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    Payal Bhandari, MD | Concierge Medical Clinic in San Francisco
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    A Family Doctor with Time to Listen. Payal Bhandari provides her patients with outstanding personalized primary care, same day appointments, 24/7 direct access, and is ranked as a Top 20 US Concierge Physician. Come for a consultation and see for yourself!
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    Adult Primary Care

    Adult Primary Care

    The best primary and acute care plus Prevention for adults in San Francisco CA

    An ounce of prevention is equal to a pound of cure. We work together to tailor your health history and specific needs. It includes urgent care, health prevention and addressing chronic issues such as nutritional and hormonal imbalances, anxiety, fatigue, chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Conventional and alternative therapies, lifestyle and nutrition counseling, disease screening (including PAP smears for women), targeted lab work, and immunizations are all part of our primary care services. We offer appropriate referrals and coordination to our network of outstanding medical specialists, therapists and complementary health care practitioners. Optimal health is achieved when you have an ongoing relationship with a doctor who knows you.

    Adult Primary Care
    Child & Teen Primary Care

    Child & Teen Primary Care

    The best pediatric and adolescent primary and acute care plus prevention in San Francisco, CA

    Your child's health is intimately connected to the health of the rest of your family. As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Bhandari offers preventive and urgent care to your child from birth through adulthood, with a focus on preventing diseases from appearing later in life. Parenting, lifestyle and nutrition education are integral parts of each visit. By being a mother herself of two beautiful young daughters, Dr. Bhandari brings her own parenting experiences in building rapport with children and their families.

    Child & Teen Primary Care
    Women's Health (Gynecology)

    Women's Health (Gynecology)

    The best women's health doctor (Gynecology) in San Francisco, CA

    Through her training in obstetrics and gynecology as a family physician, Dr. Bhandari has extensive experience in providing comprehensive women's health services. She is skillful in caring for everything from the routine GYN exam/pap smear, hormonal imbalances, menstrual issues, and contraception, to more urgent needs and treatment.

    Women's Health (Gynecology)
    Men's Health

    Men's Health

    The best men's healthcare in San Francisco

    With the many diseases and conditions affecting men today, Dr. Bhandari has clinical expertise in diagnosing and accurately managing acute and chronic male health issues. By focusing on prevention, Dr. Bhandari also helps men spend less time being sick.

    Men's Health
    Geriatric Care (Senior)

    Geriatric Care (Senior)

    The best geriatric care (senior healthcare) in San Francisco

    Dr. Bhandari is board certified to see geriatric (senior) patients for both acute and long-term needs. She has extensive experience in providing complete geriatric medical assessments, management, and end-of-life care.

    Geriatric Care (Senior)
    Travel Medicine

    Travel Medicine

    The best travel medicine in San Francisco

    For preventive medical care no matter where you're headed, Dr. Bhandari is ready to help. We'll review your itinerary and medical history, provide the necessary vaccinations and prescriptions, and give you advice for staying healthy throughout your trip.

    Travel Medicine
    Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine

    The best sports medicine in San Francisco

    Dr. Bhandari takes a comprehensive approach to wellness to relieve discomfort, restore functionality, and strengthen the body. Dr. Bhandari will work with your health care team to manage sports injuries. She also provides customized exercise and nutrition plans which best suit you and your sport.

    Sports Medicine
    Immunizations

    Immunizations

    Next day appointment for Immunizations in San Francisco

    Dr. Bhandari is able to administer vaccines you may need and work with local centers to ensure availability for uncommon immunizations. We recognize that vaccines have become a controversial topic, and are happy to talk through the risks and side effects versus the benefits.

    Immunizations
    Dermatology (rashes)

    Dermatology (rashes)

    The best treatment for rashes (Dermatology) in San Francisco

    Through her training in dermatology as a family physician, Dr. Bhandari has in-depth knowledge of the many types and causes of rashes. While most rashes are not serious, some can require medical treatment, and a few may indicate a serious underlying health condition. Dr. Bhandari will examine the rash and, if necessary, collaborate with dermatologists to ensure your overall health.

    Dermatology (rashes)
    Lifestyle/Stress Management

    Lifestyle/Stress Management

    The best lifestyle/stress management physician in San Francisco

    The goal of Advanced Health is to help you get well, be well and stay well. An integral part of optimal health is to ensure lower stress levels and adequately address many health conditions like anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia and digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Bhandari creates personalized nutrition, exercise, and stress-lowering treatment plans which help you easily reach your ultimate health goals.

    Lifestyle/Stress Management
    Home and Hospital Visits

    Home and Hospital Visits

    Primary care physician home and hospital visits in San Francisco

    In case you are too ill to come to the office and an in-person consultation is required, Dr. Bhandari will come to you anywhere in San Francisco. The service is only provided to member patients. In the rare event that you are hospitalized, we enlist the in-patient specialists at the hospital to care for you, as they are present in the hospital 24/7. During your hospital stay, we are in daily contact with the in-patient hospital team and you regarding your progress.

