Shefaly Ravula, PA-C
Shefaly Ravula has been a board-certified physician assistant for about 20 years. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1997 and graduated from the University of Texas Physician Assistant Program in 1999. After several years of working in Seattle in internal medicine inpatient care of oncology patients at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, she and her husband moved to Austin and she began working at Austin Gastroenterology. It was around this time that she began taking a deep dive into nutrition courses and this started a lifelong journey into nutrition education.
During a hiatus from medical practice, she began teaching cooking classes in Austin. She ultimately became a food writer, food-as-medicine instructor, and kitchen coach for patients. During this time she continued expanding her nutrition knowledge by attending nutrition conferences for medical providers, taking CME courses, and beginning the Institute of Functional Medicine certification process. Shefaly also worked in GI addressing gut health, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, GERD and other gastrointestinal issues, using her nutrition knowledge base, up until recently when she decided to pursue her true passion of integrative and lifestyle medicine. She joined the Wellness center at NAU Urology and Armor Mens Health in 2020.
She is an expert in food as medicine, nutritional sciences, gut health, and total systems body health. Here at NAU Urology, Shefaly sees female and male urological and non-urological patients, including those with cancer, hormone imbalances, heart disease, insulin resistance, obesity, kidney stones, IC, IBS, and an assortment of other health conditions and co-morbidities. She educates and counsels patients on lifestyle and preventative medicine using tools such as nutrition, food as medicine, laboratory evaluation, exercise, and mind-body practices to help them on their journey towards total body health and living a long healthspan.
When not seeing patients, you’ll find Shefaly spending time with her family, creating new recipes for her website, playing tennis, or listening to podcasts on nutrition and health.