Andy Rubman, ND

Andrew Rubman, ND, is medical director of Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines in Southbury, Connecticut. Dr. Rubman views himself as a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options. His 35-year career started with Robert Atkins, MD, (of Atkins Diet fame) in New York City.

As a primary care provider, Dr. Rubman helps people of all ages, from infants to those in their 90’s, resist illness by improving wellness and has specialty interests in gastroenterology and endocrinology. He also has a sub-specialty of diagnosing and treating peri-menopausal women, and had contributed to the NAMS (North American Menopause Society) nutritional protocol used as a component of the curriculum of all medical schools in the US.

Dr. Rubman is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), a member of the specialty society, The Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP), as well as a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. He offers office visits and distance consultations and actively treats and consults with patients worldwide.

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