LiveWell Patient Feedback
I would strongly encourage anyone dealing with chronic health issues to visit Dr. Vahdat. After years of bouncing around between a multitude of conventional docs, naturopaths and other practitioners I have finally found a healthcare provider who has been able to get to the root of my health issues and pave a clear path forward.
Dr. Vahdat is such a rare find because she is first and foremost a true MD firmly rooted in evidence based medicine, but she understands the value of treating her patients with a whole-body approach and utilizing alternative treatments where conventional ones fail. This is important because many people battling chronic illness get lured toward naturopaths, who from my experience often take an irresponsibly unscientific approach to medicine. I also feel compelled to address negative reviews based on Dr. Vahdat’s fees. What these reviewers don’t seem to understand is that this is how much healthcare costs. If you look your typical doctor bill before insurance coverage, you will plainly see that Dr. Vahdat’s fees are well within the normal range. Sure, in a perfect world insurance would cover the service that Dr. Vahdat offers – but the reality of our current system is that it would be impossible for Dr. Vahdat to offer what she offers if she were to operate her practice through the insurance system. What I’ve discovered for myself is that there is no expense that takes precedent over my health, and the care I’ve received from Dr. Vahdat and the subsequent improvements in my quality of life have been worth every penny.
Peter. A | Los Angeles
I’m not much of a Yelper, but I feel compelled to post a review about Dr. Shadi Vahdat. For anyone seeking out a legitimate, western-trained doctor who’s open-minded and also trained in multiple additional modalities (functional medicine, eastern medicine, etc), look no further than Dr. Vahdat. I would be incapable of recommending anyone in LA more than Dr. Vahdat. She goes out of her way to see what other doctors have missed, and cares about the journey of her patient more than anyone I’ve worked with.
Dr. Vahdat is extremely competent, intelligent, and above all, inquisitive. She’s unwilling to settle for anything less than a truly accurate health diagnosis and game plan. If you’ve been suffering from chronic health issues of any kind, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not at least consulting with Dr. Vahdat. You’d be surprised by how quickly you could have your faith restored in our oftentimes broken medical system.
Jordan. K | Los Angeles
I stumbled into Dr. Vahdat’s offices new to LA and desperate for help. I randomly called in one morning not knowing anyone in LA, just knowing that I felt very ill and needed to see someone right away. When Sophia, Dr. Vahdat’s assistant answered the phone I immediately knew I had come to the right place. Since then it has only gotten better.
Thanks to the incredible knowledge, the steady, supportive, accurate and mindful work of Dr. Vahdat, I have been slowly but surely getting better from years of Candida overgrowth that had gone unchecked, chronic adrenal fatigue and parasites to boot!
I recommend Dr. Vahdat to anyone wishing to undergo the sometimes chaotic and painful process of healing or to anyone simply knowing deep down that life could be just that much better with some adjustments! I could not be in better hands.
Carlotta. M | Los Angeles
I came to Dr. Vahdat after many years of competent but typical “Western” care. I wanted more. I had a list of goals: rid my self of acid reflux, lower my blood pressure, and deal with my lifelong depression without the use of prescription drugs. In less than a year, with the help of Dr. Vahdat, I have successfully eliminated those problems through diet, exercise, and supplements.
How many times have you sat down with your doctor and shared your life story along with the health history of your family (for longer than ten minutes)? I did this on my first visit with Dr. Vahdat and found her to be engaged, empathetic, and informed. This is the kind of holistic care I had been searching for. I have to commend the doctor’s assistant, Sophia. She’s terrific and always responds to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I have other health goals to reach and look forward to tackling them with Dr. Vahdat.
Alan. A | North Hollywood
I am so grateful for Dr. Vahdat! I was experiencing abdominal issues on and off for the past 2 years and none of my doctors knew what it was. Through special tests that Dr. Vahdat is able to order, she found what the problem was and the correct treatment for me. This is after years of seeing different doctors and simply treating the symptoms, but not finding the cause. I am feeling so much better since I saw her. She is kind, compassionate, and extremely dedicated to her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Vahdat. She will not stop until she finds the cause of the problem.
Lily. G | Los Angeles
I always thought of myself as healthy and never really went to the doctor. I always went to some online lab and had my usual tests. Not until I wanted to get pregnant did I think about seeing a regular doctor.
