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Soyona was my functional health doctor in NYC for two years. She helped me overcome a digestion issue, which had been plaguing me for years, through diet and supplements, allowing me to avoid heavy duty medications. I found her to be both curious and innovative in her approach to treating me. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Rafatjah changed my life. My food and lifestyle looked like I was perfectly healthy, but I never felt well. She started with my gut health and worked her way from there. Because she is so thorough she found my mercury levels were high- since seeing her I have my energy back and my skin rashes stopped, I feel amazing. She also takes the time to really hear you, she truly cares about the whole person, mind, body and spirit. I will always be grateful that she came into my life.
I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Rafatjah for a year (before she moved away). She is extremely knowledgeable and helped me a lot with my inflammatory autoimmune condition. Unlike most doctors, she really takes the time to listen. She works with you to find the best and most affordable solution for you. I would absolutely recommend working with her if you are looking for a new doctor (and even if you aren’t).
I highly recommend Dr. Soyona Rafatjah. I knew something was “off” in my body and, after she ordered extensive blood work for me, she was able to diagnosis my rare condition. She then devised a creative and personalized treatment plan which improved and even reversed many of my symptoms. I feel so much better today because of the excellent care she provided.
Dr. Rafatjah is the most caring and genuine health care providers I’ve worked with. She worked to find what was at the root of my health issues, rather than throw a band-aid on it. It felt more like working with a friend than a doctor. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a mind/body approach to healing.
I went to Dr. Rafatjah because my cholesterol was high. She not only taught me how to lower my cholesterol but also how to improve my overall health. I found her to be so helpful and knowledgeable as well as compassionate, I highly recommend her.
During the time she was my doctor, Dr. Rafatjah was clearly dedicated to my well being and I am very grateful. She would come up with myriad options for how to address my asthma and RA until we found things that worked. She was patient and good at listening and was able to explain complicated things clearly. I was sad to see her leave NYC, where I live.
Dr. Rafatjah listens and truly cares about her patients. I worked with Dr. R during a tough time along with my health journey. Whenever a test result came in during off hours or holidays she always responded to me quickly to make me feel at ease. It was nice to have someone who cared as much as Dr. R does.
When my primary physician of more than 15 years retired, I lamented ever finding another doctor that I felt comfortable with – one that really listened and was sensitive to my concerns, in addition to being extremely competent – until I met Dr. Rafatjah. Her recommendations and assistance have been life-changing.
I am so thankful to have found Dr. Rafatjah. She listened to me and helped me get to the root of the symptoms I was experiencing when I had been dismissed by other professionals. She is incredibly thoughtful and caring and goes above and beyond to ensure quality care.
Dr. Rafatjah is incredible. She found an underlying illness that has contributed to me getting sick extremely often. Beyond her knowledge of testing, her demeanor and empathy is amazing, I always felt so cared for when she was my doctor in NYC. Will miss you Dr. R!
Dr. Rafatjah spent quality time and attention with me, which is hard to come by these days, especially when there is no clear answer as to what is wrong. She was always available to chat and responded in a timely manner. She approached my issues head-on and came up with out of the box solutions to promote healing in a more natural way. New York is going to miss Dr. Rafatjah!
I saw Dr. Rafatjah for a year and had a great healing experience. She’s extremely empathetic and understanding. I loved her holistic approach to tackling issues and her attention to detail. She helped heal gut issues that I had been suffering from for years, as well as rebalancing my hormone levels. I always appreciated that she took the time to explain things and made herself readily available any time I had more questions or concerns.
Dr. Rafatjah is the best physician I have seen in years. She is empathetic, intelligent, and extremely knowledgeable. She approaches medical issues in a holistic, 360-degree view and is dedicated to getting to the root cause of problems, rather than just throwing more pharmaceuticals at her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Rafatjah.
Dr. Rafatjah is an excellent doctor. She very much helped me to improve my health. It was so happy to have a doctor that was willing to talk about all of the details of intermittent fasting and ketosis, as well as behavioral approaches to improving health.
I had a really positive experience working with Dr. Rafatjah. I was one of her first patients right out of the gate and I threw her a lot of medical curveballs (I have an odd constellation of issues, to say the least), and she never seemed to get flustered or throw her hands up in the air like so many hotshot specialists I’ve seen at NYU and Columbia, etc. It was a dream to have a forward-thinking holistic minded MD as my primary care doc. She’s also very empathetic, personable and optimistic. Most of my docs don’t remember my case the minute I walk out the door. I highly recommend Dr. Rafatjah. She honestly cares about her patients.
