About Andrea Best, M.D.

Physician, teacher, speaker, psychiatrist, chemist, and nutritionist --Dr Best has been serving communities for over 25 years. Her group workshops and retreats teach prevention and treatment of anxiety, addressing issues of the brain, gut, and adrenals. Dr Best enjoys sharing advanced methods of treating + preventing anxiety, with practical life, changing tools that serve one life-long. She teaches in- person + virtual groups around the world:  general medical knowledge, up-to-date advances in medicine + quantum physics healing understanding and ways to integrate Western and Eastern Medicine/Global Medicine in cases involving all body systems. With training in General Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, Holistic Medicine, Women's Medicine, Chemistry, and Nutrition, her wellness practice teaches methods from traditional medicine as well as naturopathic options. Options such as nutrition, vitamins/supplements, plant medicine/herbs/oils/teas, sleep hygiene, meditations, fitness/movement plans, writing exercises, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavior therapy protocol exercises. 

 

Based out of Santa Monica, California, Dr. Best offers workshops to help individuals tap into their own inherent power. Her traditional mixed with holistic approaches are designed to lead one back to Full Wellness, Joy, Peace, Self Healing and Vitality... Less time in doctor offices, More time In Living Well. 

Please Note: The workshops and retreats are Integrative/Holistic models  of health--private pay/Not billed through any insurance. Dr Best does not provide "Individual care", direct treatment to individuals. in these workshops. Dr Best, as a physician and teacher, is not the treating physician for any participant, and instead shares with the group, holistic principles and practical techniques that each individual may use on their own, or with their own treating provider. 

Workshops for corporations, entertainment divisions, schools, sports teams, health care providers /administrators are scheduled, contracted separately, based on the needs of the client (s).  

AndreaBest.png

Contact Dr. Best

Credentials

Degrees & Professional Experience

Bachelors Degrees/Double Major Chemistry and Nutrition/Food Science

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

 

Doctor of Medicine Degree

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Internship in Medicine/Pediatrics

University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles/Westwood, CA

 

Residency in Adult Psychiatry

UCLA Medical Center and Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

UCLA Medical Center and Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Fellowships/Additional Training in Addiction Medicine, Women’s Health, and Integrative Medicine

UCLA Medical Center, Wadsworth VA

 

Board Certification Integrative Medicine, CIMHP

American Naturopathic/International Homeopathic Centers South America, Asia, United States

Santa Monica and Northridge, CA

Office: 818-394-0894

Fax: 818-739-5755

DrBestIntegrative@gmail.com

CEO, Owner and Founder:

-Center for Integrative Medicine, 2005-present; offices previously in Valencia, Studio City and Northridge, CA. Currently in Santa Monica and Northridge, CA

-Andrea C. Best, MD INC

-Founder, Lightguide Productions and Travel Wellness

-Founder Sweetspotting Series. Coming Summer 2022

Instructor, Western and Eastern Medicine:

medical students, residents, nurse practitioners 

Group workshops, corporate

at Headquarters of Google, Microsoft

Virtual, Lockheed Martin

NAMI

Various colleges, school districts nationally

Consultant: 

-Child and Family Guidance Center

-Healme.com, Kaiser Permanente and various health insurers, corporations, hospitals

Collaborations, Workshops ongoing:

Royal Dynastics Organic Hemp Farm, NJ

American Holistic Health Association

National Medical Association

SPEAK, Board of Directors

Association of Black Women Physicians

Soulular Sisters Productions

American Academic Excellence Scholar

Society of Physical and Mathematical Scientists Outstanding Service Award in Teaching

National Science Foundation Academics and Teaching Award

Sarah Kenan Leadership Award

Board of Governors Medical Scholar

American Psychiatric Association Research and Teaching Fellow

American Medical Association Fellow

American Medical Women’s Association Fellow

US Psychiatric Mental Health Congress Fellow

American Academy of Addiction Medicine Fellow

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow