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UCLA Health Integrative Medicine in Primary Care
Elizabeth Ko, MD, FACP, Medical Director of the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative, sees patients for preventive care and chronic disease management, blending traditional medical approaches with integrative methods. She uses lifestyle interventions including yoga, mindfulness meditation, acupuncture and nutrition to prevent and treat physical and psychoemotional conditions. She partners with her patients as they pursue health, which she defines as not simply the absence of disease, but a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Meena Makhijani, DO, is a Board Certified Integrative Medicine physician specializing in Geriatrics. She sees patients 65 years and up for primary care as well as for consultations on Geriatric Syndromes. She utilizes a dynamic patient-based approach choosing from Integrative Medicine, the Indian-orginated healing techniques of Ayurveda, classical Osteopathic Manipulative techniques, and yogic meditation practice to help patients achieve their health and life goals.
S.Anjani Mattai, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine and primary care physician with experience in Clinical Nutrition, East-West Medicine, and Oncological Emergencies. Her practices in both Primary Care and Clinical Nutrition focus on the biopsychosocial model of care that explores the physical, emotional, and social factors that impact overall health and well-being. She uses an East-West integrative approach to chronic pain management and provides consultative services for Trigger Point Injections. She has a particular interest in the care of the cancer patient, having managed oncological emergencies for 9 years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Mattai collaborates in research in obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease, and works in the UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center to promote community well-being.
Lisa Moore, MD is a family medicine doctor at Venice Family Clinic, where she works with people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. She completed a fellowship at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and uses the knowledge and skills she gained there to incorporate integrative medicine into her everyday patient encounters and to offer consultations to other patients at Venice Family Clinic. She is passionate about making integrative medicine accessible to everyone and teaching the next generation of clinicians that they can do so too. Venice Family Clinic website.
Chizelle Rush, MD, FAAP, CYT-200 sees patients ages birth to infinity for acute and chronic disease, as well as preventative care management at UCLA Culver City Office. She uses her background as a certified yoga teacher to incorporate the physical and mental facets of yoga and mindfulness techniques into her approach in creating individualized treatment plans with patients. Her approach to preventative medicine involves a holistic approach including optimizing mental health and nutrition to help patients minimize adverse health outcomes in order to live their best lives!
Victoria Belle Y. Shin, DO, Primary Care Physician for Family & Sports Medicine, sees patients of all ages for urgent care, musculoskeletal injuries, preventive care, chronic disease management, and mental health issues. She uses traditional medicine along with her osteopathic background added with integrative & holistic approaches, tailoring to each patient’s needs. She offers lifestyle interventions including yoga, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition to prevent and treat physical and psycho-emotional conditions. She defines health as the absence of disease; and furthermore, a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) offers primary and continuity of care services at the Santa Monica clinical site. The mission of East-West Primary Care (EWPC) is to empower patients to develop optimal health and well-being through an academic-based model of primary care rooted in the principles of individualized disease prevention, holism, integrative medicine, and the philosophy of traditional Chinese healing.