Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Additional Training

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


  • 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

91 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

8 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017

Dr. Kharbat is exceptional! She listens, she solves the reasons for symptoms, she takes the time to put the pieces together. I see her myself now and I've referred multiple people to her. All of your Cleveland Clinic doctors should shadow with her to learn a different, but more effective approach to conventional medicine.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2017

I am not going to see her know as after two appt's you get moved on to the assistant which is fine and more convenient for me than going downtown. However, she didn't wish me luck or anything at the end of our visit. Could have been a bit more positive and warm.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

The doctor told me she didn't have enough time to go through my analysis if I kept asking questions. She seemed to mock me when I told her I had a science background and wanted more explanations to some of my symptoms and supplements.

Reviewed on May 23, 2017

Dr Kharbat was absolutely amazing. I have never felt like a Dr understood me as much as she did. She was excellent about asking questions to get information, listened to what I had to say and was very interested / compassionate throughout the visit. I have only been to one appointment with her, but her insight into my illness has given me more hope of recovery than I have had in years. I simply cannot say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on May 9, 2017

Dr. Kharbat does a great job of talking you through the decisions and what follow up will be needed. I always walk out of her office feeling as though I understand everything and had all of my questions answered. If I forgot any I could always send her a My Chart message and she always replies in a timely manner.

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