"I’m so glad you found me! My name is Setareh Tais, and I am licensed by the State of California to practice naturopathic family medicine. My practice blends modern science, evidence-based research on natural medicines, integrative clinical experience and naturopathic medical philosophy.
My interest in natural and holistic medicine began when I was an undergrad at the University of California, San Diego studying Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. I was on a pre-med track and had my heart set on becoming a doctor. Like most of us, I have a personal story that led me to pursue and appreciate natural and integrative medicine. During college I became more inquisitive about my father’s medical care. I was perplexed that his medical doctor was managing his high cholesterol with medication alone, while ignoring his dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. Soon after my father started his Lipitor prescription (a statin medication with diabetes and memory loss as new FDA warnings), he began to experience severe muscle pain that caused him to stay in bed applying ice packs to his sore muscles. My father had developed “statin-induced myopathy” which is a well-known side effect of statin medications and was told by his doctor to stop taking his cholesterol-lowering medication. With a little bit of education and encouragement, my father became motivated to begin exercising and improving his diet. He got a gym membership, started riding his bike, and eating salad with his dinner every night. Now 16 years later, he has excellent cholesterol and blood pressure, he is still exercising and eating well, and he doesn’t take any prescription medications."
"Fresno Holistic Medicine emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health by educating patients of natural and holistic medicine. We focus on the cause of health issues in order to identify the most effective treatment, while following the philosophy "first do no harm"."