Richard DeAndrea, MD, ND


    State University of New York Medical Doctorate, 1990 City University of New York Bachelor of Arts, 1987


    Lisc# G74640 DEA# BD3280788 bd 5178567


Medical Advisory Boards :
  • Physician's Committee of Responsible Medicine 1997
  • American Naturopathic Medical Association 1997


  • Cornell University's
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • General Surgery, 1991
  • American Naturopathic
  • Medical Association
  • Naturopathic Degree, 1997
  • Herbal Healer Academy
  • Herbalist, 1997
  • Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Hyperbaric Medicine, 1999


  • Head Start Program
  • Clinical Professor, 1996
  • American University of Complimentary Medicine Professor, 2000
  • Wilshire Care Medical Center Medical Director, 1998
  • Care Love Medical Center Medical Director, 2003-2006
  • UCLA-Akasha Integrative Medicine Pilot Project 2006-2007
  • UCSF-Medicann, Inc. Pilot Project 2007-2009
  • Piyavate/TRIA- IMI Holistic Health Director 2010

Richard DeAndrea, MD, ND

“doctor D”

After medical school doctor D studied Internal Medicine and General Surgery.  He wanted to understand more than one approach to medicine in an effort to bring healing methods from around the world to his patients.
He decided to learn Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Natural Medicine, Homeopathy, Oxygen Therapy, IV Therapy, Functional Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Kineseology, Yoga and Vipassana Meditation

Disheartened with Western medicine and the dangling carrot “cure” ideology he sought a method for healing.  Along the way he experienced everything from psychic healing to psychedelic shamanism.
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 multidisciplinary and based in information, regeneration, and energy medicine.
In an effort to prove that these techniques will heal the most impoverished with the greatest challenges to survive. He applied the these principles of healing, naturally, in South Central Los Angeles for 5 years in an area of the United States that is considered a hot bed for riots, gang warfare and drastic crimes.
The results were miraculous!  In 1997 NBC, ABC and Hard Copy reported that heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even AIDS cases were reversed in a little ghetto clinic when the “holy” cure was replaced with good old fashioned healing.
“Curing is for pickles, healing is for people,” says doctor D.
Above all doctor D believes healing can be fun.  In 1998, he and Woody Harrelson joined forces to open the first oxygen bar in America.
Dr. DeAndrea is co-founder of the 21 Day Detox as featured on Lifetime Television and CBS-48 Hours in 2003.  He is the author of The Fat Cure, the secrets to rapid and permanent weight loss, presently in a nationwide infomercial campaign. 
He was the Chief of Integrative Medicine for Medicann, Inc. the California state leader in alternative Integrative health education.  He was a key figure in getting Cannabis approved as medicine for people living with AIDS that could not use traditional pain relieving medications.
Dr. DeAndrea is the Holistic Health Director at TRIA Integrative Wellness Center at Piyavate Hospital, Bangkok Thailand and the Medical Director for Adsitem, Inc. the world leader in Autologous Stem Cell Therapy.
Dr. DeAndrea always integrates his medical approach with natural cures.  He lives a green life, is a surfer, loves yoga and was raised in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. 

 Pioneers of a New Medicine
You probably have never heard of him or seen his face, but he is one of those renegade doctors who are part of a wave of change that is revolutionizing American medicine.  After medical school he studied internal medicine and general surgery at the State University of New York and Cornell University.  He was a candidate for one of the nation’s most renowned plastic surgery programs, but ironically became disheartened with the “dangling carrot” cure mentality of Western medicine and sought an alternative.
In an effort to find an answer to the “health care crisis” he experienced everything from psychic healing to traditional American Indian shamanism.  After years of learning to work with people as opposed to treating “conditions” it became clear to Dr. DeAndrea that a more holistic approach was needed.  As a holistic physician it has been his goal to include the individual and the environment in the healing process.
Dr. DeAndrea applied the principles of natural healing in South Central Los Angeles for 5 years after the Rodney King riots.  The results were miraculous!  In 1996 NBC and ABC reported that heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even AIDs cases could be reversed in a little ghetto clinic in Watts when the almighty “cure” was replaced with good old fashioned healing.  “Curing is for pickles, healing is for people,” says Dr. D.
In 1997 Dr. DeAndrea hosted a controversial health talk show on KPFK radio in Los Angeles that aired the cattle rancher that appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and announced a connection between “Mad Cow’s Disease” and Alzheimer’s disease in humans stimulating research in the area of food borne illness as a cause of dementia.
Above all doctor D believes healing can be fun.  In 1998 he and Woody Harrelson joined forces to open the first oxygen bar.  Using the combination of oxygen, herbs and organically grown raw food made it possible to party while giving your body a boost.  In an effort to keep the party going in 1999, Perry Ferrel- Jane’s Addiction front man and doctor D collaborated for Coachella to create the Oasis Village, an awareness healing space that became the center piece for the largest West coast concert event where participants could learn about the relationship between health and the environment.

As a holistic physician that advocates a progressive approach to medicine Dr. DeAndrea served as the chief health educator for the South Central Head Start Program where he earned the Los Angeles County Outstanding Community Service Award.  He is also medical advisor to the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and Earth Save International.