4801 Wisconsin Ave NW
I have lived with back pain for about 3 years but it got worse about 4 months ago where I will wake up in the morning with so much pain I can hardly move. I was diagnosed with sciatica after I had my MRI and put on physical therapShow morey for 6 weeks which was a gross waste of my time and money! I was in pain all 6 weeks! I took my health and pain into my own hands and started looking for the latest technologies, medicines and treatments for back pain and that is when I saw a new treatment call "PROLOTHERAPY and doctors who offer it in our DC Metro area. I called Dr. Ali Safayan's office located on Wisconsin Avenue, DC the first week in November. I am in pain and want to try prolotherapy and nothing else but he suggested I try a more conservative approach with MEDICAL ACCUPUNCTURE and if that does not help after 4-6 weeks then we would consider prolotherapy. I was agreed not happy because I have been living with pain for a long time and have been to so many doctors. My first medical acupuncture was Monday November 22, 2021 and it was the first time I felt NO pain in my back in 3 years!!! I have done 3 sessions and I have no pain! I can do housework, and also can sit for over 1 hour doing office work! I thought I will live with back pain and pain for the rest of my life! Dr. Safayan has given me a new lease and a bright outlook on life! He is very professional, warm and compassionate. Go see Dr. Safayan.
Dr. Safayan is one of the most knowledgeable doctors I’ve ever worked with. His expertise is impressive in both breadth and depth and he takes the time to explain everything to you at a level that you can understand. I would trustShow more my family and closest friends to his care and in fact I have, and they have all had glowing reviews as well. It’s rare that you can find a doctor so well grounded in traditional allopathic medicine who also has equal experience and expertise in things like functional medicine and medical acupuncture. If you’re having trouble finding a diagnosis or treatment options for symptoms that other doctors can’t quite figure out, I highly recommend seeing Dr. Safayan.
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Meet Dr. Safayan
Ali Safayan, MD, is an internal medicine and integrative primary care physician offering comprehensive care to patients at Restorative Health in Washington, DC. Dr. Safayan provides cutting-edge services like regenerative orthopedic medicine, including prolotherapy and PRP, male and female sexual enhancement, medical acupuncture, and NAET Allergy Elimination. He feels that good health care involves looking for and treating the root cause of imbalance rather than just its symptoms.
Dr. Safayan’s idea for his practice at Restorative Health was simple; he designed the facility he would go to if he needed compassionate and comprehensive care. He treats all his patients with respect and empathy. Dr. Safayan is a born teacher and prides himself in giving his patients the time they need to fully understand their health concerns. fully.
In line with his emphasis on education, Dr. Safayan has been teaching medical acupuncture to medical doctors with the Helms Medical Institute (HMI) since 1997; he regularly teaches 3-6 courses a year. Dr. Safayan also teaches medical acupuncture to the US military through the ACUS Foundation and has been doing so since 2009. His work at the ACUS Foundation is focused on training military physicians how to use medical acupuncture for PTSD, TBI, and other disorders associated with combat and post-combat trauma.
Dr. Safayan also teaches prolotherapy with the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation. He has taught this novel injection technique since 2010 in the United States as well as Korea, Honduras, and Mexico. He has also been invited to lecture for the International Association of Regenerative Therapy (IART) since 2021. Dr. Safayan also teaches on an annual basis at
Georgetown University medical center in their CAM graduate program lecturing in integrative medicine and medical acupuncture. workshops.
Dr. Safayan was born in Shiraz, Iran. He received his medical degree from Cebu Doctors’ College of Medicine in Cebu, Philippines. He has been in private practice since 1990 and was board-certified in Internal Medicine in 2000. He holds the following faculty positions: Senior instructor in medical acupuncture for the Helms Medical Institute and ACUS Foundation since 1997 and 2009 respectively; Senior instructor in prolotherapy for the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation since 2009; lecturer at the International Association of Regenerative Therapy since 2021; and adjunct Adjunct faculty at Georgetown University CAM graduate program 2010.
