Business Spotlight: Sarapy Clinic opens; Doctor provides care in La Jolla that is focused on adults



Dr. Sarah Ghayouri moved to La Jolla from Atlanta, Georgia two years ago. She had practiced internal medicine and anti-aging in Atlanta for 20 years, and when she arrived in Southern California, she accepted a job as a medical director at the federal detention facility in downtown San Diego.

“I transformed and improved the quality of the health care at the facility,” she said. “Everybody says they can’t compare it now to the way it was before I came here!”

But she wanted to start her own practice, and she opened the Sarapy Clinic at 850 Prospect St., where she offers integrated health and wellness care that ranges from hormone therapy, skin care, weight loss and cosmetic laser treatments to internal medicine.

“I have practiced conventional internal medicine for more than 20 years. I took care of my patients at my office, at the hospital, rehab centers and nursing homes — whenever needed,” she said. “This continuity of care provided an opportunity to witness natural course of different chronic diseases. Chronic inflammation is the main cause of most of our common chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and dementia. My goal is to offer most of adult preventive health and wellness services under one roof to help people control chronic inflammation and increase their health span.”

Her ultimate purpose, she said, is to improve people’s quality of health, vitality and longevity. She specializes in internal medicine, bio identical hormone replacement, anti-aging and cosmetic laser treatments.

Her best advice for a healthy life? “First, control your stress. Stress is the No. 1 killer. Find a way to manage your stress with meditation, yoga and social support. Second is sleep. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Third, of course, is a healthy diet. Like Mediterranean-style diet and daily exercise.

“Finally, at night, put your computer and your cell phone outside your bedroom and It is best not to have a TV in your bedroom! You’ll sleep better and live a longer healthier life.

Sarapy Clinic is at 850 Prospect St., Suite 2, La Jolla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Saturdays by appointment. (858) 731-7601.

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