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.
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.
Dr. Zubkov has been extremely interested in the combination of Eastern and Western Medicine since he entered medical school over 30 years ago. Slowly, he switched to the traditional Western approach and continued to treat with drugs until he realized that they were not very effective and although allowed to control chronic disease, they rarely lead to the resolution of those conditions.
His training in neurology led him to a specialization in the management of strokes and neurocritical care. After entering his clinical practice, he started seeing young patients with the same diseases the elderly and at an increasing rate. He realized that medications alone will not provide long-term health for those who got sick at an early age.
He has immersed himself into integrative, functional medicine for the past 10 years. Western medicine has its role and strengths in addressing acute disease and Dr. Zubkov saved countless lives using this approach, but Western medicine is powerless in the face of chronic diseases.
As many other integrative medicine practitioners, Dr. Zubkov was initially focused on diet. The Paleo diet was just starting to be known. Very soon, he realized that it was not effective, as any other diets in isolation. In addition, his patients were not able to sustain those restricted diets in the long term.
Through extensive studies, Dr. Zubkov realized that the only way to get patients better was to empower them with the knowledge about their individual biology and address as many aspects as possible. This was a powerful approach that resulted in considerable improvement and resolution of chronic ailments in many patients.
This is when Mind Body Neurology was born. It is a combined approach to address environment, lifestyle, mindset and nutrition. By addressing all those four factors, we allow body to create enough energy to start repairing itself.
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.
5 out of 5 stars
After running the gauntlet of medical providers, specialists, and world renowned clinics, I had quickly succumbed to the mindset my health problems and chronic pain would forever be a constant battle, one I would endure for the rest of my life. Following an ER visit in the Spring of 2022, I was referred to Dr. Zubkov, and a new approach to medicine and healing the human body quickly opened before me.
Through his integrative approach to neurology, in conducting in-depth environmental and lab analysis work, Dr. Zubkov is able to successfully drill to the bottom of debilitating heath problems. In participating in the Complete LifeGuard Program, and meeting on a regular basis with Dr. Zubkov, I have been given the tools, knowledge, and resources to confront my health concerns head on, while at the same being equipped with a valuable toolbox for the long haul. What we choose to do with that toolbox at the end of day is entirely up to us, and requires commitment and follow-through. If you wish to reclaim your health, and gain clarity into perplexing medical concerns, I highly recommend the Complete LifeGuard and the many benefits it offers.
I met Dr. Zubkov when my husband's cardiologist recommended we see him. We had been in the hospital and were told that my husband's stroke was simply vertigo. Dr. Zubkov took the time to research and study old records and films, did more extensive tests and found out what was actually the problem and that indeed it was a stroke. He has helped us understand more of the holistic picture of how to maintain and regain health and we see significant improvement. We are very thankful to have him as a health coach, walking us through several life and death situations and addressing issues in a way that gives you hope of improvement. We have had many life situations that have caused incredible amount of stress - multiple deaths, illnesses, strokes, caring for my father through multiple heart attacks and health issues. Dr. Zubkov has recommended through his program steps to take to get through the challenges while supporting my body to maintain and improve health. Recently we found out that my husband's blood vessels that were 80 and 95% blocked are now open - a process that took time, but with the help of coaching by Dr. Zubkov, testing, changing diet, exercise, programs to mitigate stress, breathing, and encouraging coaching, we've made it through and are seeing improvements.
I can't say enough about how great Dr. Zubkov has been to work with. He truly cares about his patients. He is serious but very compassionate. I like the no nonsense approach and straight communication about what needs to happen and what will NOT happen if you don't follow through. I appreciate the very responsive communication when we have questions or concerns and the thoroughness of his approach. We really like his personality and encouragement...he is very knowledgeable and we trust him. He is very thorough, gets results others are not getting and has solutions that work.
Dr. Zubkov has a tremendous amount of knowledge In both the medicine and holistic world; he knows that each patient needs their own unique approach to achieve complete health and wellness. He goes above and beyond in helping those with difficult health issues that can not be cured with a single pill. Through his guidance and care, I have realized how much our lifestyle and gut health truly affects our overall well-being.
Prior to being his patient, I have gone through several doctors complaining of sudden, severe brain fog and fatigue, despite many tests coming back ‘normal.’ They dismissed me and said that I am probably going through depression, despite never having clinical depression before. While I was under Dr. Zubkov’s care, he listened to everything I had to say and didn’t give up on figuring out what changes need to be made, or how my health can improve. Through his teachings and expertise, I have found out that poor gut health can lead to many neurological problems, and it is often overlooked by Doctors. That is what I found especially unique about Dr. Zubkov, that I rarely experienced in Doctors prior to him. Thanks to him, I am making huge progress and have since improved my health. His co-workers have also said that he is especially good at catching rare diseases.
For anyone considering being a patient under Dr. Zubkov’s care, you must know that the majority of your health will depend on how much you are willing, and dedicated to make changes in your lifestyle. He understands that a patient’s long-term health is just as important as their current health. His goal is to make sure his patients will never give up on improving their health, so that issues don’t arise later in life; which should be the goal of every good Doctor so that we can stay out of hospitals as much as possible. The lifestyle changes I have made were not easy, but I feel significantly better than before being his patient. Put in the work, and you will be guaranteed success. He is by far the most knowledgeable, caring, best Doctor I have had. Highly recommend!
I met Dr. Zubkov as a result of a TIA in 2008. I've met with him periodically over the years. He is clear, concise and upbeat in his work. Since mid-2021, he has been encouraging me and counseling me on my diet and the need to lead a healthier food and exercise diet. Through his help I lost 30 pounds and am eating a much more balanced diet with regular exercise. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Zubkov is an amazing, compassionate doctor. I was diagnosed with a rare disorder and was struggling miserably and he helped me through it. He has a functional, integrated approach that is/was exactly what I needed. I have found many doctors just want to treat the symptoms. Doctor Zubkov helps you find the underlying cause. I will be forever grateful to him for helping me get my health back!
Dr. Zubkov is one of the few neurologists around who takes an integrated approach. I’ve had a condition for over a decade, and too many neurologists just run a few tests and try to see if the latest drugs result in improvement. Dr. Zubkov enjoys figuring out the root cause(s) and not just treating symptoms.
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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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