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MINNEAPOLIS INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR

Mind Body Neurology® is leading the way in advanced concussion care and holistic health. We specialize in the latest evidence-based approaches for concussion management. We understand that a concussion is not just an injury to the brain - it affects the whole mind and body. We utilize advanced diagnostic testing, nutraceuticals, hormones and peptide therapies to support the brain's natural healing processes. Our goal is to help patients recover cognitive function, balance mood, improve sleep, and return to daily life after concussion. 

Functional Medicine / Integrative Neurology
Advanced Management of Traumatic brain injury
Hormonal Regulation
Peptides

Integrative Neurology

Why Integrative Medicine

Identify the root cause of your illness
Control expression of your genes
Decrease excessive inflammation
Reduce your toxins
Balance your brain
Improve your brain’s performance

Benefits of Integrative Neurology

Reversal of cognitive decline
Improve your overall health
State of the art laboratory testing
Physician-grade supplements
Short and long-term health planning
Nutritionist evaluation

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During this initial meeting we will discuss your needs, discuss suggested assessment and management plan.

Programs

Recovery from a concussion can be a long and frustrating process. Dr. Zubkov is one of the few providers certified in the Millennium TBI Program, a pioneering approach to concussion treatment and rehabilitation

Instead of just managing symptoms, integrative neurology aims to address the underlying causes of disease.  Comprehensive testing is designed to assess nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors.  The goal is to optimize the body's natural healing ability and promote long-term wellness. 

Hormonal imbalance can negatively impact our health and wellbeing. Symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, and anxiety may indicate a hormonal imbalance. We use advanced testing to check hormone, thyroid, and adrenal function. Balancing your hormones is key to feeling your best at any age.

Peptides

Certain peptides can help repair damaged tissue, modulate inflammation, improve sleep, enhance cognition, increase energy, regulate appetite and metabolism, and more. We customize peptide protocols based on each patient's unique needs and health goals. 

Schedule your consultation

During this initial meeting we will discuss your needs, discuss suggested assessment and management plan.


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Our Team

Alexander Y. Zubkov, MD, PhD

Meet Dr. Alexander Y. Zubkov, M.D., PhD, a leading functional medicine expert in Minneapolis. Dr. Zubkov is committed to changing the lives of people with chronic health issues. He believes in a comprehensive approach and creates tailored treatment plans that consider both physical and mental health, leading to a well-rounded path to wellness. His focus on treating the underlying causes of health problems, not just the symptoms, distinguishes him in functional medicine.

Dr. Zubkov's practice includes a variety of strategies such as environmental changes, lifestyle improvements, individualized nutrition, hormone balancing, and peptide therapies. He aims for overall health enhancement. Dr. Zubkov values the mental and emotional aspects of healing as much as the physical ones.

Patients across the country can access Dr. Zubkov's expertise through telemedicine, benefiting from his thorough lab testing and personalized online consultations. Dr. Zubkov empowers his patients with knowledge and tools to manage their health journey, focusing on environmental factors, lifestyle, nutrition, and a positive mindset.

If you're looking for a health partner who offers personalized care, Dr. Alexander Y. Zubkov, M.D., PhD, is dedicated to helping you take charge of your health.Beyond his local clinic in Minneapolis, serving patients in the Hennepin County area, Dr. Zubkov’s expertise is accessible nationwide thanks to his medical licenses in 12 states and the innovative use of telemedicine. This allows patients from across the country to benefit from his comprehensive laboratory testing and personalized online consultations, making strides towards their health goals under his guidance.

Alexander Y. Zubkov, MD, PhD

Rivka Pesta, RN, MPH, Health Coach

Rivka Pesta is a health scientist and peak performance educator with over 10 years of global experience serving clients. Her approach is deeply rooted in integrative mind-body medicine and grounded in neuroscience and quantum biology principles. Her passion for providing exceptional care to her clients has been augmented by her tireless research and quest for optimal health on a personal level.

Rivka is highly skilled at creating health optimization programs tailored to each unique individual. She focuses on teaching her clients how to manage their lifestyle so it becomes their medicine. Her interventions target fundamental health pillars such as: stress management, nutrition, movement, regenerative sleep, light therapy, circadian rhythm alignment and mindfulness.

Her program is a proactive collaborative effort between Rivka and her client. Through high accountability and consistent connectivity she creates workable strategies to achieve optimal health outcomes.


Rivka achieved her Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Public Health at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is experienced as an RN, Public Health Specialist and Mental Health Practitioner. Rivka was an MN Lend Research Fellow with the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials

"Dr. Zubkov uncovered my husband's stroke when others missed it. His holistic approach, addressing diet, exercise, and stress, led to significant health improvements, including clearing blocked blood vessels. We're grateful for his thorough, compassionate care and straight communication that drives real results."

