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Integrative Functional Medicine Specialist

Advanced Health -  - Integrative Functional Medical Clinic

Advanced Health

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Integrative functional medicine optimizes the function of the entire body by better understanding how cells function and their connection to each organ system and external environmental exposures. This type of cutting edge medicine has scientifically been shown in numerous research studies to be paramount to addressing any chronic disease by looking at health on all levels including the physical, emotional and energetic. Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D., SF Advanced Health’s senior integrative functional medicine physician specializes in cell function and its direct connection with the digestive, endocrine and immune system. By being well-versed in the microbiome, environmental toxicology, and nutrition linked to Ayurveda, Dr. Bhandari formulates personalized treatment plans designed to support them throughout their health journey. Patients are impressed how the support and education they receive empowers them to again feel in charge of their health.

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Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D.


Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D.






Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative functional medicine and the founder of SF Advanced Health. She combines the best in Western and Eastern medicine to define the root cause of illness. By being an expert of cell function, Dr. Bhandari specializes in cancer prevention and reversal, digestive & autoimmune disorders. 

Dr. Bhandari's patients have often seen many of the best subspecialists before they reach their wits’ end. By delivering personalized medicine Dr. Bhandari easily reverses disease within weeks to months for her patients. 

Dr. Bhandari was born in New Jersey and raised in West Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in biology in 1997 and Doctor of Medicine degree in 2001 from West Virginia University. Dr. Bhandari completed her Family Medicine residency in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts in Worchester, Massachusetts. In 2005 Dr. Bhandari joined a family medicine practice and helped it gain national recognition as San Francisco’s 1st patient-centered medical home. In 2013 Dr. Bhandari launched San Francisco's top integrative medical center focused on bringing together the best holistic practitioners. We focus on delivering whole-person quality care in order to reverse all chronic illnesses. Dr. Bhandari has received extensive recognition throughout her career as one of America's top physicians.