LALEH SHABAN, MD
"Dr. Shaban has been practicing medicine on the Central Coast since 1997. She has maintained a concierge practice for primary care since 2005, and she has added extensive cosmetic services to her practice. Dr. Shaban offers services as a functional medicine specialist for specific conditions, such as weight loss and hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Shaban has gradually shifted away from using pharmaceuticals as the first line treatment for medical conditions, and follows more of a natural approach of using food and nutrients to correct metabolic imbalances that lead to disease. Dr. Shaban has extensive training in Functional Medicine and nutrition. She specializes in geriatrics, Cardio-metabolic conditions, diabetes, weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy, I.V. nutrition and skin care.
Dr. Shaban is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition. She is certified in Metabolic Cardiology and in advanced hormone replacement therapy."
Laleh Shaban MD, FACP, FACSG, MACSG
Dr. Laleh Shaban grew up in Iran and moved to the United States in 1977 where she attended La Jolla High School and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) undergraduate program. She also studied abroad at the UTESA School of Medicine in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic. Dr. Shaban graduated with honors and returned to the United States. She obtained her U.S. citizenship and completed her residency program in internal medicine at St. Joseph´s Hospital. In 1997 she and her husband returned to the California Central Coast where her husband was born and raised, so they could be closer to family and raise their children in this unique environment.
Dr. Shaban started her private practice in January 1999 in both Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo and soon she had over 4,000 patients in her solo practice. In 2005 she realized that the conventional medical system was flawed. It was then that she introduced the Concierge Practice and eliminated insurance interference all together. This started her Personal Access Program. She believes providing internal medicine and primary care services to a smaller group of patients, allows a higher standard of care. She has found this practice to be most beneficial for her patients. With this change, she has also pursued five additional areas of interest; gerontology, weight loss, hormone therapy, I.V. nutrition and skin care.
In order to perfect her cosmetic practice, she trained under many renowned physicians and surgeons such as Dr. Obagi, a dermatologist who practices in Beverly Hills, Dr. Joseff, a plastic surgeon also practicing in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mullholland in Canada and Dr. Morshedian in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Shaban has been successfully treating patients to improve the health of their skin and restore a more youthful appearance. As a result of her hard work and dedication, she has the highest ranking practice on the Central Coast, as decided by Medicis, Merz and Allergan Companies for injecting Sculptra, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane, Dysport, Botox, Voluma and Xeomin.
Dr. Shaban continues to learn new techniques and procedures. As an advanced injector and certified injection trainer for Medicis Aesthetics, she believes in sculpting the face for a naturally beautiful appearance. In 2005 she added laser technology to broaden her service spectrum. This is turn has given her patients new and advanced treatment options. She has had a great response to the Obagi Skin Care combined with injectables and lasers. She has been awarded a Diamond Status with Obagi, placing her in the top Obagi sales on the Central Coast. In order to maximize the results she has added medical aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials to her cosmetic practice. Recently, she has introduced Ultherapy for skin tightening and PRP for tone, texture and scar treatment to her cosmetic practice.
In addition to being triple boarded in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition, Dr. Shaban is also certified in Metabolic cardiology and in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This has given Dr. Shaban a better understanding of skin health in all age groups. Her passion for internal medicine, geriatrics, cosmetic practice and hormonal evaluations has allowed her to address a wide range of her patients needs.
Dr. Shaban strives for excellence throughout her practice and her staff. She employs professional and qualified staff. The nurses have extensive training in lasers as well as injectables and show the same quality and dedication that Dr. Shaban herself shows to every patient. Dr. Shaban strives for excellence throughout her practice and her staff. She employs professional and qualified staff.
She is currently considering expanding her practice internationally and within the US.