About Dr. Yanover
Dr. Marina Yanover is a naturopathic physician, licensed in Connecticut, as well as an acupuncturist licensed in both Connecticut and New York State.
Dr. Yanover helps both adults and children with disorders of the immune system caused by external toxins such as autoimmune conditions, PANS/ PANDAS, chronic infections such as Lyme, Candida and parasites, skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as sleep issues.
As a primary care physician, she performs annual physicals, orders laboratory testing, and treats illness while offering a unique caring and patient-focused approach. Each patient is viewed as a unique physical, emotional and spiritual being; with that always in mind, Dr. Yanover offers individualized treatments which may include nutritional support, acupuncture, supplementation, herbal preparations, dietary recommendations, craniosacral therapy, counseling, and other modalities known to help restore balance in our bodies. This balance encourages the body to heal itself, a natural phenomenon which is the underlying goal of naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Yanover developed a pre- conception program called “ Healthy Pregnancy through Nutrition and Acupuncture” which uses the power of nutrition, detoxification, stabilization of the autonomic nervous system, and the insights of both traditional eastern and western medicine to achieve a greater level of health for both mother and child.
Dr. Yanover places a great deal of emphasis on nutrition. She will assess a patient’s requirement for dietary adjustments, nutritional supplementation as well as for herbal products which she is able to formulate and prepare. Most importantly, her view is that the practice of medicine should seek the cause of problems and not just treat presenting symptoms.
As another modality used in the practice, Acupuncture is a great tool borrowed from an ancient eastern tradition. Dr. Yanover uses acupuncture to help her patients with stress relief, anxiety, depression, pain, sleep disorders, infertility, and immune enhancement.
Dr. Yanover started her health care training in Odessa Ukraine, part of the former Soviet Union. She finished nursing school in 1991 and worked as a nurse for one year in the Surgical Urology department at the Marine hospital. Concurrently, she studied the art of massage, and received a degree in massage therapy.
She came to the United States in 1992, and in 1993 enrolled in Brooklyn College, a branch of CUNY (City University of New York) where she pursued a premed course of study. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1997. During her college career, she volunteered at local hospitals. It was during this experience that she realized conventional medicine, as practiced in the US, was quite different from the kind of medicine she had become accustomed to in Ukraine. This remarkable contrast in practice philosophies inspired her to become a Naturopathic Physician.
After graduation, Dr. Yanover attended the naturopathic medical and acupuncture programs at the distinguished Bastyr University, also known as the “Harvard of natural medicine”, located in Seattle, WA. There she earned dual degrees , an ND (naturopathic doctor) and an MS in acupuncture. She then did her residency at the Griffin Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Center in Connecticut, which she completed in 2003. At Griffin she incorporated alternative medicine as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments. At the same time, she mentored and supervised the clinical training of students at Bridgeport University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine.
In August of 2007, Dr. Yanover went to China to receive additional, intensive training in acupuncture at one of Shanghai University’s most elite and highly ranked hospitals. If you want to learn more about her experience, click here for the story.
Currently Dr. Yanover is in private practice in Westport, CT. Westport is a beautiful small town in Fairfield County Connecticut. It is conveniently located only an hour’s drive or ride on Metro North’s New Haven line from both New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. Daily, she puts into practice the skills and knowledge she has accumulated over the years and is devoted to her patients and their wellbeing.
Personally, Dr. Yanover, is a mother of two. In her spare time she loves to cook, and spend time with her family.