4801 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20016
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Dr. Safayan is my PCP as well as a brilliant acupuncturist. He has seen both my husband who has a chronic disease and I through some very difficult times. He clearly explains diagnoses, advises on a variety approaches and resources. He never rushes you through and appointment and has a healing way of listening. I highly recommend him.
The office is welcoming and the waiting time is very short Dr. Safayan is helpful in helping you better understand the status of your help and in restoration
Dr Safayan gave me a thorough annual physical exam. He is not in a rush, asks perceptive questions, and is a good listener.
Great bedside manner. Informative. Cooperative. Great medical advice.
The doctor and his team are the best. They are very carefully, kindly and I appreciate that.
Having been a patient of Dr. Safayan for 20+ years, I continue to trust him with providing my health care, and for my husband. I love that he is super knowledgeable about not just traditional western medicine, but also of integrative therapies...and knows when or when not to use them. Always thorough, and never rushed, I always recommend him to friends/family. I really appreciate his approach to medicine, and always find myself wishing that everyone could have an internist who provided the same type of care. My only complaint is that sometimes the wait to see him can take a while...but he is definitely worth the wait!
Dr. Safayan is a very kind, knowledgeable and professional. For the very few times in my life I felt I’m speaking to a doctor who takes time to get to know you in order to find the root cause of your symptoms to heal you. Im glad I researched and Im extremely happy that me and my wife found him. He is amazing. Also his staff are lovely. They make you feel home. This office is highly recommended.
Dr. Safayan is an amazing physician, very personable and articulate in his analyses. Extremely knowledgeable, up to date on the latest research and findings, all toward helping his patients get the best understanding of their health issues and the path toward their solution. I give him the highest recommendation.
I have had Dr Safayan as my primary care doctor for over a decade. He is thorough, asks questions, listens to his patients, and spends the necessary time with them to help them whether it's an annual physical or a sick visit. I've always been very pleased with my experience with Dr Safayan, and am happy he is focused on wellness and shares a practice with Dr Threlkel, a naturopathic physician whose services I also use. Highly recommend Dr Safayan
Dr. Safayan takes the time to explain the medical issues pertaining to my health, and recommends good actions where needed. Restorative Health has been a great resource for my personal health over many years now.
Dr Safayan is a highly capable, trustworthy doctor who delves into the details of your medical situation and comes with solutions. Very strong on analytics.
Dr. Safayan provided me with my annual physical this morning. He was thorough and treated me with dignity and respect. Dr. Safayan answered all my questions and didn't seemed rushed.
Wonderful office staff as well as a terrific Doctor
Great service as usual
As usual, Dr. Safayan was on time, thorough, and personable. He spent as much time as we needed and offered his usual sage advice.
The office is efficient and expresses kindness. The detail to care is fantastic. What a pleasure going to a thoughtful Doctor.
Awesome. Always very helpful
Dr Safayan has been my primary care physician for over 20 years. That should say a lot about the care I have received from him. I appreciate that as a patient I am not just a #. Dr Safayan, is always thoughtful and clear about explaining my diagnosis and what the care options are for whatever is being treated. You cannot go wrong with this practice.
Fantastic office Fantastic Staff Fantastic Doctor
Though I moved away from DC and had not seen Dr Safayan in ten years, I made the decision to make the commune from northern NJ to have Dr Safayan be the physician. The commute for a visit(s) is well worth it knowing he’s invested in going through my journey for greater well being. Simply stated, he’s a rock star MD that listeners, is extremely knowledgeable, and truly has my interest to minimize meds and integrate alternative medicine.
Very professional and thorough in addressing the issue with my right shoulder and arm. I agreed with the conservative treatment of several physical therapy sessions.
Telephone conversation about the results of blood tests and urine tests. It was very thorough, I have a complaint, it would be he pacing of his explanations.
Appointment as planned - no delays or waiting. Excellent background on possible concerns and possible underlying conditions.
Heartheld healing session. Very grateful.
enjoyed talking to Dr. Safayan
thoughtful and clear explanation of long standing issues. lab tech was especially skillful in drawing blood. leaving a urine sample was easy.
Dr. Safayan is very informative and addresses any and all of my health questions or concerns. Office support staff are welcoming and efficient.