Nafysa Parpia, N.D. is an independent practitioner working out of both the Santa Rosa and the Marin offices of Gordon Medical. Using a
biological medicine approach, she works as a detective to discover and ultimately remove the underlying cause(s) of illness. At the same time, she helps to alleviate symptoms. Dr. Parpia specializes in the treatment of Lyme disease and other complex chronic illnesses such as autoimmunity, mold toxicity, fibromyalgia, environmental toxicity and gastrointestinal disorders.
Dr. Parpia’s Approach to Healing Complex Chronic Illness
External factors to the body such as environmental toxicity, pathogens, diet, and lifestyle can alter the expression of internal factors like susceptibility to infections, over or under expression of immunity, genetic expression, cellular biochemical function, mood and nutritional status. Dr. Parpia strives to help her patients find balance between the external factors of their lives, their body’s internal mechanisms and their mind.
Dr. Parpia addresses physical symptoms as well the mental and emotional aspects of her patient’s lives that may affect or be affected by their condition. She is a partner and guide on the path to wellness of each of her patients, taking into account all aspects of their life and health as a unique whole. She draws upon her training with world renowned Lyme and chronic disease specialist, Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD in treating patients with such conditions.
As the health of each individual is dynamic, so is the nature of the treatment plans that Dr. Parpia tailors for each patient. She uses a variety of modalities including oral and intravenous micronutrient therapy, botanical medicine, functional nutrition, injection therapies, lifestyle counseling, and craniosacral therapy.
Prior to joining Gordon Medical, Dr. Parpia was the lead Lyme Disease doctor at Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center. Previous to this she worked at San Francisco Natural Medicine. Soon after she graduated from medical school, she worked at Dr. Dietrich’s Klinghardt’s clinic while she trained with him and his lead physicians for one year. Dr. Parpia is also a certified yoga instructor and taught vinyasa yoga for several years.