San Francisco:John Wood
Bios:Richard DeAndrea, MD
Dr. DeAndrea is Chiro-Medical Groups resident Naturopathic Physician. His approach focuses on self-care and holistic living. He believes that health is fostered when the proper environment is created for healing. His contribution to the Integrative team approach at the center emphasizes nurturing the body's innate intelligence for wellness.
In an effort to find evidence for alternative treatments Dr. DeAndrea has studied and practiced everything from traditional folk medicine to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He received a naturopathic medical degree from the American Naturopathic Medical Association for a five year pilot research project that established "Nutritional Medicine" as a standard of treatment in the Los Angeles County Head Start Programs. He was awarded the Los Angeles Outstanding Community Service Award by the Training and Research Foundation in 1995 and 1996 for teaching the fundamentals of self-care to the families and children of the Watts community.
Dr. DeAndrea has been described as a "Jack of all Trades," by his colleagues. He uses acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutrition, herbology, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, creative visualization, colon hydrotherapy, physical therapy, hypnotherapy, oxygen therapy, chelation and the traditional allopathic treatments to create personalized healing prescriptions for his clients. His approach is multi-disciplinary and based in education. He is the co-founder of the "21 Day Detox" wellness workshops, featured on Life Time Television, CNN, and 48 hours. Dr. DeAndrea combines traditional and complimentary diagnostic techniques with a unique intuitive sense. His treatments are aimed at addressing the physical, psychological and spiritual components of health.
Dr. DeAndrea had a calling to practice medicine as a boy. He grew up in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. The struggles of inner city living drove him to seek healing as a life's path. He received a scholarship to pursue a medical education at the State University Health Science Center of New York where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After his medical training at Cornell University's Lennox Hill hospital, he decided to study the integrative approach to healing while traveling throughout the United States.
Dr. DeAndrea believes that healing should be a unique and enjoyable experience. In 1998 he and Woody Harrelson joined forces to open the first oxygen bar in the United States. The "O2" bar pioneered the idea that a healing could be fun. In an attempt to emphasize the connection between health and the environment, "dr. D" and Perry Ferrell (of Jane's Addiction) collaborated to create the Oasis Eco-Village, an awareness healing space that became the center piece of wellness for Coachella, a West Coast music event.
As an integrative physician who believes in a progressive approach, Dr. DeAndrea serves as medical advisor to the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, Whole Life Times Magazine and Earth Save International. Dr. DeAndrea is an avid surfer and a yoga enthusiast. He is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and writer who is dedicated to helping people heal.
Scheduling an appointment with Dr. DeAndrea If you wish to schedule an appoinment with Dr. DeAndrea you can call 310-391-2017 or email Talya at Talya@clearwayhealth.com. Dr. DeAndrea will be seeing patients in LA every few months, if you wish to schedule an appointment for a later date.
In San Francisco, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. DeAndrea at MediCann Integrative Health Center, please call (415) 440-4764.
John Wood has 14 years of experience in the area of detoxification and rejuvenation. In 1981 at the age of 22, John was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory condition of the large intestine.) His gastroentorlogist recommend that he begin taking steroids to control the condition and indicated that there was no hope of ever ridding the body of this condition. The gastroentrnologist predicted that the ulcerative colitis would eventually mutate into colon cancer. Through dietary changes and regular detoxification John has reversed his condition.
Johnís health condition motivated him to learn more about natural healing. He served at the internationally recognized Ann Wigmore Institute where the concepts of self-healing and disease prevention were pioneered. John has also authored a recipe book called 88 Recipes That Heal and is the former chef at Woody Harrleson's Oxygen Bar, O2. John is the co-founder of the 21 Day Detox program that has been taught for 7 years and to thousands people.