Dr. R is an incredible doctor and person. I worked with her for over a year on auto-immune and thyroid issues. She looks at your whole health from lifestyle, diet, stress management, and more. She’s extremely knowledgeable about natural and functional practices as well as traditional ones, but she always looks at the underlying roots of issues and disease. She has an incredibly kind manner and will spend the time to get to know you. She’s treating you more like a partner in your health, not just a patient who is looking to take a pill. I would highly recommend her to anyone and would give her more stars if I could.
Dr. Rafatjah is a warm-hearted, thorough, and genuine person. I have never felt so at ease during a doctor’s visit in my life. If every doctor were as bright and empathic as Dr. Rafatjah, the world would be a much happier and healthier place.
Dr. Rafatjah is one of the best doctors I’ve met. Not only is she kind, supportive, understanding and caring, but also she had the expertise and knowledge to heal me of chronic digestive issues that were pretty debilitating. Not even my gastroenterologist was able to help me! I highly recommend her.
Dr. Rafatjah is empathetic and approached each medical visit with care and thoughtfulness. She was comprehensive in her care and helped me understand how to modulate my immune system. Dr. Rafatjah “gets it” and approached my complex health concerns in a step by step manner so I wasn’t overwhelmed.
I found Dr. Rafatjah engaged and empathetic. I really appreciated her thoroughness and thoughtfulness in working with me.
Dr. Rafatjah helped me overcome some serious stomach issues using both holistic and western treatments. She’s patient, kind, and talented – highly recommend!!
Dr. Rafatjah is an incredible and brilliant doctor. I couldn’t recommend her enough. She helped me get to the bottom of my chronic gut issues once and for all, and I feel like a new person. Thanks to Dr. Rafatjah, I mustered up the courage to finally quit hormonal birth control, which was hindering my health more than I realized. I also discovered my food allergies and sensitivities with her help. I’m on a new journey with my health and I couldn’t be more grateful.
As a healthcare provider myself, I found that I was confused and misguided when it came to optimizing my own health. I decided to work with Dr. Rafatjah to sort it all out and she did not disappoint! After 15 years of suboptimal thyroid function, I’m happy to announce my thyroid and I am much healthier and happier – thank you, Dr. R., Your knowledge and skill as a doctor are admirable only outshined by your warm, compassionate and gentle nature. I appreciate every minute of care you have given me.
Not many doctors will give you hope about healing from chronic, lifelong eczema, but Dr. Rafatjah has done that for me. I went to her hoping to get off of my dependence on high-intensity cortisone ointments and to preserve my fertility. Dr. Rafatjah identified some autoimmune issues that no other doctor or dermatologist had, got me on the right supplements, and helped me make the correct dietary changes. 2 years later I am 99% eczema free (with no medications), and happily pregnant. She is kind, compassionate and listens deeply to her patients. Rather than being told what’s wrong with me and walking away with yet another prescription, she has empowered me with a deep understanding of my body and given the tools to maintain my own health, with her as a supporting partner. This has honestly changed my life in more ways than I can detail here and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I searched for 30 years for a truly integrative, holistic internist. I had basically given up, cobbling together various specialists and attempting to direct my own healthcare, when I found Dr. Rafatjah. I knew from the first appointment I had with her that she was going to be a doctor who would look at my health in a truly holistic way – taking into account lifestyle, personality, genetic issues, and tricky health challenges. Thoroughness is her hallmark, and it is remarkable to find that quality in a doctor who is also very open to my own ideas about healthcare. Dr. Rafatjah is a talented doctor who is responsive, accessible, and compassionate to boot.
Dr. Rafatjah is the thoughtful experienced doctor I’d been looking for, who practices new—integrative and holistic—medicine with a thorough knowledge of allopathic medicine and has an astounding capacity for asking the right questions and searching out a successful and very individualized therapy. A gifted wonderful physician.
My experience with Dr. Rafatjah has been immensely rewarding. I have struggled with allergies and inflammation my entire life. When I first sought her care in November of 2016, I had already been through two sinus surgeries, several ENTs, and more primary care docs and specialists than I could count. Dr. R’s holistic, total body approach and empathetic manner really guided me down a path to health that, while not always easy, has been lasting.
