Dr. Armaghan Azad
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 16 years of experience
My name is Dr. Armaghan Azad (aka Dr. Armi) and I’m a double board-certified physician in the fields of Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. I am also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My passion is to help you discover the BEST version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs?
I have extensive experience working at a university-affiliated teaching hospital and have been practicing medicine for 17 years with special emphasis in ER/urgent care, Preventative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Skincare, and Sleep Medicine. While I believe there is a role for pharmaceutical medications in treating many of our chronic diseases, the power of lifestyle choices are grossly underestimated. Most of
the chronic diseases we face today are the direct result of our lifestyle choices and no amount of medications is going to provide a cure without making different choices.
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider?
As your primary care physician we work together to take your health back in your hands and get you feeling your best. My motto is “prevention is always better than the cure.” Health is not an overnight process, it’s a journey. We’ve been brainwashed to think that if we want to lose weight or get healthy, we have to make
drastic changes overnight. This is simply not true. Making incremental changes often lead to a BIG transformation.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to cook using real, whole foods to entertain friends and family. I love traveling when I have time. I am a content writer for a monthly blog thru IIN where I write on different health topics. Last but not least, I love to share health and wellness tips on my IG social media @healthbydrarmi. It’s never too late to start living your best life and that starts with your health!