Sepideh Moayed, MD, is board-certified through the American Board of Radiology and board-certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She has spent decades diagnosing acute and chronic diseases such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune diseases (including RA, SLE, Sjogren's, Scleroderma, Type I diabetes), cancer staging (lymphoma, neuro and solid organ cancers) as well as preventive screenings such as mammography (BI-RADS), lung cancer screening (LUNG-RADS) , liver cancer screening (LI-RADS), prostate cancer screening (PI-RADS) as outlined by the American College of Radiology. She has seen disease / cancer diagnosis and progression through the multimodality lens of MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, PET Imaging, Nuclear medicine, ECHO, Arthrogram, Fluoroscopy, X Ray, etc. Dr. Moayed remains an active member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), member of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Dr. Moayed is the Founder and Clinical director of Preventative Medicine Inc. where she uses her decades of experience and preventive, diagnostic & therapeutic skills to help identify root causes of disease -- not just symptomatology. She focuses on chronic disease prevention, autoimmune / immune modulation, inflammation reduction, cancer screening optimization and age related cognitive and cellular decline prevention. In addition to the in office ultrasonography, she utilizes the latest genetics & imaging tools as well as functional medicine guidelines to achieve the most accurate image of a patient's disease burden and behaviors that contribute to the disease process. Her integrative health approach has proven highly effective when it comes to managing the adrenal-pituitary-hypothalamus axis and prevention of stress induced chronic diseases such as stroke, hypertension, cardiac disease and metabolic syndromes. Her highly personalized, patient-centered and trauma informed approach has helped innumerable patients whose chronic diseases have improved by reduction of their harmful habits and compulsive behaviors / addictions. She believes that health optimization can be achieved when the mind-body-spirit axes are well aligned and work in concert.
Dr. Moayed says "placing the patient at the helm of their health" means "to place them at the center of the decision making process as we aim for behavioral change optimization". Moreover, providing continued education and staying connected with the patient will empower them to take control of their bodies, minds, spirit and emotions. "As my patients succeed in one realm, the ripple effect of making healthy decisions carries over to the other aspects of their lives, helping them to become their healthiest selves."
Emphasizing equanimity in medicine, Dr. Moayed has a stigma-free and holistic approach to health. In addition to traditional allopathic medicine with "physical symptoms" at the center of a traditional History and Physical (H & P), she comprehensively analyzes her patients' Early Adverse Events (ACES), prior trauma / PTSD, socio-economic hardships, mental health comorbidities, genetic tendencies and unhealthy relationships-extremely important, significant and often missed data points. These deeper dive contributors not only optimize treatment but help with future disease prevention. She connects with her patients frequently and effectively so as to provide long term support as patients aim toward health optimization and disease prevention.
Dr. Moayed earned her medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Remaining in the City of Brotherly Love, she completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed a 4 year radiology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore, Maryland. She then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal interventional radiology at Temple University Hospital, where she performed bone biopsies, vertebroplasties, kyphoplasties, joint injections and arthrograms. During her fellowship, she came across many chronic pain patients whose arthritis, back pain, multifocal and often autoimmune disease mediated musculoskeletal pain made them challenging to treat. She noticed that despite various MSK procedures and interventions, many of her patients did not significantly improve. She realized that many patients relapsed back into sickness and disease progression by the lifestyle choices they were making primarily due to lack of education and support. Unhealthy eating patterns, immobility due to their pain, high risk of medication dependence made them more tired and depressed which made them eat unhealthy foods, move less which further increased their pain and inflammation- a vicious cycle that was almost impossible to penetrate or undo. She realized that the most powerful treatment for these patients was not joint injections and prescription medications alone but prevention of the underlying inflammation and other root causes. She adamantly believes that medical interventions are most effective when coupled with simultaneous disease prevention through inflammation reduction-something the patient can be empowered to implement through education and ongoing empathic support from their healthcare provider.