Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
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Biography

About Paris Kharbat, DO

Dr. Kharbat (pronounced “car-bat”), a certified Functional Medicine physician, specializes in addressing the root cause of illness.  Dr. Kharbat allows the body to heal at its own pace, in its own time by combining appropriate medical treatments, medications when needed, and a lifestyle of healthy diet and regular exercise. 

Dr. Kharbat attended a D.O. medical school and an M.D. family medicine residency.  After residency she joined Indian Health Services (IHS) where she worked in the clinic, hospital, nursing home and assumed the role of medical director serving a large Native American population.  While working with IHS she quickly realized her patient base had many medical needs that were not adequately met through traditional family medicine.  She commenced training in medical acupuncture through the UCLA/Stanford Helms Medical Institute and started providing medical acupuncture to patients in subsequent years.

After 3 years at IHS, Dr. Kharbat began operating her own private practice where she bridged the gap between Eastern and Western medicine as the only Integrative physician in the region.  During the 11 years of private practice, Dr. Kharbat took on extensive additional training in functional medicine, osteopathic manipulation - fascial distortion model, frequency specific microcurrent, and now holds three certifications:

  • Institute of Functional Medicine - Certified
  • American Board of Medical Acupuncture - Board Certified
  • American Board of Family Practice - Board Certified
  • American Board of Integrative Medicine - eligible 2017

Dr. Kharbat is married with two sets of twins and enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, cooking, and spending time with family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
Family Medicine
Sacramento, CA USA
2001

Medical School - University of North Texas Health Science Center
Forth Worth, TX USA
1998

Undergraduate - Texas A & M University
Biology
College Station, TX USA
1993

Additional Training

  • Additional TrainingInstitute of Functional Medicine
  • UCLA/Stanford Helms Medical Institute
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Fascial Distortion ModelLanguages SpokenEnglish (native tongue)
  • Arabic

Certifications

  • Acupuncture
  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Functional Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulation, Fascial Distortion Model Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

129 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Kharbat is one of the best providers I've ever seen at the Clinic throughout my years of coming here. I always feel like I have her complete attention at every appointment. She answers all of my questions completely and in a way I can easily understand. Her after visit notes are excellent - I have great information at my fingertips that she has given me. She has come up with several creative solutions to help my complicated condition. I would recommend Dr. Kharbat unconditionally to anyone. She is warm, intuitive and a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Kharbat always talks through my options with me. I am taking a lot of supplements, and she thoroughly explains what they are for, how they work, what to look for as far as improvements and any side-effects. The follow up care instructions she gives me are excellent, and she always includes them in her notes so I can refer back to them - which I frequently do.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

At Dr. Kharbat's office, I'm taken in very quickly and spend no time waiting in the waiting room - they are always in there almost immediately. My experience has been excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I came from Florida. I wish I could have spent more time with the Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

My care provider is exceptional in every way! Very caring, knowledgeable and truly wants the patients to get better...very refreshing!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Kharbat is excellent and in high demand. The next available appt is 4+ months out.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Paris was easy to talk to. She is very detailed with my treatment goals. I am very grateful functional medicine exists. I was always sick until they ran tests and it is the food I am eating. I was always dismissed by GI doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

It is impossible to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kharbat in the time frame she suggests. It is currently 4 months out.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

The only issue I can think of is that Dr. Kharbat's schedule is booked out far in advance because your practice is so popular, so it's often hard to get an appointment with her in the amount of follow-up time she wants. If she recommends returning in 3 months, for instance, you might have to wait 4 months to get an appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

She was so hurried and rushed while bashing the previous doctors Ive seen. I completely feel like my previous efforts in Functional Medicine and all the vitamins Ive taken and testinf Ive done has been a waste of time. she basically said I didnt need any of it and the previous doctors were horrible, thats why they left. She did not care at all about the concerns I had and basically ignored them while I was asking questions. It was such a horrible visit and Im quite upset with the whole Functional Medicine program right now. Since January I have been so happy and my life has improved so much through this journey and this one lasy basically decimated everything Ive been working towards.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Once the Dr arrived she started out by saying "I have to see you 15 min less because a lot of people left, and left us with all the work." she repeated this sentiment about 4 times over the course of my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

I arrived early, nurse took me back, doctor walked by and said "this is my 9 o'clock right?" and nurse said yes. My appointment was scheduled for 8:30. I waited in her office for almost an hour. It was ridiculous.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

It is very difficult to have continuity of care. Doctor is booked up many months in advance. No waiting list for cancellations. Instead you are told to take the distant appointment date and to call in every day to see if anyone cancelled. I have to drive 2 1/2 hours to get there so this is not helpful as I can't travel there on short notice.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Not enough time with the Doctor to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

My provider is excellent. She cares immensely and tries to work as best as she can within the restrictions of the time limits given.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

the doctor was excellent. she also was very easy to talk to and very clear with her directions and sharing the expectations of the appointment with me when we met.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr Kharbat is the best physician I have ever had. She is kind and compassionate and knowledgeable. she really listens to take your care a step above the rest. She figures out WHY you have a symptom not just give a medici e for a symptom. She listens to your concerns and puts the pieces together to make a diagnostic plan.I am a dentist and I have referred several of my patients to her when they don't get help from their primary care doctor.Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her and should utilize her diagnostic skills to train your other physicians.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

This part of my appointment caused me so much stress and anxiety. It is also the second time it happened. In summary, the appointment went so fast, but I felt I was a casual observer verses an active participant. The doctor was rapidly adding, deleting, and changing my supplements and medications. However, she did not explain them or involve me in the process. The fact that I don't know what I'm taking and why is problematic. I had to research each of the supplements and pills on my own, but this is obviously not my area of expertise. I recognize that appointments have to move efficienty, but there must be a level of "patience" with one's patients in order to explain what and why the treatment plan is. Otherwise, we are less inclined to follow it properly and/or find other providers who will treat us with more respect.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Because I've had a chronic health condition, I am familiar with visiting doctors. I have been so impressed with the quality of care at Cleveland Clinic, especially from Dr. Kharbat. She knows my history, she is willing to consider options, she takes the time to educate me, she is honest with me. I value the care I receive in the Functional Medicine Department.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Dr. Kharbat is excellent and I am very pleased at the level of attentiveness and care that she has provided.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018

She said to use My Chart to get any questions answered. It works!

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