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 the gastrointestinal arena addressing gut health, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, GERD and other gastrointestinal issues, while using her nutrition knowledge base. Recently, she decided to pursue her true passion of integrative and lifestyle medicine. Shefaly joined the the Wellness Center at NAU Urology Specialists and Armor Men’s Health in 2020.
She is an expert in food-as-medicine, nutritional sciences, metabolic disease, gut health and preventive medicine. With the belief that everything has an interconnectedness and that the body has an innate desire to heal, Shefaly sees female and male urological as well as non-urological patients including those with cancer, infertility, cholesterol imbalances, hormone imbalances, insulin resistance and diabetes, obesity as a disease, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and an assortment of other health conditions.
When not seeing patients, Shefaly enjoys spending time with her family, creating new recipes for her website, playing tennis and listening to podcasts on nutrition and health. She is also a regular guest on The Armor Men’s Health Hour podcast.