Dr. Bahareh Moshtagh
Dr. Bahareh Moshtagh is passionate about guiding patients towards health, and empowering them to maintain their progress. She believes in the importance of preventative medicine for preventing diseases before they occur. Dr. Moshtagh also sees patients on Maple.
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We asked Dr. Moshtagh some questions
Can you tell us more about your medical background and education?
I studied biomedical physiology and kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. Then I completed my doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. I’ll soon be certified also in functional medicine.
What inspired you to become a doctor?
My mother was my main inspiration to become a healthcare provider. My mother raised me on herbal medicine and healthy food, and educated me as to their importance. I was drawn to naturopathic medicine because of the field’s methods of diagnosing and treating ailments. Naturopathic doctors believe in listening closely to patients and addressing their lifestyles.
What do you love the most about practising medicine?
I love that I can help people. I often become emotional when a patient tells me how they feel better after treatment. Science is beautiful and intricate. I love putting in time to do detective work for my patients. Everyone needs to feel cared for, especially by someone who can provide insight on complex topics.
What’s your favourite part about practising on Maple?
I love that the platform is accessible and easy-to-use for me and my patients. I can help patients with their health even when they’re hours away from me. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people don’t have access to healthcare or can’t risk leaving their home.
What’s the most challenging aspect of working in the medical field?
I wish people appreciated how important preventative medicine is. When you see a naturopathic doctor early, you’re less likely to reach the point of disease. A major part of achieving optimal health is patient accountability. I can guide my patients, but the challenging part happens when they’re on their own.
If you could choose any other career, what would it be?
I would hold health and wellness retreats on a tropical island far, far away. Maybe one day!
Is there an individual in the medical community that you find most inspiring?
I’m inspired by my naturopathic doctor superiors who taught me everything I know. To name a few, Dr. Eric Yarnell, Dr. Paul Anderson, and Dr. Andrew Simon. I also have huge appreciation for chiropractors who are amazing at their craft. My old boss in Seattle, chiropractic doctor Brian Graham, saved my life after injuries I sustained from a car accident.
Can you share a health-hack that has made your life better?
Oh, where to begin! Here are a few things that can help you feel better quickly.
1) Drink less coffee and more water.
2) Avoid consuming processed sugars.
3) Don’t eat burnt foods.
4) Try to relax throughout the day.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love dancing, and have been dancing since childhood. I also practise different languages as well as the acoustic guitar. I’m usually swamped with things related to medicine, however, I like e-books, podcasts, and working on blogs and vlogs.
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