Since I began treatment, I have significantly reduced my allergic reactions and inflammations, identified my most potent food triggers and lost 45 pounds. If my future self had told my past self that I could feel this healthy, I don’t think I would have believed it. I highly recommend Dr. Rafatjah, not just for her manner and approach, but for her results.
I discovered Dr. Rafatjah after being frustrated and confused on how to manage my Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, perimenopause, and adrenal fatigue – my previous endocrinologist, gynecologist, and general internist were not on the same page. Dr. Rafatjah took the time to look at me holistically, understand my unique factors, and treat me, the whole person. She attentively listened to how I was feeling, monitored by blood levels, varied my medication and supplements, accordingly, and helped me find the right nutrition and lifestyle practices to incorporate into my daily routine. We worked together to: optimize my nutrition, balance my hormones, and help me find sustainable nutrition and lifestyle solutions to manage my condition.
Dr. Rafatjah had a very positive impact on my life. My allergies, eczema, and overall health greatly improved whilst being treated my Dr. Rafatjah, I would highly recommend her to any patients looking to take control of their health.
Dr. Rafatjah changed my life! After a lifetime of stomach problems, visits to specialists and testing, I had become resigned to the fact that even though I was a physician with access to the best medical care, no one could help me. Then I met Dr. Rafatjah and began to learn about functional medicine. Within 4 months of implementing her program, my lifelong stomach issues disappeared. In addition to that, I have more energy, my brain fog has disappeared and I have lost 20 unwanted pounds. I am forever grateful to Dr. Rafatjah. She is truly special!
Dr. Rafatjah is an absolute breath of fresh air! Incredible bedside manner and a visible passion for what she’s doing. We worked together for a year and a half and I always looked forward to our appointments. While I connected with Dr. Rafatjah primarily to optimize my health and begin tracking specific blood markers, her holistic approach shined a light on the areas of my life that I hadn’t realized were causing me so much stress! With Dr. Rafatjah, you are truly seen as a person – not just as a patient. No feeling judged or lectured, Dr. Rafatjah makes you feel deeply cared for 🙂 Highly, highly recommend for anyone seeking holistic practices, experimenting with elimination diets and getting an advanced biomarker assessment.
Dr. Rafatjah is very attentive and has provided some noteworthy advice, which has greatly improved my general disposition. She is friendly and cared for me and my family.
Dr. Rafatjah’s care and kindness, and ability not just to listen but to really understand what I was experiencing was absolutely wonderful. She helped fix in a matter of weeks what no one had managed to do in two years.
Dr. Rafatjah has been immensely helpful to me. She is very intuitive and considers your case holistically. Dr. Rafatjah has helped me get to the root cause of many things that I and other doctors would not have figured out otherwise. She then guided me through protocols which have resolved these issues.
Dr. Rafatjah is also curious and passionate about functional medicine. She makes it a point to always know the latest information, protocols and therapies, which is so important when choosing a doctor. Believe it or not, there are some Functional MD’s who don’t bother to stay current!
If this was not enough, Dr. Rafatjah is also very patient, kind and reassuring. I would recommend her to anyone!
I was a patient of Dr. Soyona Rafatjah in NYC from April 2017 through June 2018. During that time, Dr. Rafatjah uncovered – identified and established a protocol for the many health issues I faced, issues that went misdiagnosed by so many medical doctors over the previous ten years! She treated my autoimmune disorders (Hashimoto’s and CREST syndrome), heavy metal toxicity, multiple chemical sensitivity, hair loss, SIBO and other issues by searching for the root causes and setting guidelines for lifestyle and dietary changes along with the proper supplements to address these problems. Through her guidance, Dr. Rafatjah weaned me off all prescription medications with the exception of one for my thyroid. I saw improvements within the first three months under her care and I am continuing on the path to wellness because of the foundation set by Dr. Rafatjah and her dedication to helping me! She provided excellent care, was attentive to my concerns and regularly followed up with a true understanding of my needs. Dr. Rafatjah is extremely passionate about her work and her compassion and commitment to helping me went above and beyond my expectations! I highly recommend Dr. Soyona Rafatjah and anyone fortunate enough to be her patient should consider themselves lucky to have found such an amazing doctor and friend!