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Ali Safayan, MD

Integrative Primary Care Physician & Medical Acupuncturist

Dr. Ali SafayanDr. Safayan has created a practice that provides the kind of care patients are looking for: intelligent, integrative and compassionate. He views himself as a partner and educator, offering medical assessment and integrative primary care, designing treatment plans that combine the best of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies, if desired. He himself offers medical acupuncture, prolotherapy, and allergy elimination techniques, and refers patients to Dr. Threlkel and Dr. Windsor for additional therapies that they specialize in. Dr. Safayan received his medical degree from Cebu Doctors’ College of Medicine in Cebu, Philippines. He has been in private practice since 1990 and he was board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2000. He is a senior faculty member and the Preceptor in charge of the Helms Medical Institute which provides medical acupuncture training for both civilian and military physicians in the use of acupuncture for common medical conditions as well as PTSD and TBI. He is also a faculty member and clinical instructor for the Hackett Hemwall Foundation which trains physicians from around the world in prolotherapy.

“We’re health detectives. We work with our patients to find the root cause of health imbalances, and then choose appropriate therapies to promote well-being. With our roster of healthy living classes, we offer support in making positive lifestyle changes.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Safayan, please call +1 (202) 244-6661.

Fees & Insurance Information

Dr. Safayan accepts PPO health plans offered by most major insurance carriers, including:

  • Aetna
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, including the Federal Employee Program
  • United Healthcare

At the time of your visit, you will be asked to cover your co-payment or deductible by cash or check or credit card, and we will bill your insurance provider for the balance. We recommend phoning your insurance provider with any questions about coverage under your specific plan. Some HMO plans also offer partial out-of-network coverage. Check with your HMO for details. Please contact us if you have a different plan you would like to check. No insurance? Dr. Safayan offers very reasonable rates for our patients without insurance, payable at the time of your visit: Initial consultation: $250 Follow up consultations: $150

Additional Services:

  • Acupuncture (if not covered by insurance)
  • Allergy Elimination (NAET)
  • B12 Shots
  • Blood Draw
  • EDTA Chelation
  • IRR
  • Prolotherapy
  • Scar Infiltration/deactivation
  • Wei Chi

New patient forms

Please contact our office at 202.244.6661 or email info@restorativehealth.org to request new patient forms.

Dr. Safayan takes more time with patients than the average internist. He really involves me in my health by explaining specific lab results and discussing needed changes. On several occasions, he raised “cutting edge” issues with me which proved to be both helpful and later described in medical literature. He is sympathetic and understanding of the concerns of an amateur athlete and provides encouragement and support for those endeavors as well.
— Skip W