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Payal Bhandari, MD

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative and functional medicine and the founder of SF Advanced Health. She combines traditional Western and Eastern medicine with a strong background in nutrition, Ayurveda, stress, and sleep management. Dr. Bhandari specializes in the digestive, immune, and endocrine systems. She incorporates the best scientifically proven strategies to understand the root cause of illness. Typically her patients have worked with many subspecialists and are at their wits’ end going from doctor to doctor without any significant reversal of their disease. Dr. Bhandari delivers personalized medicine and helps restores patients’ health effectively.

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 a Family Medicine residency in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts in Worchester, Massachusetts.

In 2005 Dr. Bhandari joined a neighborhood family practice and helped it become nationally recognized as San Francisco’s 1st patient-centered medical home in 2013.  Immediately after Dr. Bhandari launched SF Advanced Health, a holistic integrative medical practice focused on working directly with patients and providing quality whole-person medical care. Dr. Bhandari has received extensive recognition such as being a top 20 concierge physician in the U.S. and San Francisco’s #1 pediatrician.