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About Us

Jiva Health is a multispecialty medical group serving the Antioch, Concord, Fairfield, Sacramento, Vacaville and Walnut Creek areas for the past 40 years. Our goal is to provide exceptional care with a focus on prevention and reduction in disease burden. We offer services in medical weight management, diabetes, endocrinology, sleep medicine, adult and pediatric allergy, immunology, internal medicine and dermatology.
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Our Providers

Ali Amirzadeh, MD

Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Ali Amirzadeh was raised in South Carolina and then moved to California for his postgraduate work. He finished his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA and then his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the UCLA-Veterans Affairs and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Anita Bhat, MD

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Obesity

Dr. Anita Bhat received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training at the UCLA-VA Medical Center. She continued to fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of California, Irvine. 

Farinaz Farrahi, MD

Allergy & Immunology
Dr. Farinaz Farrahi grew up in the Bay Area after immigrating to the United States with her family from Iran. She obtained her B.A. from Mills College in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and her M.D. from Stanford University.

Imran Junaid, MD

Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Obesity

Dr. Imran Junaid was raised in Florida and then relocated to California for his postgraduate training. He completed his Internal Medicine residency followed by a fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at UCLA-Veterans Affairs and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Joy Bhat, MD

Obesity Medicine

Dr. Joy Bhat was born and raised in the Bay Area. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Rush University in Chicago, IL. After training, Joy worked in a clinic treating musculoskeletal problems and workplace injuries. 

Julie Crouse, FNP

Primary Care
Julie Crouse is a family nurse practitioner that has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She has worked primarily as an Emergency Department nurse and, more recently, in primary care.

Jyoti Bhat, MD

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Obesity

Dr. Jyoti Bhat received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She continued to fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of California, Irvine.

K. Naras Bhat, MD

Allergy & Immunology, Sleep, Internal Medicine, Obesity

Dr. Naras Bhat is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine (weight loss science), Sleep Medicine, Metabolic Cardiology, Allergy, and Immunology.

Kristi Elliott, FNP

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Kristi Elliott earned her Master’s in Science of nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner.

Kusuma Bhat, Phd

Biofeedback, Obesity

Dr. Kusum Bhat is a certified Biofeedback specialist with a doctorate in clinical psychology specializing in behavioral modification. 

Lara Mackintosh, FNP-C

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Lara Mackintosh is a recent transplant from Austin, TX. She received her RN and MSN as an adult/gerontology clinical nurse specialist from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX. 

Mary Katz, PA-C

Allergy, Sleep, Internal Medicine

Mary Katz was raised in Michigan and then relocated to California for postgraduate training. She completed her physician assistant training at Samuel Merritt University and clinical rotations in various Bay Area and Southern California locations.

Nandan Kamath, MD

Dermatology

Dr. Nandan Kamath has trained at many well-renowned institutions. He did his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and then continued to Ohio State University for medical school and his dermatology residency.

Parisa Mehran, MD

Endocrinology

Dr. Parisa Mehran was born and raised in Northern California. Board-certified in Internal medicine and Endocrinology. She completed her endocrine fellowship at Suny Downstate Health Sciences University. 

Saw Sein, MD

Primary Care Family Physician

Dr. Saw Sein is a board-certified Family Physician with many years of experience in a primary care setting. She grew up in one of SouthEast Asia Countries and received her medical degree from the University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar. Then she came to the United States for postgraduate learning.

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