Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Amir Banishahi.
Dr. Amir, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born Feb 1, 1977,in Tehran, Iran. In a middle-class college graduate family of semi-religious Jewish faith. I was only 2 years old when Islamic republic of Iran happened. My grandfather was a very influential person before the revolution and when the revolution happened, my family were under the most torment and torture from the Islamic republic of Iran. For many years the fanatic Muslims of Iran constantly physically and mentally would torture me and my family because of being Jewish. I was called “Dirty Jew, Nasty pig, and many more words ” from classmates to teachers and many other people. After reaching 17 my family finally were able to help me flee the country under a Muslim name and I left Iran. My friend who was traveling with me got arrested at the airport and I passed. After getting to Austria and applying for religion asylum, I was able to live in Vienna, Austria for about a year and after receiving green card I flew to Los Angeles, CA. I left my parents and sisters behind and started a new life and started studying towards my goals. I knew I wanted to become a doctor and help people all my life. I was living with my grandmother at the time when I arrived in the USA. They had immigrated to the US many years before. I have many family members including cousins and aunts there in Los Angeles. I started taking classes at the college and had a full-time job during the day. I didn’t have a car but was taking bus to school after work and bus back to my grand mother’s home. Sometimes were raining really hard and by the time I got home I was soaking wet.
I was ALWAYS thankful for being able to be free. And never felt the times were harsh. After receiving my bachelor degree, I was able to help my family to migrate to USA as well. They arrived here in 2000 and after making sure they are ok and settled, I started making my next move towards my career of becoming a doctor. I got accepted into 2 colleges, and I chose the closest to Los Angeles and my family. I entered Southern California university of health sciences. I graduated in 2006 with honorary degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. Graduated with honor and had sincere interests in Pain management care.
I then started teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Dongguk Royal University in Los Angeles, CA for few years. I opened Le Reve Spinal Care Clinic in Los Angeles and in December of 2015 I got married and I moved to Atlanta, GA and followed my passion of helping people to be out of pain and get healthier in life. I opened My clinic ” Le RèVe Spinal Care & Pain Management Clinic” in Atlanta in march of 2016.
My Passion is to get my patients out of pain and to educate my patients about their body intelligence system and how they can start healing process faster.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I never really knew anything about opening a business, not knowing about business was the hardest part for me. I had to start signing up with all insurance companies and I really never had to deal with any of those before. I did lots of research and lots of questions I had from my colleagues and friends.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Le Reve Spinal Care & Pain Management Clinic is an innovated pain management and Chiropractic clinic determined to relieve your pain faster and keep you pain-free longer.
We pride ourselves on our exceptional patient care and an unequaled reputation for significantly reducing pain with several cutting edge technologies and techniques. We are a pain management clinic and we specialize in Spinal Care, Chiropractic, and Physiotherapy. Dr. Banishahi is also certified in Cold Laser Therapy and he is a Graston Technique provider.
I am a medical chiropractor. I specialize in sports medicine and pain management therapy.
What were you like growing up?
I was a very happy child despite the tortures and physical abuse of my classmates for being Jewish. Every winter my dad took me skiing because I love to ski. I broke my leg when I was 10 and broke my arms 4 times since I was 9 when I first started skiing. Nothing held me back not to ski again. I loved spending time in north of Iran by the Caspian Sea. We had a villa up north and used to go there every summer and in school breaks. My cousins and I are very close. We used to spend much time together and had the best time.
- Address: Le Reve Spinal Care & Pain Management
1827 Powers Ferry Rd. SE, Bldg 7, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30339
- Website: Www.LeReveSpinalCare.Com
- Phone: 6784013803
- Email: LeReveSpinalCare@Outlook.com
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/LeReveSpinalCare/?ref=bookmarks
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/LeReveClinic
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Dr. Amir Banishahi