About Andrea Best, M.D.

Speaker, psychiatrist and nutritionist Andrea Best has been serving communities for over 25 years. Her workshops and retreats help treat and prevent anxiety and depression, by sharing the most up-to-date health and wellness knowledge with as many people as possible around the world. With training in General Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Chemistry, and Nutrition, her wellness practice encompasses both Eastern and Western Medicine, incorporating traditional medicine as well as naturopathic options such as nutrition, vitamins/supplements, herbs/oils, teas, sleep hygiene, meditations, movement plans, writing exercises, relaxation techniques, and cognitive reframing exercises.


Based out of Santa Monica, California, Dr. Best offers workshops and virtual meetings to help individuals tap into their own inherent power and potential by guiding them in removing resistance or obstacles and offering holistic approaches that lead to Full Wellness, Joy, Peace, Self Healing and Vitality.


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Degrees & Professional Experience

Bachelors Degrees/Double Major Chemistry and Nutrition

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

1217 Wilshire Blvd #3191

Santa Monica, 90403

Office: 818-394-0894

Fax: 818-739-5755


Associations and Memberships

Medical Director, Ascension Media Group

American Holistic Health Association

National Medical Association

SPEAK, Board of Directors

Association of Black Women Physicians

Awards and Recognitions

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