments from both the integrative and conventional world to assist patients in getting rid of health problems. Dr. Izadi uses multiple modalities besides embracing the power of the mind in relieving physical symptoms. She also has extensive training as well as experience in aesthetic medicine. Making people feel good inside and out is her passion
Homeira Izadi, MD, ABAARM
Dr. Izadi is a quadruple board certified medical doctor with over 25 years experience in variety of settings from top medical centers where she had the most advanced technology to the war zones where her stethoscope was her only tool. She is board certified from American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, American board of Integrative Medicine (American Board of Physician Specialties) American Board of Pediatrics (American Board of Physician Specialties), American board of Holistic Integrative Medicine as well as multiple certifications from Age Mangement Medical Group, Stanford University (in Genetics and Genomics), Certified fitness center.
She is a center physician at Cenegenics in San Francisco, CA and has her Aesthetic Medical practice in Menlo Park, CA.
Membership & Certifications
December 2018 A4M Member of the Month
I was a board certified pediatric hospitalist working mainly in intensive care unit at Baylor College of Medicine.
Since conventional medicine failed to help me with my own medical issues, I started searching for other modalities and was successful in treating myself. My goal is providing all different modalities with scientific support to all my patients. combining conventional medicine with all other modalities in a personalized and precise medical practice provides more than one way to help patients.
Q3: What are the benefits of practicing anti-aging medicine? (as a professional, and for your practice?)
Looking at the root cause of each problem and help patients to resolve it. Evaluating each patient as a whole person with mind, body and spirit and applying all different modalities provided in Integrative and regenerative medicine as well as age management medicine to help them.
Earning health and happiness that they deserve by changing their life style , healthy eating habits and programmed exercise along with hormonal optimization. Appropriate supplements and herbs would be helpful as well. I am using the latest lab tests to help diagnose and treat patients. Genetics will be an important part of medical practice in future and we all should prepare ourselves with the knowledge to interpret the results and explain it to patients who are seeking for the information
In general we need to prepare ourselves to overcome the obstacles that aging brings to our lives. With preparation we all can have the best quality of life and enjoy longer life span as we stay active and productive throughout life. Managing the environmental toxins is another big issue that we need to take care of it before it is too late.
Considering the fact that all major universities such as UCSF, UCLA, Harvard, Mayo Clinic started adding Integrative medicine fellowship and teaching medical students about the principle of Integrative/ regenerative/ personalized medicine, I can clearly see that what we fight for it today will be the main stream medicine in 20 years. For those who don’t have time to wait for 20 years ( such as myself) it should be available to whoever needs it today.