Ali Safayan, MD

Ali Safayan, MD
Restorative Health Center for Integrative Medicine 4801 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016

Ali Safayan, MD

Dr. Safayan started his medical training in Southeast Asia and completed it through Indiana University Medical School in 1986. He completed his internship in New York City and his residency in Internal Medicine in Washington, DC. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a primary care provider since 1990.

Due to changes in health care and Dr. Safayan’s expanding interest in integrative and complementary health care, he completed his Medical Acupuncture training in 1997. Presently, he serves as the preceptor in charge of the UCLA/HMI Medical Acupuncture course for physicians, which trains over 300 physicians a year.

Dr. Safayan’s areas of interest include integrative medicine; bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, an alternative to conventional synthetic hormone replacement therapy; prolotherapy, an injection therapy for treating chronic pain; medical acupuncture; nutritional counseling and supplementation; and NAET, a non-medical method of reducing allergies and sensitivities.

Dr. Safayan is a frequent lecturer at integrative medical centers across the country. He has also made several guest appearances on PBS television.

Dr. Safayan serves as the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Global Watch Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare for women and children in Afghanistan. Global Watch Group provides needed medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout Afghanistan. To date, Global Watch Group has distributed $500,000 worth of donated supplies to Afghanistan.

Dr. Safayan’s integrative practice seeks to involve patients in their own health care by providing an environment that allows patient involvement as well as appropriate time and education required for patient care.

Dr. Safayan speaks English and Farsi.
Years In Practice 29
Primary Specialty


Education Indiana University Medical School
Training Medical Acupuncture
Certification Board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Office Staff Dr. Ali Safayan, MD
Dr. Karen Threlkel, ND
Olivier Pelletier, LMT, NCTMB
Payment Options Major Credit cards accepted
Services · Internal Medicine
· Naturopathic Medicine
· Integrative Medicine
· Medical Acupuncture
· Massage Therapy
· NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques)
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This doctor will take his time with you to make sure that he gives you the best possible care, whether it takes 30 min or 1.5 hours! Nice, helpful office and staff.
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All the time! the waiting rooms are always packed and It seems as if they are more concerned about quantity over quality
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