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ryan attar

Physician, Heal Thyself

Dr. Attar’s personal success in finding his own way to excellent health has shaped his practice. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 27, he draws on both personal experience and clinical insights and often is able to help even the most discouraged patients. 

Dr. Attar’s own health journey began while serving as a captain in the Army, he received the nightmarish diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Frustrated by how his doctors managed his condition, he educated himself about diet, health, body chemistry, and diabetes. It wasn’t long before Dr. Attar adopted the breakthrough approach of renowned physician Richard Bernstein M.D. In fact, Dr. Attar is featured in the film Diabetes Solution, which documents Bernstein’s successful method.


In 2017, Dr. Attar graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master's of science in nutrition.

Following Dr. Bernstein’s protocol, and adhering to a low-carb diet, Dr. Attar has maintained a non-diabetic glucose level of around 4.7% while using only the most minimal doses of insulin. An avid weightlifter with a blue belt in jiujitsu, he believes all diabetics are entitled to a healthy, active life.


In his practice in Fairfield, Connecticut, he keeps pace with the most recent medical research, collaborates with other practitioners at the Connecticut Integrative Medical Center, and frequently is a guest on medical podcasts. 

The Advantage of Functional Medicine

Dr. Attar uses functional medicine to understand what your body is doing well and not so well. He then offers key insights about your health and suggests what you can do to improve it. Diet, supplements, exercise, stress, and sleep all affect how we feel. 


Using functional medicine, Dr. Attar will discover the root causes of your health condition. He’ll listen, ask productive questions, and request and analyze comprehensive lab testing to get to the bottom of your health condition. He may recommend further testing as well as lifestyle changes to start you on your way to better health.

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Get Started on Your Path to Wellness

Schedule a 20-minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Attar.

“I’m no longer pre-diabetic. Not only is Dr. Attar an expert on metabolic issues, but he’s also a very compassionate doctor. I started to see him in 2020 for insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and weight issues, and he has helped me immensely!”


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