Marshalaa W.

"Dr. Zubkov tackled my rare brain disorder when others couldn't. He addressed the root cause, not just symptoms. Thanks to his compassion and expertise, my condition is in remission and I feel incredible. I'm forever grateful for Dr. Zubkov's life-changing impact."

Sharon H

"Dr. Zubkov's expertise in western and functional medicine transformed our daughter's autism and epilepsy care. His guidance on environmental, dietary, and lifestyle changes led to incredible progress for our daughter and energized our whole family. We're grateful for Dr. Zubkov's impact and excited to continue our journey with him."

Naomi E.

"Dr. Zubkov resolved my persistent headaches and GI issues when conventional doctors couldn't. Through diet, lifestyle, and environmental changes, he improved my health without medication. I'm grateful for his expertise and the resulting boost in energy and sleep quality."

Emily T.

"Dr. Zubkov's unique blend of medical and holistic knowledge uncovered my overlooked gut health issues causing brain fog and fatigue. Unlike previous doctors, he listened and persevered, leading to significant improvements. His approach demands dedication to lifestyle changes, but the results are worth it."

Kadie F.

"Dr. Zubkov has guided me since my 2008 TIA with clarity and positivity. His recent diet and exercise counseling helped me lose 30 pounds and adopt a healthier lifestyle. I highly recommend his clear, encouraging approach."

Jim G

"Dr. Zubkov stands out as a neurologist with an integrated approach. Unlike others who rely on standard tests and drugs, he seeks root causes rather than just treating symptoms. His unique perspective has been invaluable for my decade-long condition."

Wendy S.

"After exhausting all medical options, Dr. Zubkov's integrative approach unveiled the root of my chronic health issues. His Complete LifeGuard Program provided tools to tackle my problems head-on. With commitment, this program offers a path to reclaiming health and clarity."

Joseph B.

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AREAS SERVED

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rogers, Orono, St. Louis Park, Saint Paul, Eagan, Victroria,  Waconia,  Woodbury, Coon Rapids, Burnsville, Blaine, Lakeville, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Hudson, River Falls, Chaska, and Shakopee

Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

We do not provide direct insurance submission. This allows for much more time to be spent with Dr. Zubkov. Most of today’s complex, chronic medical issues cannot be addressed in a rushed 10-minute visit. More time with your physician will ensure higher quality care and inevitably, better health outcomes. TIME matters! We also choose to forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions that inevitably follow third-party payers. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-service arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering wholesale prices on lab tests, imaging studies, and medications.

HOW ARE MY PREVIOUS MEDICAL RECORDS HANDLED?

Medical records can only be released with your authorization. It is your responsibility to obtain previous medical records from other physicians, or health care providers that you wish for our providers to review. If you feel your medical records are pertinent to your appointment with our providers, please contact your physician or other health care provider to obtain these records and make sure that we have received them at least 14 days prior to your initial appointment.

ARE PATIENTS LIMITED TO A SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION?

Absolutely not! Though most of our patients are located in the USA, many of Dr. Zubkov’s patients live in different parts of the United States, so he has adapted his practice to work with patients wherever they may be. Video conferencing software is a preferred method that you can choose to consult by way of virtual office visits.

HOW ARE LABORATORY TESTS HANDLED?

Some testing can be done through conventional laboratories and others are only available through specialty laboratories. During your consultation, Dr. Zubkov will determine which tests are needed and then our office assistants can review the testing recommendations, the instructions (e.g. fasting or non-fasting, etc.) and costs. Some testing can be performed at home with test kits to collect urine, saliva or stool samples. Others may require you to go to a local laboratory to draw the blood. In those instances, we can provide you with an order that you can take to a facility near your home. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing.

CAN DR. ZUBKOV BE MY PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER?

No, Dr. Zubkov's consultation services via virtual office visits will be limited to that of consultation only. He does require that you maintain with a primary care doctor or specialist for routine screening exams such as physical exams, pap smears, colonoscopies, prostate exams, etc. and for emergency situations requiring immediate care or hospitalization.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO GO TO A HOSPITAL OR SEE A SPECIALIST?

In providing superb care with unprecedented access, we seek to prevent or reduce hospitalizations and specialty referrals. In those instances where those types of care are required, we will certainly continue to serve you during your hospital stay or to work closely with any specialist. In some cases, depending on the level of care and the sorts of expertise required, we may rely on those specialized caregivers to manage your treatment.

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