I was told I would need a few lab tests so I decided to seek a doctors advice. Thank God I found Dr Vahdat. When I first saw her and told her about my history, she recommended several labs that no one had ever told me about. Her examination of me and my history was very thorough.
I highly recommend her to everyone. She cares for each and every patient and goes the extra mile to make sure you are getting the best care. When I got my test results she showed me what I need to do and explained the steps.
When I showed my obgyn at cedars the labs and the results, he was amazed at her thoroughness and asked for her info so he can refer his patients to her. That says it all!
PM. L | Beverly Hills
I have been going to Dr. Vahdat for over a year now and I’m very happy with the advice and care she has given me including travelling to Long Beach to consult with surgeons when I was in hospital. Her integrative approach has helped me be healthier overall than I have been in years and despite how far away I live, there is no other doctor that I go to. Dr. Vahdat has always made herself available to me and the prices that Livewell Integrative charges are worth it based on the high level of care I’ve received.
Kim. P | Long Beach
LOVE Dr. Vahdat! She is incredibly thorough, kind and caring. My husband and I have both been seeing her for two years now–you cannot compare the level of care that you get to the mainstream doctors.
Yana. V | Studio City
I was introduced to Dr. Vahdat about 3 1/2 months ago through my wife, who started seeing her about 8 months ago. She selected her because she was the only Functional Medicine Certified Doctor who was also an M.D. My wife has fought several autoimmune issues for years, including hypothyroidism, Hashimotos, and endometriosis. She had problems with all the symptoms related to these and tried for years with other doctors to find answers. Unfortunately, she had persistent lethargy, trouble losing weight, constant stomach issues, and generally felt less than optimum all the time.
David. F | Marina Del Rey
This is a follow up to my 1-star yelp review on 12/1/2015, before my initial appointment and before I was able to speak to anyone in the practice. It was initially a challenging to get someone on the phone or an appointment, and it’s because they are a small personable practice.
After a few phone tags, Sofia was able to get me an appointment. Prior to the appointment, I had a 40-minute conversation with Dr. Vahdat, to discuss what my medical needs were. Due to my current health condition, Dr. Vahdat gave a 4 referrals to other professionals that may treat me more accurately.
From the conversation, you can tell that Dr. Vahdat is very good at her craft, honest and truly acts on your best interest. I even asked her about my father’s condition, and she spoke to me on the phone for an additional 10 minutes and made some general recommendations. I have decided to bring my father in next time he is in town. Once my health status changes, I am definitely coming back to see Dr. Vahdat. This is the best doctor I have spoken to.
Mel. L | Los Angeles
Dr Vahdat has really helped me with my health, reducing my inflammation & putting me in a path to healing. The office is beautiful & Sophia is wonderful.
Mary. S | Santa Monica
Dr. Vahdat is an excellent integrative doctor. I have referred patients to her for co-treatment and my patients love her. My patients are always very pleased with our results.
I have seen Dr. Vahdat for some of my personal healthcare needs too. She is very knowledgeable and she takes the time to listen and care.
Sarah. M | Malibu
Dr. Vahdat is the only MD I’ve found in LA that also specializes in Functional Medicine. She is compassionate, smart and is the first Doctor I’ve met that treats the body as a whole unit instead of a series of unrelated systems. She does not accept insurance, so it’s not cheap to see her, but this allows her to spend real quality time with each patient which makes a big difference in your care. Can’t say enough good things about her!
Alison. J | Los Angeles
I can confess that I haven’t been fan of doctors but Dr. Vahdat truly changed my mind. She truly cares about her patience and doesn’t hesitate to answer any questions even they are stupid and simple ones. I was kind of hesitant to go because she doesn’t accept my insurance but she made me comfortable to be able to open up about my issues and take right steps toward my health. I have seen other doctors like UCLA professors and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Dr. Vahdat unique approach is totally different from any other doctors. She combines different method which shows her dedication to resolve any health issues. The other point that really made me so comfortable, was that she explained every step and reasoning behind every change and test. I have to mention her assistant Sophia as well. She was very understanding and patient when I told her I appreciate email communication. The communication was very clear and she was open to assist with any questions. I truly recommend Dr. Vahdat, Don’t be afraid of the fact that they don’t cover insurance, you can file claim and get majority of spent money back. It is totally worth it.
Farnaz. S | Beverly Hills