Meet the Doctors

Blue Oak Clinic is an integrative medical clinic owned by  Naturopathic Physicians Stephanie Stark, N.M.D. & Ardeschir Mehrabani, N.M.D.

Dr. Stark & Dr. Mehrabani are licensed physicians through the Arizona Naturopathic Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Dr. Ardeschir Mehrabani , NMD

Dr. Ardeschir Mehrabani , NMD

Founder & Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Ardeschir (pronounced R-deh-sheer) Mehrabani is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Mehrabani spent most of his life in Germany. After high school, he spent two years as a Civil Servant with the Red Cross helping disabled individuals lead more active lives. During that time, he realized the need for comprehensive and integrative healthcare.

In 1995 Ardeschir moved to the United States from Germany to pursue his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He did his pre-med studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he received his B.S. in Biology. In 2000 he moved to Seattle to attend Bastyr University.
During his five years at Bastyr, Ardeschir completed extra training in Primary Care Medicine, studying under two renowned Naturopathic Physicians. While completing his clinical training at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, he added extra shifts on Saturdays to focus on Physical Medicine and Hydrotherapy. He worked at the Consejo Counseling and Referral Center, a free clinic for the underserved Latino population. Pursuing his interest in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Mehrabani worked at the Greenwood SeniorCenter, and Providence Marianwood Retirement Community, both free clinics serving Washington Seniors.

Dr. Mehrabani sees patients of all ages and backgrounds and has a particular interest in musculoskeletal complaints, endocrine complaints, male health, cardiovascular and digestive issues as well as mental emotional issues.
Trained by the Pioneer of the Lyfgot Techinique of Neural Prolotherapy (NPT), Dr. Mehrabani enjoys seeing the profound benefits of NPT on a daily basis. He uses NPT to treat joint pain and ligament/tendon issues and other syndromes ranging from Trigeminal Neuralgia to Morton’s Neuroma. Under the link NPT, above, you will find more information about this technique.

For the last six years, Dr. Mehrabani has been a faculty member at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine where he currently teaches Laboratory Medicne, Physical Exam & History Taking, Digestion, and Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy; he has also taught Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, and Nutrition. He is their former Faculty Chair and former Chair of the Western Clinical Sciences Department.
Dr Mehrabani is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is a founding Board Member of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians.
Outside of work, Ardeschir enjoys playing with his kids, soccer, tennis, and the guitar.

Dr. Stephanie Stark , NMD

Dr. Stephanie Stark , NMD

Cofounder & Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Stephanie Stark is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She received her B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. During her schooling she worked at Whole Foods Market in the Herb & Supplement department. Stephanie encountered people on a daily basis who were dismayed with the current healthcare system and sought advice regarding their illness. She was inspired by stories of people taking their health into their own hands and researched how she could make a difference in people’s lives. Stephanie heard about Naturopathic Medicine and discovered that as a Naturopathic Physician she could learn about conventional medicine and alternative treatments while emphasizing education and the least invasive treatment options. Also while living in Austin, Stephanie worked at the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center where she excelled at educating the public about cancer prevention, screening and in helping those with cancer understand their disease. She was also a valuable resource in helping patients and their families find local assistance in the form of support groups, temporary housing and monetary help. During her five years of studies at Bastyr University, Stephanie worked at Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center and in the Pharmacy at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Her clinical training at Washington’s largest natural medicine clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, included shifts in Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Counseling; she took elective shifts in Homeopathy and worked at off-campus clinic sites for homeless women and for seniors. She spent hundreds of hours beyond her formal education interning with various Seattle physicians. Dr. Stark received additional training in Primary Care Medicine and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds. She is especially adept with women’s health, pediatric issues, digestive and thyroid issues. Dr. Stephanie completed Physician Certification through Autism Research Institute (formerly Defeat Autism Now, aka DAN!); as a “DAN! Doctor” she is aware of the newest research and treatments for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is also a certified CEASE Practioner. Dr. Stark is active in the advancement of her profession and is a member of her state organization (Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association) and her national organization (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians/AANP). 2012-2013 Appointments- Vice Speaker; Committee Chair, Government Affairs- AANP House of Delegates Arizona Delegate- AANP House of Delegates Founding Member, Interim Board Member- Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians Board Member – Institute for Natural Medicine Staff to the two Naturopathic Physicians who represent NDs- AMA CPT Advisory Board Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family & friends, cooking, dancing, swimming, and hiking.