    Home and Hospital Visits
    Health Check Up / Physical

    Health Check Up / Physical

    Complete Physical

    Same day, 30 min to hour long appointments, 24/7 direct access to your physician, and a combination of eastern and western medical practices.

    Health Check Up / Physical
    • Articles

      Allergies

      Allergies

      New treatments for allergies and sinusitis

      Many people are facing severe allergies due to the minimal rainfall this season. Many people are also suffering from sinusitis with facial pain, fever and nasal congestion. Every year, one in eight adults in the U.S. contract sinusitis, which develops when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses. The tissue lining in the sinus cavities swells and blocks the passages that normally drain the sinuses. Fluids accumulate, causing congestion and pressure or pain in the face.

      Allergies
      Blood Pressure

      Blood Pressure

      Blood Pressure Targets and Your Health

      The 2013 Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) guidelines on hypertension management, which raised the blood pressure (BP) target in older patients to <150/90 mm Hg, could lead to 8,000 additional cardiovascular events over 10 years compared with the older target of <140/90 mm Hg, according to recent studies. MedPage Today reached out to experts on hypertension (including me), and asked: What is your opinion of the higher target and, in general when it comes to hypertension management, how do you judge overtreatment versus undertreatment?

      Blood Pressure
      Feel Better with Sleep

      Feel Better with Sleep

      Feel better by sleeping!

      Have you been feeling a tad edgy for the past couple weeks or know someone who has? Have you wondered why?

      Feel Better with Sleep
      Infections

      Infections

      Avoid Infections

      With the recent rise of infections all around us, it can be challenging to avoid sickness.

      Infections
      New Year's Goals

      New Year's Goals

      Succeeding with New Year's Health Resolutions

      Happy New Year! With our resolutions, we are trying to look and feel better every day. Given the many stresses and obligations we have, it can seem difficult to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Carrying a little extra weight puts us at risk for many "silent" health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, liver and kidney damage. We sometimes feel its effects with joint aches, muscle tightness, decreased energy, and sleep, mood, and cognitive issues. Sometimes we do not make the connection of how our weight impacts our body and mind.

      New Year's Goals
      Obesity Epidemic

      Obesity Epidemic

      Why Do We Have an Obesity Epidemic?

      Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese. Magazines and books are released every day with "fast and easy" ways to lose weight. Did you ever wonder why we have an obesity epidemic? If we better understand the root cause of why so many people are gaining weight, we may be more effective in knowing how to lose the extra pounds and keep them off.

      Obesity Epidemic
    • Awards

      Build My Bod

      Build My Bod

      Recognized as the First Concierge Medicine Practice to Offer Pricing Transparency By Joining BuildMyBod

      Checkbook Magazine

      Checkbook Magazine

      Named by Bay Area physicians as a top San Francisco Primary Care Provider in Checkbook Magazine

      Checkbook Magazine
      Concierge Medicine Today

      Concierge Medicine Today

      Ranked as a Top 20 Direct Pay Physician in the U.S. in 2014 by Concierge Medicine Today

      MAY 1, 2014 - This year, twenty (20) physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today's annual 'Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine' in 2014, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year. In 2013, Concierge Medicine Today, the industry's medical news and information resource recognized just sixteen (16) doctors to receive this honor. In prior years, even fewer were selected. Honorees were nominated by their patients, professional peers, staff and others from across the U.S. and are carefully selected and chosen by the Editors at Concierge Medicine Today, who considered such factors as healthcare delivery innovation, clinical excellence, bedside manner, public relations, patient experience, community education and other relevant indicators.

      Medpage Today

      Medpage Today

      Participated in MedPageToday roundtable of hypertension experts regarding higher blood pressure targets, Dec. 2014

      Medpage Today
      Patient Centered Practice

      Patient Centered Practice

      Honored by the California Academy of Family Physicians as the Patient Centered Medical Home Practice of the Year

      Patient Centered Practice
      Physician of the Month

      Physician of the Month

      Profiled as the Physician of the Month by the San Francisco Medical Society, 2014

      Published

      Published

      Published in San Francisco Medical Journal for the health impact of the microbiome Sept. 2014

      Published July 2014

      Published July 2014

      Published in MedPageToday, July 2014, Primary Pain Points: 'Ill to Pill"

      SF Medical Journal

      SF Medical Journal

      Published in San Francisco Medical Journal, May 2015 regarding Causes of the Obesity Epidemic.

      SF Medical Journal
      Thought Leader in Medicine

      Thought Leader in Medicine

      Profiled in MedPageToday as a Thought Leader in Medicine, June 2014