I initially saw Dr. Rahbar on October 31, 2016. I was very ill having been on three biologics (Remicade, Humira, Stelara) over a two-year period at Ronald Reagan Medical Center (UCLA) (Pediatric Gastroenterology). I was unable to digest anything due malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, abdominal cramps, severe diarrhea, bloating, gas, incontinence and frequent stooling and general malaise. I was unable to attend college or work. I was housebound and pretty much stuck on the toilet. I had a poor quality of life (doctor appointments, hospitalizations, pain, severe side effects from the drugs, insomnia and I spent most of my day and night in the bathroom. I had to lie down for the long appointment that lasted over two hours. Dr. Rahbar asked many questions about my genetic background, health status, travel, exposure to toxicities, and ordered many tests.
He is a brilliant MD with decades of GI experience. He uses an Integrative approach to healing his patients. I would've succumbed to my Crohn's disease had my mom not taken me to a Functional Medicine physician (Dr. Pearl Zimmerman). She referred me to Dr. Rahbar after recommending supplements and various modalities.
For the past six months I have been in a flare and I resumed treatment with Dr. Rahbar after seeing a GI who had no recommendations other than surgery and Symponi. I trust Dr. Rahbar implicitly. I highly recommend him to anyone who cannot achieve wellness with Western or allopathic medicine.
I owe my life to Dr. Rahbar.