Guest Name and Bio:
Dr. Andrew Shubov
Dr. Andrew Shubov is director of the inpatient East-West medicine consult service at UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical Center. As part of the service, he and other East-West medicine physicians provide acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine diagnostic and treatment strategies to critically ill hospitalized patients. He also works alongside physicians in the outpatient clinic in Westwood to bring integrative East-West medicine to complex patients with multiple medical conditions, and he sees patients part-time in the Westlake Village East-West Medicine office. He is board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine.
Dr. Shubov believes that the integrative East-West approach is an excellent companion to traditional Western medicine, as it incorporates the treatment of the whole patient and minimizes side effects of common modern therapies. He frequently works with patients who have chronic conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disorders and chronic pain.
Dr. Shubov obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He then completed his integrative medicine fellowship at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Shubov is lead investigator on a multicenter double blinded randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of Chinese herbal medicines as well as medical mushrooms to treat COVID-19. He is also involved in research on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on acupuncture points for the treatment of chronic constipation and other disorders, and is also interested in research on inpatient conditions, such as advanced heart failure, autonomic dysfunction and chronic abdominal pain.
What you will learn from this episode:
- What is East-West medicine
- What are some common therapies that could help gastrointestinal symptoms
- The role of acupuncture in helping with headaches and gut symptoms
- How alternative therapies can help patients in the hospital setting
- New integrative and herbal therapies being researched in the setting of Covid-19
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